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 and after your workout, allows the body to recover and perform at its optimal best.
Your body needs protein for repair, quality carbs to replenish glycogen (choose foods rich in magnesium and potassium that are necessary for nerve and muscle contraction). Consumption of small protein rich meals 10 – 25g of protein at each time throughout the day after your training session is the best for protein synthesis. Good protein rich meals are my Recovery Smoothie, Superfood Smoothie, Protein Balls or my Banana Chia Smoothie. Good carb sources are fresh fruits including banana and oranges that are rich in potassium and magnesium. Organic Superfood and Natural Immune Support also works as an anti-inflammatory and helps the body recover properly after training.
I love this recovery smoothie and often drink it after an exercise session to help replenish and refuel. What I love about this smoothie is that you blend the whole fruit, 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 cup fresh pineapple or 1 cup coconut water.
1 teaspoon Natural Immune Support
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.
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