After a workout, your body is in a pretty low-energy state. The only way you can get more energy is by fuelling your body with the right kind of food. To help your body to recover and rebuild your energy levels you’ll need carbohydrate and protein-rich food.
Smoothies are filled with fiber and protein so that you can replenish your nutrients. Fiber is the most important nutrient to make sure you have after a workout, and it will help cleanse your digestive system and balance your blood sugar.
Protein will help build and repair your muscles and will help your body repair its muscles. Protein is found in fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts.
Make sure to add in some non-processed sugars to ensure that you’ll have enough energy. I used dates in my recipes.
Besides protein and healthy fats, it would help if you had carbohydrates to rebuild your muscles and your body. The combination of foods will ensure that you get everything you need to refuel after your workout.
Making smoothies after a workout
To make a smoothie, all you need is a blender and some fruits and vegetables to make sure you’re getting the right balance of nutrition. The ingredients to make a delicious smoothie after a workout:Print
- 100g banana (roughly 1 medium banana)
- 140ml unsweetened almond milk
- 70g yoghurt, such as Greek, natural, soya
- 20g protein powder (vanilla or any flavour)
- 30g ground flaxseed
- 20g rolled oats
- 30g dates
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- Handful of ice
Just combine everything in a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Adjust the amount of ice used to make it thicker or smoother.
Recipe is provided by Dr. Indu Dager, who is health enthusiast, holistic health educator, and promotes healthy living through her blog which has over 7,000 subscribers.