25 Smoothie Recipes for the Busy Athlete

25 Smoothie Recipes for the Busy Athlete

Sports Nutrition

It's back! My most popular blog series first began with my Crockpot Recipes for the Busy Athlete, followed by 30 Minute Meals for the Busy Athlete, and Instant Pot Recipes for the Busy Athlete. This time, I'm sharing a new collection of simple, nutritious smoothie recipes to help you rehydrate, re-energize, and recover!

I’ve gathered 25 recipes thanks to fellow registered dietitians and food bloggers. These recipes require little effort and a blender to prepare.

Smoothies are a fantastic way for athletes to get loads of nutrients in with little time and effort. They help to increase your intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables which can help fight inflammation and speed up the recovery process. For athletes that have a difficult time tolerating solid foods post-workout, smoothies are a great solution. They can also be tailored to fit your needs regardless if you’re trying to lose, gain, or maintain your weight.

The most common question that comes up when discussing smoothies with athletes is “what protein powder should I use?” I have reviews on both whey protein powders and plant-based protein powders to help answer this question. Now let’s get to these smoothies!

Berry Smoothies

Lemon Blueberry Smoothie from Cassidy Reeser RD

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie from The Foodie Dietitian

Gut Health Berry Smoothie from Eleat Nutrition

Strawberry Basil Protein Smoothie from The Oregon Dietitian

Triple Berry Smoothie from Rebecca Clyde RD at Nourish Nutrition Co

4 Easy and Delicious Frozen Smoothie Packs from Emily Cooper, RD

Green Smoothies

Superfood Green Smoothie from Meals with Maggie

Reset Smoothie from Eleat Nutrition

Avocado Mint Green Smoothie from TheHealthyToast

Beet Green Smoothiefrom Chrissy Carroll, RD + Triathlon Coach

Wheat Grass Green Smoothie from Shahzadi Devje RD

Fruit Smoothies

Pineapple Mango Smoothiefrom Shahzadi Devje RD

Pomegranate Apple Smoothie with Squash from Shaw Simple Swaps

Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie from Lizzie Streit, MS, RD

Orange Mango Smoothie Sarah Schlicter, MPH, RDN of Bucket List Tummy

Dragon Fruit Dream with Raspberries from Dana White Nutrition

Sweet Potato Beet Smoothie from Sarah Schlicter, MPH, RDN of Bucket List Tummy

Banana Protein Shake from Colleen Christensen RD

Chocolate + More Smoothies

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie from The Heart Smart Dietitian

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie from Your Choice Nutrition

Peanut Butter Chocolate Weight Gain Smoothie from Eleat Nutrition

High Potassium Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie from Laura Yautz, RD of Being Nutritious

Calming Smoothie For Runners (turmeric + ginger) from Ginger Hultin RD of Champagne Nutrition

Morning Glory Smoothie from Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RD of The Gourmet RD

Coffee Protein Smoothie from The Oregon Dietitian

Special thank you to all of the fellow dietitians who contributed to this smoothie recipe round-up!

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Angie Asche

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