After hard workouts or really long workouts, it’s recommended to ingest a nutritious amount of protein, carbs and sugars within 30 minutes of completing the exercise to re-balance the body. I’ve always found this difficult since I often find myself at a complete loss of appetite after really hard workouts or races and sometimes just feeling “ick” after long endurance efforts.
I’ve found the recovery smoothie the best way to replace lost nutrients and get me back on track to do it again the next day!
2 Cups of your favorite chocolate or plain non-dairy milk. (Chocolate rice milk is a favorite of mine) OR 1 Cup of “milk” and 1 Cup of water
1 big Tbsp or soup spoon of your favorite nut or seed butter
1/4-1/2 cup of coffee (maybe keep a bit leftover that morning)
1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder. (you can also use plain or vanilla or hemp with a scoop of cocoa powder)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/4 ripe avocado
2 big kale leaves
2-3 dried dates
4-6 ice cubes
Put all the ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth and creamy. So good, it’s like post work out dessert.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONS: 1 TBSP ground flax meal,1 TBSP chia seeds, small chunk or turmeric root or 1 Tsp ground powder, 1 TBSP Udo’s oil or coconut oil.