In this video Leon and John known as the Lean Machines, share their delicious post-workout refueling smoothie with us. It is the prefect recipe to to refuel after a grueling workout. If you want to get rid of muscle soreness after a strenuous workout, then you have to try this delicious recipe.
Watch the video here now and then get the recipe and the reasoning for these specific ingredients below…
Post-workout Refueling Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients and Method
1/2 cup of sweet potato
2 table spoons of flaked almonds
1 table spoon of chia seeds
1 1/2 cup of coconut water
Blend and then add half a lemon for a bit of zing. (Don’t like too much zing? Then just add a squeeze.)
This recipe is enough for two servings.
Why these ingredients?
The oranges are packed with immune building vitamin C. The sweet potato is a great complex carb. Carbohydrates are important after a workout as it helps to replenish glycogen stores in muscles. Sweet potato is also high in potassium that muscles need after training.
Almonds are super high in vitamin A that helps to protect your cells. Just like chia seeds they are high in protein that is essential to help muscles recover after training.
Have you ever realized just how dehydrated you can become from training? Coconut water is great to re hydrate and to replace lost electrolytes.
What About You?
What is in your favorite post-workout refueling smoothie? Please share your recipe and tell us why?