What is your favorite food for recovery after a workout?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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