One of the most overlooked aspects of training is recovery. Without proper recovery, your body can respond poorly to future training, make less progress in a given training session, and break down with injuries. A combination of good sleep, a clean diet, and active recovery are best, but one easy way to boost your recovery involves what you consume immediately after training.
This is why I wanted to share with you a quick, simple recovery smoothie. When consumed within 30 minutes of training, it will increase your recovery and decrease soreness. Check out the recipe below!
Post-training recovery smoothie
8-9 frozen strawberries
1/2- to 3/4 cup plain unsweetened kefir (or dairy-free kefir)
1/2 to 3/4 cup 2% milk (or almond milk, oat milk, etc.)
5 grams (2 teaspoons) creatine monohydrate powder
1/8-1/4 teaspoon branch chain amino acids (BCAAs)
1/4 teaspoon L-Glutamine
(Optional) 1 small scoop of vanilla protein powder
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Be sure to drink within a half hour of completing your workout. Also be sure to follow up with a high protein meal within two hours. For our vegetarian and vegan friends, you can go with dairy free kefir and a milk alternative, as well as use a plant-based protein powder.
Creatine, L-glutamine, and BCAAs can be bought in bulk very cheap. I recommend a company called Bulk Supplements, they’re high quality and extremely affordable.
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