Post Workout Smoothie For Weight Loss

Working out isn’t just for people who are trying to gain weight and muscle, but it’s also for people who are trying to lose weight.

Which is why I have a delicious post workout smoothie for weight loss for you today, it’s low calories, high protein, and it’s so easy.

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Post Workout Smoothie For Weight Loss

Post Workout Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Recover with a post-workout smoothie for weight loss! Blend yogurt, banana, nuts, and a scoop of protein powder for a low-calorie, nutrient-rich drink that aids in recovery and fat loss.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1 scoop unsweetened protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries


  1. To a high-speed blender, a Nutribullet, or a Blendjet, add the yogurt, peanut butter, and almond milk first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes until completely smooth.
  3. Drink the smoothie as soon as it’s ready (Assuming you are back from the gym).


*For recipe tips, smoothie variations, benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 344
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.1g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Protein: 30g

Benefits Of Drinking Fat Burning Post Workout Shake

post workout smoothie being poured into a tall glass cup

This post workout low calorie protein shake for weight loss has so many benefits, including:

  1. Nutrient-Rich: Provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, supporting overall health and wellness.
  2. Energy Boosting: The natural sugars in bananas and strawberries offer a quick energy boost, while the protein helps sustain energy levels.
  3. Supports Muscle Health: The protein in Greek yogurt, powder, and peanut butter aids in muscle repair and growth, making it a great post-workout option.
  4. Digestive Health: High in dietary fiber from the fruits, aiding in digestion and promoting gut health.
  5. Heart Healthy: Unsaturated fats from peanut butter and almond milk can support heart health by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
  6. Hydration: Almond milk and the water content in the fruits contribute to hydration, important for overall health.
  7. Bone Strengthening: Calcium from almond milk and Greek yogurt, along with other minerals, supports bone health.

If you like gym drinks, you should try my pre workout smoothie for muscle gain, as well as my banana whey protein smoothie.

strawberry banana post workout shake

How To Make a Post Workout Smoothie For Weight Loss Without Protein Powder

If you don’t like protein powders and want variation for a no-protein powder smoothie, here’s how to customize this smoothie:

Method 1:

  1. Increase the yogurt from 2 tablespoons to 1/2 cup.
  2. Decrease the almond milk from 1 cup to 1/2 cup.

Method 2:

  1. Instead of protein powder and yogurt, use 1 cup of cottage cheese or silken tofu.
  2. Once again, decrease the almond milk from 1 cup to 1/2 cup.

Other Substitutions And Smoothie Variations

Post Workout Smoothie For Weight Loss

In case you want to make a slightly different-tasting after workout smoothie for weight loss, here are some options:

  • To enhance the protein amount in this smoothie even more, you can use low-fat dairy milk instead of almond milk.
  • Not a fan of bananas? You can use mango instead.
  • Instead of frozen strawberries, you can use any other berry of choice. 
  • Are you nut-free? Use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter.


  1. Include 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee or 1 shot of cooled espresso for an energy boost.
  2. Add a tablespoon of cacao or cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor.

Blender Suitability:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

I recommend that you use a Nutribullet or a Blendjet if you are making a single-serving smoothie.

For more than one serving, I recommend that you use a higher-capacity blender, such as Vitamix, Ninja Blenmder, and Hamilton Beach Blender.


Type Of Diet Suitable
Raw Food-Friendly

To make this smoothie paleo-friendly, make sure you use a paleo-friendly protein powder.

Such as collagen powder or a pea protein.

To make the post work out smoothie vegan, use vegan protein powder, and swap the Greek yogurt for a vegan alternative.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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