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Pineapple Cinnamon Burst, The Wholefood Protein Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie You'll Be Craving

Drinking a serving of protein after an intense workout is an excellent habit to adopt that effectively aids your recovery and replenishes weary muscles. Unlike a high protein meal which must be chewed to be digested, liquid smoothies are quickly absorbed and circulated to the depleted microconidia of your muscle cells right when they are most receptive to nourishment. So having a densely nourishing smoothie within 20-minutes of a workout, is a delicious way to refuel your body!

Pineapple Cinnamon Burst, The Wholefood Protein Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie You'll Be Craving
Pineapple Cinnamon Burst, The Wholefood Protein Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie You'll Be Craving

Consuming a protein-rich drink after a workout has long been the secret to effective recovery and gains by bodybuilders, but its also just as essential for women (I promise it won't make you grow huge muscles). Fast-absorbing proteins deliver essential amino acids into your depleted cells and muscles precisely when they're needed the most, after big workouts. Consuming protein powder after a workout will help you recover faster and bounce back even stronger for tomorrow's session.


Pineapple Cinnamon Burst Smoothie

Grab these ingredients for the blender and boost your metabolism while replenishing tired muscles with a hearty dose of clean protein, vital nutrients and beneficial superfoods.


  • 250ml plantbased milk ( I use @uluhye almond mylk)

  • 1/2 frozen banana, gives a thick creamy texture

  • 30g of whey or vegan protein (I use Nourish by @aussiebodies)

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1/2 sweet orange, just the juice and pulp

  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, revs up the metabolism

  • 1 tsp maca root powder, antioxidant-rich to boost muscle recovery

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds, high in dietary fibre

Toss all the ingredients in a blender and process on high until a thick, creamy consistency. Enjoy served in a bowl with a little crunch such as toasted coconut, homemade granola, crushed nuts and seeds. If you prefer a milkshake consistency, add a 100ml more milk and drink through a wide straw.

Recipe Suggestions

This recipe is super delicious as is, but can be adapted with other high protein and beneficial ingredients. Try a scoop of peanut or almond butter in a vanilla flavoured smoothie, and swap out the citrus and pineapple for steamed cauliflower. Switch the pineapple for mango, a handful of greens, and add a tsp of spirulina for more energy. There are so just many recipe options, you'll have to tune in for my next post!

I'd love to know if you make this and what combinations you come up with. Tell me in the comments or hit the chat button and share your photos.

Healthy + happiness,

Emma Lisa xx

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31 oct. 2022

Love pineapple, will try it! Anna x

Emma Lisa
Emma Lisa
04 nov. 2022
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Yes it’s a favourite of mine as well… How did you go with a smoothie recipe? Health + happiness Emma Lisa xo


10 févr. 2022

Sounds delicious!!

Emma Lisa
Emma Lisa
31 oct. 2022
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Thank you, so glad you liked it...stay tuned for more!

Health + happiness,

Emma x

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