I’ve just come out of an intense 60 minute cardio/leg workout and I’m feeling shaky, sick and weak. So it’s important to refuel your muscles (and get those gains) to prevent those pesky low blood sugar levels. Wondering what on earth you should after a workout?! Well I though I’d share one of my favourite quick-fix smoothie recipes with you. This is perfect to bring with you to the gym to drink on your way home, or if it’s not quite dinner time and you want something quick to whip up.
All you have to do is whiz up the following ingredients into your blender and enjoy!
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee (or more if you like strong coffee flavour)
- 1 cup of milk
- Couple ice cubes
Banana’s help provide your body with some natural sugars, as well as potassium and the good kind of carbs, that your muscles will appreciate post workout!
Protein powder helps repair muscles post workout. The one I’m currently using is the Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla. I’m not vegetarian, but is great if you are! But I enjoy this one because it has the added benefits of veggies and it actually doesn’t taste bad at all!
Coffee obviously for caffeine to perk you up. You don’t have to add this if you don’t like coffee, but I always feel so tired right after a workout, so I find this helps me get on with my day. Plus the banana and vanilla protein helps sweeten the smoothie.
Milk is full of electrolytes for recovery and calcium for muscle gains and recovery. You can use soy or almond, or whatever kind of milk you enjoy!
Don’t forget to rehydrate with lots of water after doing a workout!! I usually drink my water before, during and after this smoothie!
Please remember I am no way near a nutritionist or professional, this is what I personally have found is both delicious and nutritious through my own research online.
Please share some of your favourite post-recovery workout smoothies or snacks!