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
• 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
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