Protein Shakes, Recipes, Running

Post-Workout Shake

One of my favorite ways to refuel after a workout is to drink a cold protein shake. There are so many different ways to make shakes and I think I’ve finally perfected mine! Protein shakes are a fun way to experiment – throw in new vegetables (I recently started adding cucumber), try a new flavor of protein powder (hello Quest Cookies and Cream!), or substitute water with unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk.

Below is one of the ways I make a post-workout shake.


  • 7 ice cubes
  • 1 cup skim milk (sometimes I use water, but usually use milk for calcium)
  • 1.5 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 handful of kale
  • Sliced cucumber
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 banana (frozen or ripe)
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Chobani greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I typically use Chocolate Quest Nutrition powder).


Oops – missing the banana and kale


  • Throw everything in a blender, and BLEND!
  • Sprinkle chia seeds on top for extra protein and fiber (and to make it more photogenic) 😉




I do switch it up sometimes. Every now and then I add a tablespoon of nut butter, PBFit, or even Chocolate PB2. Like I said before, I have substituted water for milk, though I prefer milk. You could even add in frozen strawberries or blueberries.

How do you make your protein shakes?



3 thoughts on “Post-Workout Shake”

  1. Mmmm sounds good! My current go to is one scoop vega vanilla protein and green powder…a banana… frozen blueberries, kale and water 🙂 I also love this one for a morning wake me up: 1 tsp green matcha powder, one frozen banana, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup homemade almond milk, 1 tbsp raw honey…


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