This healthy coffee and banana smoothie is the perfect post-workout fix. It’s packed with protein for muscle repair, potassium for electrolytes, and water for hydration. Perhaps best of all, you only need two ingredients!
In this article – we share a super-simple coffee and banana protein smoothie that’ll help the body recover after a workout.
We devised this vegan smoothie straight after today’s Joe Wicks PE session. Bananas are renowned for supporting the body pre and post-exercise. Plus, they give smoothies a creamier consistency and makes even the blandest protein shakes a lot more palatable.
Thankfully we had a properly tasty protein powder on hand. Misfits coffee protein is one of our favs (no, we’re not on commission!) and packed with a variety of nutrients beyond simply protein.
- They contain good quality protein, particularly branched chain amino acids (BCAAs).
- Aren’t whey-based which means they’re suitable for vegans and those with dairy intolerances.
- Blend to a silky smooth and creamy consistency, even without almond milk (unlike others which can have a gritty texture).
Alternatively, you can make this as an instant coffee banana smoothie using a spoonful of everyday granules. It’ll still taste great but won’t contain any protein. However, you’ll still get all the nutrition benefits that bananas provide (energy, fibre, vitamins, potassium, etc).
Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe
Here’s the recipe info for this delicious and nutritious smoothie…
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop coffee protein powder (or 1tsp coffee granules)
- 300ml cold water (or almond milk)
- Peel the banana.
- Place all the ingredients into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
Can I have this espresso banana smoothie pre-workout instead?
Absolutely, having this smoothie about 30mins before your workout will give you a quick energy boost. This allows you to work even harder during your training session!
However, if your goal is muscle gain or weight loss, then having it after your workout is probably a better option. Research shows that consuming protein after exercise is more effective for muscular repair and growth.
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Our in-house associate nutritionist holds a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, a bachelors degree in Sports Science and English, and a Diploma in Personal Training. She has over 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, working with leading health clubs, equipment manufacturers, and one-to-one clients.