Energizing Elixir: The Ultimate Workout Recovery Smoothie

Dive into the invigorating world of post-workout rejuvenation with this Energizing Elixir. A symphony of sweet and tart flavors dance on your palate, where the tropical tang of pineapple meets the mellow smoothness of banana. 

Spirulina dusts this concoction with a hint of the sea, while the creaminess of Greek yogurt and the nutty whispers of almond butter unite in a satisfying texture. The subtle sweetness of honey envelops your senses, promising a blissful retreat after a vigorous workout.

Energizing Elixir: The Ultimate Workout Recovery Smoothie

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes (Blend time: 2 minutes)


  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 350 ml per serving

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 10 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 35 grams
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Sugar: 20 grams (natural sugars)


  • Fresh pineapple chunks: 150 grams
  • Ripe banana, sliced: 118 grams
  • Greek yogurt, unsweetened: 100 grams
  • Almond butter, unsalted: 32 grams
  • Raw honey: 15 grams
  • Spirulina powder: 3 grams
  • Ice cubes: 120 grams
  • Water (or coconut water): 100 ml

Method of Preparation

  1. Begin by preparing your ingredients, measuring each precisely.
  2. In a high-powered blender, combine the pineapple, banana, Greek yogurt, almond butter, honey, spirulina powder, and water.
  3. Add the ice cubes to the mixture.
  4. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes or until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  5. Pour the smoothie into chilled glasses, dividing equally.

Culinary Success Tips

  • For the freshest flavor, use ripe, in-season fruits.
  • Freeze your banana beforehand for an extra creamy texture without diluting the smoothie.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding or reducing the honey based on your taste preferences and dietary needs.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use a different kind of yogurt? Yes, feel free to substitute with any plant-based yogurt for a dairy-free option.
  • Is there an alternative to almond butter? Absolutely, any nut or seed butter can be used as a substitute.
  • How can I make the smoothie colder? Use frozen fruit or add more ice to reach your desired temperature.