Many fitness enthusiasts often rave about the power of high quality post-workout smoothie. Smoothies can help to restore depleted energy levels as well as supply adequate nutrients that your muscles crave after a tough workout.
Here’s our list of the best post-workout smoothies for recovery:
Banana Walnut: With a banana walnut smoothie you not only get the powerful antioxidants and potassium that bananas can provide but some of the extra proteins that come with walnuts. Walnuts also contain healthy fats which beneficial in helping you to maintain muscle mass.
Kiwi & Kale: By adding a bit of milk and kiwi to a kale smoothie you can create a top-quality green juice that’s filled with vitamins C, K, A, calcium and that’s also very low calories. Kale, while considered a “superfood” because of its nutrient contents can however be, how do you say….challenging to your taste buds. Blending it with flavorful fruits can be a great way to masks its strong flavor and receive its superb benefits.
Grapefruit: Grapefruit is one of the best ingredients that you can use in a smoothie for vitamin C. The big problem with grapefruit is that it’s bitterness can be a bit off-putting to many. By combining grapefruit with strawberries and pineapple however you can improve your iron intake, get a massive amount of vitamin C as well as make grapefruit much more tolerable.
Blueberry Avocado: Avocados can be a good way to get in some healthy fats for your pre or post-gym snack. By adding avocados along with some scrumptious blueberries for flavor to your smooth recipes you can help improve your cardiovascular health while lowering cholesterol. Avocados are packed with protein which is beneficial in rebuilding muscles fibers that are broken down during training.
Feel free to play around the various recipes and add your own ingredients to find what suits you best.