Vegan Smoothies and Snacks after Workout


Sure, your stomach begins to boil after a non-stop sweating exercise on the gym, or even a simple workout at home. If you have the interest to stay in shape or lose weight, it’s always advisable to remain healthy with the foods and beverages you consume. So, before you start a workout regime, it is important to take a high amount of alkaline, to ensure that you absorb nutrients, mostly the needed vitamins and minerals for the body. Here are some suggestions of not only healthy but also delicious, and easy-to-make snacks after workout.

Snacks that are a Big Deal for the Health

Let’s start with a few mouth-watering snacks that are definitely healthy. Do not worry because they are easy and quick to make. Within 30 minutes, you can enjoy yourself munching those nutrients, which are additional help for your new diet regime.

1. Banana Muffins

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Yes, you can grab some banana and just instantly peel them off. But to make your after-workout snack a little more interesting, try banana muffins. The ingredients are the following:

2 cups of whole-wheat pastry flour
2 large bananas (very ripe)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or iodized salt
1 and 1/4 cups of applesauce
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup soymilk, or vegan soymilk

For the procedure, simply blend the flour, baking powder and salt, while the bananas and dates are pureed. Afterwards, add soymilk and applesauce to the bowl, mix altogether, and then stir until it becomes moistened. Fill in the muffin cups with the combined ingredients, place in the over at 350 degrees, and serve after25 to 30 minutes.

2. Baked Sweet Potato Chips

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5-8 peeled sweet potatoes
vegetable cooking spray
favorite spice

While you heat the oven to 350 degrees, have the sweet potatoes peeled and sliced nicely. Use a baking pan or a cookie sheet and place foil on it, and spray it with vegetable cooking spray, then lay the peeled/sliced sweet potatoes down on the foil. After spraying both sides of the sweet potatoes, sprinkle with any of your favorite spice. When ready, bake them for 20 minutes for the one side, and another 10 minutes for the other side, but make sure they are sprinkled too.

3. Apple Sandwich

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2 slices of whole wheat multi-seed or grain vegan bread
1 apple (sliced in rounds and cored)
almond butter

Spread a spoon of almond butter on each of the sliced vegan bread, then place the apples, and cover with the other slice of bread. It’s that simple to make a delicious, healthy apple sandwich. However, you can choose peanut butter or strawberry jam instead of almond butter.

Smoothies for Refreshment and Extra Health

In case the snacks suggested above may be too much to consume between meals, drinking a vegan smoothie is a good alternative. Here are a few good choices of mixed vegan smoothies to prepare in just 5 to 10 minutes!

1. Pumpkin Smoothie

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1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin
1 frozen banana
1 cup vegan soymilk or soymilk
1 small scoop vanilla soy yogurt
1 tablespoon vegan maple syrup
a couple of dashes cinnamon
a dash of nutmeg
a dash of allspice

All of the ingredients above must be blended together. But make sure the banana, yogurt and vegan soymilk are proportioned. Add some ice cubes if you want this smoothie to be really refreshing.

2. Berry Heaven Vegan Smoothie

2 bananas
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup dozen strawberries
1-1/2 cups fresh cranberry juice

Mix all of the berry ingredients and blend. Do not add sugar to ensure you are consuming an all-natural vegan smoothie, but you can add some ice cubes.

3. Vitamin Greens Energy Vegan Smoothie

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mixed greens
2 carrots
2 apples without the core
1 cup raspberries or blueberries or strawberries, or all

Smoothie is all about mixing together, so put all these ingredients in the blender and have them stirred nicely. It is an instant smoothie drink within 2 minutes!

Whether you workout every single day or a few times in a week, make sure to eat healthily too. It helps you boost your energy to the optimum level and maintain a great shape if you are able to regulate your diet with vegan foods. So, even during your break or dismissal of your workout schedule, remember to munch some vegan snacks like the ones suggested above, or drink refreshingly and nutritious smoothies.
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