It doesn't have to look pretty. It just has to taste good!
My favorite way to refuel after a workout is with a green protein smoothie! For optimal muscle recovery, it's best to refuel within 30-60 minutes of vigorous exercise.
Why go green? Leafy greens are high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium , and magnesium, calcium, iron, as well as a host of phytochemicals -- powerful antioxidants associated with reducing risk for cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
micronutrients found in leafy greens help replete electrolytes, maintain strong bones, and promote proper neuromuscular innervation.
BIG GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
- 1 cup raw spinach
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup mango
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop protein powder (I recommend whey or pea protein powder)