Healthy Strawberry Recipes to Fuel Your Workout

The best type of workout is one that leaves you feeling strong and healthy. You need the right fuel to keep your energy going to get that type of workout. Adding strawberries to your pre- and post-workout fuel can be a great way to boost your energy and health.

One way to fuel your workout from strawberries is with a quick and easy strawberry smoothie. Give any of these a try for pure satisfaction:

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

For this recipe, you will need a blender, fresh or frozen mangos, strawberries, greek yogurt, coconut water, and your choice of milk. This recipe calls for almond milk, but whatever milk you prefer will do. The protein from the yogurt and the carbohydrates and nutrients from the fruit can give you energy throughout your workout.

This healthy strawberry recipe can give you a boost in nutrition. Add strawberries, a banana, cauliflower, and your choice of soy or pea milk into a blender. Once blended, enjoy a nutritious smoothie that can fuel your body with hidden veggies and plenty of plant-based protein.

You won’t find these shots at any bar because these shots are wellness shots. Each shot gives you a nice boost of vitamin C. Just add strawberries, grated ginger, turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper into a blender. What a simple and quick way to pack in plenty of goodness.

Cabbage and strawberries may seem like an unlikely pair, but they pack a nutritious (and delicious) punch. This smoothie is full of nutrients and it just may be the perfect way to get the fuel you need for your workout.


Smoothies are a great way to get nutrients in before and after a workout, and you can customize them with different fruits and vegetables. To add more protein for muscle building, you can always add your favorite protein powder.

Breakfast is a great way to start your day right. Here are some breakfast ideas that can help fuel your morning workout:

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

For this breakfast recipe, oats are your main ingredient. With strawberries, shredded coconut, and cacao nibs there is plenty of sweetness to liven up the oats. This recipe requires it to be covered and left in the fridge for at least two to three hours, but overnight is the best option. The protein and carbohydrates in this recipe make a great breakfast to fuel your gym session.

This breakfast bowl is jam-packed with nutrients. You will need frozen strawberries, spinach or kale, silken tofu, unsweetened acai puree, non-dairy milk, chia seeds, and unsweetened nut butter. We like to add sliced strawberries, granola, nuts, seeds, or coconut flakes to the top of our bowls for a little extra texture and appeal. This quick and easy recipe is healthy, tasty, and will help give you that energy you need for a great workout.

This recipe may be for you if you are dairy-free and craving some smooth, creamy yogurt. Add firm tofu, fresh strawberries, cashews, and lemon juice to a blender or food processor. This recipe is full of protein and fiber to keep you satiated throughout your exercise routine.

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! This recipe combines yummy fruit like dates, bananas, and strawberries. You will use ingredients like coconut oil, rolled oats, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut, cinnamon, and vanilla whey protein powder. These are a great option to grab and go as you are heading out the door or a quick snack if you come back from your workout hungry. Don’t forget to share with the kids!

Workout Meals

Your body needs fuel to work out and may need a post-workout meal to help with recovery. Here are some great main course ideas to fuel your body throughout the day.

These lettuce wraps are full of nutrients and are easy to assemble. Topped off with grilled strawberries, this is a nutritious and sweet meal full of plant-based protein.

This salad is full of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.  This light, yet filling meal can be a great way to get protein in before or after your workout and keep your day healthy.

This recipe shows you how to make your own strawberry hummus.  This sandwich can be filling and can push you through your next workout

Healthy Strawberry Recipes

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