What to Eat POST-Workout

May 5, 2015

 

After your workout is a time for your muscles to rebuild, repair and recover. You should refuel within 15-30 minutes of your workout, and your post-workout snack should have more protein than carbs if you are strength training, and more carbs than protein for cardio exercise.

 

In the same way that I don’t recommend Gatorade’s ingredients, I steer clear of protein drinks such as Muscle Milk, Boost or Detour. Read the label and you’ll find sugar, additives and chemicals – not what you want to put in your healthy body! Instead, have a post-workout smoothie with plant protein (see recipe).

 

If you take the time to prepare for your workout – beginning with water in the morning and eating consciously throughout the day – you’ll find that you have the energy to exercise better and longer, and that helps you reach your goals!

 

Below is a great pre or post workout beverage !

 

Red Velvet Smoothie

 

Ingredients: 

• 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped 

• ½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

. 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries frozen ( optional ) 

• 1 Tbsp cacao powder 

• 1 serving Vega One Chocolate Protein Powder 

• 1 cup water

 

Directions: 

Place all ingredients into the blender in the order listed and secure lid. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Pour into glasses and enjoy! *

 

Remember, Folks, food determines how we feel and heal! 

 

*Source: Crave Nutrition, LLC  May 2015

 

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