REFUELING your body, post-workout, is right up there with RESTING. A snack combining 10 to 15 grams of protein and 20 to 30 grams of carbohydrates within 30 minutes of your workout can help to refuel your body, promote muscle recovery, amp up your energy, and build a leaner physique.
We love fruit smoothies. They’re easy to make, and are the perfect snack. While some smoothie recipes are loaded with calories, this Super Food Smoothie recipe, recommended by AKT’s Nutritive Specialist, Safia Morsly-Fikai, is packed with protein to give you an energy boost pre-workout or to refuel your muscles when you’re done.
Protein-Packed Super Food Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Cup of blueberries
- 1 1/2 Cups of mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, goji berries)
- 1/2 banana
- A handful of kale or spinach
- 2 Tbsp. almond butter
- 1 Cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Cup of vanilla oat milk
- 1 Tsp of spirulina
- 1 Tbsp. of chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp. of hemp shells
- 2 Tbsp. of flaxseeds
- 1 Tbsp. of cacao powder
- 1 Tbsp. of cashews
Blend everything together and enjoy!