10 smoothie recipes that top athletes and biohackers swear by for cramming nutrients into one drink

  • Smoothies can be a balanced snack, containing protein, carbs, fats, and fiber.

  • Athletes and biohackers have shared their favorite recipes.

  • Tom Brady's smoothie is full of protein while the Kansas City Chiefs drink a beet-packed one.

Tom Brady: banana and blueberry protein smoothie

Tom Brady
Tom Brady.Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

NFL star Tom Brady starts each day with a protein smoothie made from:

  • 5 ounces of almond milk

  • 5 ounces of hemp milk

  • 1/2 cup of frozen bananas

  • 1/4 cup of walnuts

  • 1 cup of blueberries

  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter

  • 1 scoop of whey protein powder

Naomi Osaka: electrolyte-boosted pre- and post-workout smoothies

Naomi Osaka.
Naomi Osaka.AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has a different smoothie before and after working out, she told US Weekly.

Pre-workout, she drinks a smoothie containing:

  • Blueberries

  • Strawberries

  • Banana

  • Chia seeds

  • Electrolyte sports drink

  • Ice cubes

Her post-workout smoothie contains:

  • Spinach

  • Cucumbers

  • Electrolyte sports drink

  • Protein powder

  • Apples

  • Pineapples

  • Lemon

  • Ginger

Dr. Mark Hyman: collagen-boosted 'healthy-aging shake'

Dr Mark Hyman smoothie
Dr. Mark Hyman and a blueberry smoothie.Dr. Mark Hyman/Getty

63-year-old longevity specialist Dr. Mark Hyman claims his "biological age" (based on markers of cellular health not independently reviewed by Insider) is 43. He regularly consumes a "healthy-aging shake" made from the following:

Kansas City Chiefs: beet-packed 'soothie smoothie'

Leslie Bonci and a beet smoothie
Kansas City Chiefs' dietitian Leslie Bonci and a beetroot smoothie.Getty/Leslie Bonci

Kansas City Chiefs' dietitian Leslie Bonci told Insider the smoothie recipe she regularly serves the team. Her "soothie smoothie" contains:

  • Fresh beets, grated

  • Tart cherry juice

  • Spinach

  • Orange zest

  • Prunes

  • Whey protein isolate

  • Ginger

  • Turmeric

Venus Williams: tropical fruit smoothie

Venus Williams at the 2022 SAG awards.
Venus Williams.Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Tennis player Venus Williams loves a tropical fruit smoothie with two types of milk, she told In Style.

The smoothie contains:

  • Pineapple

  • Coconut oil

  • Ice cubes

  • Almond milk

  • Coconut milk

  • Banana

  • Vanilla extract

Giannis Antetokounmpo: fruity granola smoothie

Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Giannis Antetokounmpo.Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo shared the recipe for his nutrient-packed smoothie in a 2019 UNINTERRUPTED video.

It contains:

  • Strawberries

  • Rasberries

  • Banana

  • Granola

  • Ice cubes

  • Celery juice

Blaine Sumner: chicken smoothie

Blaine Sumner.
Blaine Sumner.Blaine Sumner

Powerlifter Blaine Sumner consumes 8,000 calories a day in the form of eight meat shakes, he previously told Insider.

His go-to shake is made from :

  • 1.5-2 chicken breasts, cooked as plainly as possible

  • Sweet potato or rice

  • Spinach

  • Almonds or olive oil

  • Water

Bryan Johnson: 'Green Giant' smoothie

Bryan Johnson
Bryan Johnson.Courtesy Dustin Giallanza

Biotech CEO Bryan Johnson drinks a "Green Giant" smoothie full of supplements at 5 a.m. every day.

It contains:

  • 8 ounces of water

  • 2 tablespoons of spermidine powder

  • 7.6 grams of berry-flavored amino acids

  • 2.5 grams of creatine

  • 20 grams of collagen peptides

  • 500 milligrams of cocoa flavanols

  • 1 teaspoon of ceylon cinnamon

Megan Rapinoe: Strawberry, orange, and vanilla protein shake

Megan Rapinoe.
Megan Rapinoe.Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

US soccer player Megan Rapinoe's smoothie recipe, which she shared with Shape, only contains four ingredients:

  • Strawberries

  • Orange juice

  • Almond milk

  • Vanilla protein powder

Steph Curry: creamy mango, blueberry, and greens smoothie

Steph Curry.
Steph Curry.Getty/Ezra Shaw

NBA champion Steph Curry's wife Ayesha makes him smoothies, including one packed with fruit and vegetables, which she shared on her Instagram in 2016. It's made from:

  • Blueberries

  • Plain Greek yogurt

  • Coconut water

  • Cinnamon

  • Vanilla extract

  • Mango

  • Spinach

  • Kale


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