One of my favorite things to do after a workout is to make a post-fueling smoothie. It is important to fully recover and prepare your body for the next day’s workout.
Recovery fueling plays an important role in repairing and building muscle tissue, which can lead to maximal physical gains, replenishing energy stores (glycogen) and rehydrating the body. A post workout smoothie can be prefect to do this!
For your recovery snack/meal aim for at least 40 grams of carbohydrates and up to 80 grams for higher intensity exercise and aim for 20-30 grams of protein to begin muscle protein building all within an hour of working out.
Almond Joys are one of my favorite candies because of the dark chocolate, almonds and coconut! Yum! So I decided to make a healthier version as a smoothie to satisfy my craving
Almond Butter is a great source of healthy fats, protein and is high in Vitamin E. Greek Yogurt is lower in sugar and a great source of protein to put in smoothies. A great smoothie tip is to use a frozen banana for your smoothies because it will create a smoother creamier texture!
Almond Joyful Recovery Smoothie
- 1 cup Almond/Coconut Milk
- 2 T Creamy Almond Butter
- ¼ cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 banana (frozen if possible)
- 1 T Cacao Powder
- 1 Serving Chocolate Protein Powder
Place all ingredients into a blender, blend and Enjoy!!