What is your favorite food for recovery after a workout?

  • I am getting bored with my regular recovery meal (2 eggs with a salad) and I need some creative ideas.

    KateHough   by: KateHough
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    BeautifulPsalms  over 3 years ago by: BeautifulPsalms

    Protein Smoothies are the way to go for post workouts. I use Jay Robb's Whey Protein or ProGrade Workout with Almond or Coconut Milk. Then I throw in whatever fruit I want, grounded flaxseed, and a few cubes of ice.

    The Lean Kitchen Queen posted a real good smoothie on her site- The Thermoccino Smoothie. It's a new blog I found and her cookbook has 21 different types of smoothies that are all delicious!


    • 1 scoop Vanilla Iso-Smooth Isolate Protein (you can use what you prefer)
    • 1 shot of espresso
    • ¼ cup of greek yogurt
    • Pinch of stevia
    • Pinch of cinnamon
    • 5 ice cubes


    Blend and Enjoy!

    Nutritional Facts

    (Per Serving)

    •Calories: 169
    •Protein: 35g
    •Carbohydrates: 3g
    •Fat: 1g

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    thrivefit  over 3 years ago by: thrivefit

    Mine isn't very creative. Whey protein w/almond milk and a banana. But it tastes good! Have you ever tried vanilla almond milk, double chocolate whey protein powder and PB2? Tastes like a peanut butter cup.

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    gdnovey  over 3 years ago by: gdnovey

    I recommend smoothies as well. After a workout I mix in some whey protein with my smoothie for muscle recovery. My favorite is strawberry banana with a little peanut butter, milk, and non-fat yogurt. It's delicious.

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    andysmith  over 3 years ago by: andysmith

    I like sweet potato and some type of protein (could be meat, shake, etc.)

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    dsansoucy  almost 3 years ago by: dsansoucy

    Organic plain yogurt with nuts, maple sirup and fruits (banana, pear or berries)

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      dsansoucy 10 months ago

      I'd add make sure to follow this ration for your post workout recovery food :
      carbs to protein ratio of 3 to 1

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    sbrobin  over 3 years ago by: sbrobin

    It's a bit expensive, but I like Beachbody's Shakeology.

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    musix220  over 3 years ago by: musix220

    I follow the rule that whatever it is it has to have 5 things: water, good fat, complex carbs, protein, fruit or veggie. With that formula I know my body will get what it needs and the possibilities are endless.

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    seeEricaRun  over 3 years ago by: seeEricaRun

    Chocolate milk: http://blogs.webmd.com/health...

    (Or just Google "chocolate milk recovery")

    They're easy to buy/carry while I'm out on a run, and there is no preparation required!

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    mashapic  over 2 years ago by: mashapic

    eas protein shake :)

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    Kevoie  over 2 years ago by: Kevoie

    I like Mike's Mix Recovery drink. I mix it in a magic bullet with non fat milk and sometimes frozen strawberries. It has a the consistency and taste of chocolate milk. The company is very efficient at answering any questions you may have. It's a less expensive alternative to many other recovery drinks and it has no filler ingredients, only what your body needs after a workout. There is even a reference on the Mike's Mix website that gives detailed serving size recommendations categorized by gender, fitness goals and duration of exercise.

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    terpgomer  over 2 years ago by: terpgomer

    My favorite snack, which I eat sometimes as a recovery meal, is 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with chocolate milk. Now let me explain.
    4 slices Sara Lee bread
    1 1/2 servings PB2
    2 tbsp Sugar free Polaner all fruit
    16 oz Hood Calorie Countdown
    2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate syrup
    338 calories, 62g carbs 4g fat 32g protein 100% yummy

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