So you have run those miles, jumped those jumping jacks, done those squats and stretched those muscles enough and now is the time to refuel your system. Well there is no better way to do it, than to do it with post workout smoothies! Smoothies are supposed to be the best possible snack that you can turn to after sweating it out at a vigorous workout session, for they make-up for the protein intake you need to build muscles and have antioxidants that repair cell damage. Which is why, we bring you a handful of post workout smoothie recipes to choose from.

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Banana-oat protein smoothie

The massive dose of potassium in banana prompts calcium absorption and is a good source of energy. Oatmeal on the other hand comes with a handful of health benefits such as boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol, stabilising blood sugar et al. Together this smoothie helps restore muscle glycogen and helps muscle building and recovery. Perfect for a post workout snack!

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Matcha, spinach and pear smoothie

This has got be the lethal most combination when it comes to a health smoothie. This combination is everything you need to boost your energy levels and recover from a vigorous workout. While the matcha green tea brings in the hit of caffeine, the spinach is a burst of minerals and vitamins K, vitamin A, iron amongst others. And pear not only comes in as the much needed sweetening agent but also brings in Vitamin C and fibers. Clearly, that is the one green smoothie you can bank on!

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Flax and oats smoothie

Flax seeds are a rich source of micronutrients, fibers, vitamin B1and polyunsaturated fatty acids that do immense good to your digestive health. Oats as we know have all the possible health benefits from immunity to cholesterol levels to controlled blood sugar. Together they make a health potion that is packed in abundance with omega- 3 fatty acids and health benefits that make it a perfect post workout drink.

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Grape-berry protein smoothie

All berries, be it red, blue or black are loaded with antioxidants that help you fight oxidative stress and boost your immunity. So you can pick a berry of your choice and add it to this post-workout protein potion. Grapes too are packed to the brim with nutrients and make it easier for the body to absorb Vitamin C, manganese and potassium. With a protein dose in plenty, the smoothie will be an energy rush for the rest of the day.

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Peachy kale protein smoothie

An overload of nutrients, this fruit and vegetable smoothie can encompass all your nutrition requirement if you can blend in the right fruits. Go for peaches, pineapples, bananas and kale and you should be able to power yourself up for the day. While the bananas with their vitamin B-6, iron and potassium content help lower blood pressure and protect you against chronic diseases, kale with its Vitamin K, Vitamin C, calcium and fiber is considered a great source of anti-oxidants and is a great way to boost health and immunity.