Whenever I finish doing any exercise I am always ravenously hungry, with a full on growling tummy, I have to stop and think and not reach for a snack and immediately undo much of the good I have just done.
Of course I know that often the feeling of hunger is caused by dehydration, and am aware of the importance of properly re-hydrating after exercise, but sometimes I want a little more than just a drink of water. This green smoothie quencher is very refreshing and very gulp-able on your return from the gym, contains about 1 and a half portions of your five a day, and takes 30 seconds to whizz up in a blender.
I use a Optimum 9400 Blender from Froothie, which makes quick work of frozen fruit and vegetables, I would not be without it – it is one of the few appliances that lives on the worktop and that I use every day. It is an investment when comparing the Froothie to the Vitamix the Froothie wins on price, power and (importantly if you live in a flat) volume! Froothie vs Vitamix review and comparison is here.
If you do not have a power blender you can still make this in either regular jug blender or with s stick blender, just use chilled rather than frozen grapes, and be aware it will be not quite as smooth.
The Post Workout Green Smoothie Quencher
- 10 green grapes – frozen
- 150 ml coconut water
- small handful spinach
- Simply place all the ingredients into a power blender and whizz until smooth.
- I measure the ingredients by putting the grapes into the glass, then fill to 5cm from the top with coconut water before pouring into the blender with the spinach.
Now there is a simple recipe, easy to whizz up.
And very effective at hydrating after exercise!
Ciara (My Fussy Eater)
Yum, this looks delicious and right up my street!
the perfect hydrator!
I love smoothies but am yet to get on board the green smoothie train. I must try.
Oh I’m loving this one Helen. Note to self – freeze some grapes!
Frozen grapes are amazing. Use to cool wine without diluting it too!
Oh I love frozen grapes, what a great idea to use them in a smoothie. I think this smoothie would be a good way to enjoy coconut water as I don’t like it on it’s own.
I find that the flavour of coconut water varies hugely Laura. Some I love on its own, others I am far less keen on
Jeanne @ Cooksister
So greeeeeen! I love the idea of grapes in a smoothie :) My meal of choice when I get back from the gym is a ton of water and 2 soft-boiled eggs. Makes the trip to the gym seem worthwhile!
Grapes are wonderful – they add a little sweetness but do not thicken it at all.
clever idea Helen. not too thick and perfect for hydrating as well as boosting energy post workout.
it contains some, but not a full on whack of calories.
Sounds perfect and a lovely colour – might make one now as I’ve just started on a morning workout routine and it’s a bit of a shock to the system!
It is the perfect post workout drink Emily, so refreshing.
My post workout snack of choice is quite often two hot buttered crumpets….hmmm….think I should make this swap pronto – thanks for posting! Helen xx
Hot buttered crumpets do sound just the ticket Helen!
I do like to start my day with a green smoothie. I will give this recipe a try.
Omg I’m in love !
I’ll be honest I played around abit added A banana(I feel they will get jealous if I don’t use them) some honey & vanilla organic plant protein nevertheless and I can feel my body rehydrate by the sip, It was perfect after my run!!!! Ps I used vita coco w/pineapple :)
A banana will certainly make it far more filling!
In my entire life have never liked smoothies but this one definitely deserves my try got two things I love spinach and grapes ….
You could well like this one Hazel, its not too thick if you whizz it in a decent blender.