3 post-training recovery smoothies that’ll fuel your body

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You’ve heard it numerous times: nutrition is a very important part of any training regime, and refuelling after training is something that simply cannot be ignored.

Smoothies are an easy way to refuel after a session, provided that they contain the ingredients that provide optimum nutrition and aid the recovery of tired muscles.

We’ve scoured the internet for the most popular post-training smoothies, and can guarantee that these 3 smoothies will provide you with the right nutrition to help you get ready for the next session.

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

It really doesn’t get simpler than this. This smoothie is delicious, but contains all the ingredients that you need to soothe fatigued muscles.

Ingredients:

• 1 cup of frozen blueberries
• 1 cup of sugar-free apple or grape juice
• 1 level scoop of vanilla whey protein powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy.

Tina Haupert’s Ultimate Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie

This lifestyle, food and fitness blogger, and author of a number of books about nutrition recommends having this smoothie after a hard run. The ingredients are what she refers to as “nutritional powerhouses” and are sure to have you feeling great.

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ cup of almond or coconut milk
• 2 tablespoon of almond butter
• 2 teaspoon of honey
• 1 frozen banana
• ½ cup of frozen chopped spinach
• ½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
• ½ teaspoon of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Banana and Honey Protein Smoothie

This smoothie is chockfull of protein – in fact, it adds 18 grams of protein to aid muscle protein synthesis, which is an important part of muscle recovery.

Ingredients:

• 1 level scoop of whey protein powder
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup of low-fat milk
• 1 tablespoon of honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

If you haven’t already incorporated them as a part of your diet, smoothies really are the quickest, easiest and tastiest way to get all the nutritional value you need in one tall glass. Get blending!

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