Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Blueberry Lemon Recovery Drink

Proper nutrition immediately after exercise is essential for your body’s ability to recover and replace its energy stores. This recovery drink provides the optimal 4:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio necessary to help speed recovery. Coconut water adds much-needed electrolytes, making this the ideal post-workout recovery drink.

Kristine and I set out on a scorching hot afternoon recently to run some trails at the Cincinnati Nature Center. After a few hours of running in the Midwest July heat and humidity we were hot and exhausted. As soon as we got home we downed a couple of these recovery drinks and immediately started to feel better. These cool, hydrate, and energize a tired body, and they’re delicious!

What’s your favorite recovery drink? Let us know in the comments below!

1 cup frozen blueberries
4 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 scoop Plant-Based Protein Blend
2 tsp agave nectar
1 1/2 cups coconut water

Combine all ingredients in your blender, add a few ice cubes if you want a thicker and colder drink, and blend until smooth.

Nutrition
Servings: 1
Per serving: 251 calories (11 from fat), 1.2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 55.3g total carbohydrate (4.9g dietary fiber, 42g sugar), 10.3g protein, 2% vitamin A, 70% vitamin C, 7% calcium, 6% iron

  • Good Points: No cholesterol, high in dietary fiber, high in potassium, very high in Vitamin C
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  1. […] Lemon Recovery Drink (Recipe by Patrick McGilvray)Serves 1 1 cup frozen blueberries4 Tbsp lemon juice1/2 scoop Plant-Based Protein Blend2 tsp […]

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