Why I love a good smoothie for post workout recovery

By September 6, 2015 No Comments

When you push through a tough workout, your muscles are constantly challenged, and their fibers begin to break down and sustain damage. The process of repairing and rebuilding those fibers, called muscle protein synthesis, uses amino acids from protein to encourage healthy recovery and muscular growth. Although any nutritious source of protein will help the process along, there are a few distinct advantages to drinking a smoothie that is full of protein after exercise.

Protein powder, specifically raw vegan protein powder is an isolated nutrient source, so it provides a lot of nutrition for relatively few calories. After exercise, your body needs that nutrition to recover, but it doesn’t need enough calories to negate all the effort you put forth during your workout. For the best results, find a protein shake that contains some carbs, or blend your shake with a carb-rich snack like a banana. According to the National Sports and Conditioning Association, when you eat carbs and protein in a 4:1 ratio within 30 minutes of exercise, you’ll recover faster and actually gain more strength.

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This is why I love Juice PLUS+ Complete, it can help you achieve a balanced diet on-the-go. Juice PLUS+ Complete products provide you with important minerals and vitamins. What’s more, they also contain the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, dietary fibre, and fat. Everything you need in one meal – so you’re well looked after!

Juice PLUS+ Complete is also favourably priced. By way of comparison: Juice PLUS+ Complete provides you with a balanced meal which costs considerably less than a comparable meal in a restaurant, and even less than a fast food meal. Even in your own kitchen you’ll find it a challenge to conjure up an equivalent dish at a lower price. Our Shakes cost only appr. £1.40 / €1.90 per serving.

Juice Plus Complete provide you with organic proteins derived from soya, rice, and chickpeas, essential fats and carbohydrates – all in perfect balance. Hence you can replace a complete meal with just 220 calories! The Shakes are available in Vanilla or Chocolate flavour.

Preparing the tasty Shakes is quick and easy: just mix one measuring spoon (35 g) of Juice PLUS+ Complete with 250 ml non dairy milk. Add fruit or crushed ice according to taste – and your Shake is ready!

Juice PLUS+ Complete Shakes are vegan and free from gluten, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners, colours, and flavouring. They are even vegan when prepared with vegetable milk. What’s more, they have a low glycemic index (GI), which is important for a balanced blood sugar level.

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Lisa Barwise

Author Lisa Barwise

Hi, I'm Lisa. I consider myself a Wellness Alchemist, the catalyst in the transformation of Strong Women around the world. Strong of mind, body and character.

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