Pucker up with this rapid recovery smoothie (from oxygenmag.com) – made using tart cherries and whey protein!
For post-workout carbs, honey is right up there… The author reports studies have shown that ingesting whey protein with honey after a workout can replenish glycogen stores and promote muscle protein synthesis.
And whatever your training style, they remind us that a scoop of whey protein added to your post-workout smoothie brings amino acids quickly to your muscles, producing a faster recovery as well as strengthened muscles.
Super healthy recovery smoothie ideas!
Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think…
Why Choose Cherries?
A recent study out of Texas A&M University discovered that tart cherries can reduce inflammation, muscle damage and muscle soreness when consumed after an intense workout. They are also a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that regulates your body clock and may help you get a better night’s rest!
These little green fruits are a powerhouse of nutrients and amplify flavors. Squeezing half a lime into your favorite smoothie will give you a boost of
- protective phytonutrients
Recipe coming up… See Next Page…