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.
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