Smoothies are one delicious way for boxers to get their calorie and nutrient intake for cutting weight, recover or maintaining performance.
As someone who has been boxing for a while, smoothies have been a brilliant way to keep on top of my weight and also a great snack alternative!
I have found by having a smoothie as a brilliant alternative snack option mainly for post workout, but you can also have these any time of day really.
They also make a great sweet treat after your main meal instead of digging and giving into the temptation of chocolate or cake!
The other great thing about shakes is that they are great after a long enduring boxing workout session in the gym. Sometimes I don’t have the biggest appetite right after, especially if I have been training later at night.
It is vitally important to make sure you get the nutrients inside you to get the protein and carbs to recover. That is why I love to use smoothies as you can add in protein powder or nuts and blender will chop it up for you.
They also generally make you feel great after taking them over a period of time and that why hopefully you will benefit from the recipes in this list!
How do you get started and directions
Before going onto the recipes it’s important you get yourself a blender of some sort! It doesn’t need to be the most expensive thing in the world, but something that is good enough for the job!
If you are thinking of doing a bulk load of smoothies so you can have them over a few days. That is where you will have to consider getting a slightly bigger blender so you can fit in more ingredients at once.
Check out plenty smoothie blender options on Amazon here to get you started.
The other thing of course is to get your shopping list ready! If you want to try some of these recipes below you will need to take some notes or bookmark this page.
The directions for all these recipes are very straight forward and you can do this for all of them in three simple steps:
- Add ingredients into blender
- Once blender is closed put on high speed and until smooth
- Pour your smoothie mix into a glass or container – AND ENJOY!
Personal smoothie recipes for boxers
Now here are some of my nutrient and tasty recipes you can try out below – with my very own recipe names. Feel free to laugh at my efforts!
But in all seriousness, these recipes below should hopefully give you something delicious to try out.
*All recipes below are for one serving. Add more if you plan on doing a pre-made bulk.
Recipe 1 – A Sweet Knockout
Now if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, this recipe will definitely help when you put this together. This is a great way to gain carbs, vitamins and antioxidants into your diet! I like to have this with breakfast or fro a sweet afternoon snack.
- 1 banana (peeled and chopped)
- ½ cup of raspberries
- ½ cup of blueberries
- 2 tsp of yoghurt
- 2 chunks of ice
Recipe 2 – Protein Heavyweight
So if you have had a hard enduring session at the gym, you will need to make sure your body gets a good amount of protein and carbs into your system. If you don’t have the best appetite it might be worth trying this one out to fill you up!
- 1 tsp of peanut butter
- 1 ½ scoops of chocolate or vanilla protein powder (these are my favourites)
- Cup of milk
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
- ½ cup of oatmeal
Recipe 3 – Greenville
Now from experience, the green and veg smoothie are usually least popular due to the taste. But look there are ways around to make that slightly more bearable. There are so many benefits to having more ‘green’ smoothies that will benefit in the long run. You will have a lot more energy, your skin will feel great and just feel better overall. Give this smoothie a go for one week and you will see a huge difference in yourself!
- 1 apple (Chopped and sliced)
- Cup of chopped kale
- 1 small cucumber (chopped)
- 2 celery stickers
- 2 chunks of ice
- ½ lemon (peeled)
Recipe 4 – “Beet It Up” Shake
Finally, a beetroot smoothie to finish off the list…but with a sweet twist! Beetroot is a very useful vegetable to use as they have many health and performance benefits. This is especially good for boxers or fighters looking to stay in top condition. This includes lowering blood pressure and enhancing exercise performance.
This is due to Inorganic nitrates that help blood flow around your body and muscles. This also makes them great for recovery in healing damaged muscle tissues post workout!
The one issue is obviously beets’ taste is not for everyone – including myself! This smoothie recipe should hopefully remove that issue giving you a sweeter taste.
- 1 cup of beetroot juice or 1 beetroot chopped
- ½ banana chopped
- 4-6 cherries
- ½ cup of almond milk
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein
- ½ cup of chopped kale (optional)
- 1 ice chunk of ice (optional)
Other recipe recommendations and guides
Smoothie Shakes were something I never really considered in the past to help boost my boxing training performance. But once you get started you will really love to try out new recipes all the time.
One of the books where I was really inspired was The Fighter Kitchen book by former world champion Chris Algieri. He includes many awesome food recipes for fighters including smoothies and shakes which is best for looking to maintain performance.
The other smoothie recipe guide which might be checking out is The Smoothie Diet package, for those that are looking to cut or lose weight. This give you a whole range of things to help you:
- FULL 21-DAY WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
- 36 DELICIOUS FAT-MELTING MEAL-REPLACEMENT SMOOTHIE RECIPES
- SHOPPING LISTS FOR EACH WEEK To Make It Very Simple To Get Everything You Need
- SMOOTHIE MAKING TIPS & PREP GUIDE
Check out the Smoothie Diet Package website here for more details.
As I mentioned earlier, smoothies are a brilliant snack alternative and also great for post workout snacks or dessert. Hopefully one of my recipes will be able to help you get back on track in terms of helping to maintain weight or even for recovery.
Comment below and let me know which option you might want to try out?
Why not look out more of my diet and nutrition articles here for more useful advice.
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