In order to train properly and recover quickly you need to look at your chosen activity, how long it lasts, time of day and the nutritional strategy to assist in energy supply and recovery. What you eat and drink before your workout, allows the body to train in the best possible condition. Your meals should generally be a mix of carbohydrate for energy and protein to repair the body.
I love this recovery smoothie and often drink it after an exercise session to help replenish and refuel. It makes a very refreshing potassium rich drink that you can enjoy with or without the yoghurt, depending on what else you’re eating. What I love about this smoothie is that you blend the whole fruit in the Vitamix, so you get a good dose of plant based fibre that will help keep you full, help lower cholesterol and stabilise blood glucose levels. I love to have it for breakfast as a complete meal.
2 whole oranges, peeled and chopped
1 ripe banana, peeled
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI or Organic Pea protein
1 cup Ice to blend
Combine all the ingredients into a VitaMix.
Blend until thick, icy and creamy.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
Protein: 30.2 g
Total Fat: 0.4 g
Carbs: 32.2 g
Sodium: 34 mg
Fiber: 5.8 g