Golden Recovery

standard April 15, 2014 Leave a response

After a sweaty workout, I am usually craving fluids and food. The fastest way to get nutrition in is by drinking it – usually with a post-workout green monster or protein shake. But after EVERY intense workout, I start with a recovery drink. Usually Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator stirred into a 50/50 water and coconut water mix for the added electrolytes. Last week, after a particularly intense set of 800 m speed intervals, I decided to use up some fresh grapefruit juice and blend up a recovery smoothie. Sometimes there is nothing better than a frosty shake on the living room floor because your legs are jelly, you’re covered in sweat and  are slowly coming off an endorphin high.

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The easy digestible carbs from the fruit combined with a little protein helps restore glycogen levels. The coconut water replenishes electrolytes. And the ginger and turmeric help reduce inflammation. Combined together, this is a perfectly sweet and spicy way to cool down from a run and speed up recovery.

Ginger Citrus Recovery Shake

Serves 1.

Print-Friendly Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 c coconut water
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 c frozen mango
  • 1 scoop Vega Sport Tropical Recovery Accelerator
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 c ice

Steps:

  1. Add all ingredients in order to high-speed blender. Blend until smooth, adding extra coconut water to thin as needed.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving: 253 kcal, 58 g carbs, 0 g fat, 7 g protein, 125 mg sodium, 28 g sugar

 

 

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