Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Elizabeth Cooks: The Ultimate Recovery Smoothie Vegan and Gluten Free

You just endured a grueling workout. And now you're roaming through the cupboards trying to see what else you can eat. Why not nourish your muscles and your tastebuds with a delicious recovery smoothie?? This is one of my all-time faves. The coconut water helps to replenish electrolytes. Maca helps to nourish the adrenal glands and reduce cortisol levels. Tart cherry juice is ridiculously anti-inflammatory. and goji berries are antioxidant powerhouses. High-quality protein blend with BCAAs helps to repair and rebuild those tired muscles. BAM! take that inflammation and muscle soreness. See ya never!

Recovery Smoothie
  • 1 scoop multisourced protein blend (such as Vega Performance Protein)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut water like Vita Coco
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup tart cherry juice or dried-freeze powder
  • 2 Tbs maca

Blend, drink. Your muscles are already thanking you.

 Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Vita Coco and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated with product or for my time.


Carlene: Healthfully Ever After said...

Now that it's hot as anything in VA, this sounds so refreshing!

Em Kathryn said...

That smoothie looks awesome! I gotta check out that protein powder!

Anonymous said...

Can u drink it if u didn't workout!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Anon
Totally! It's super anti-inflammatory so makes a fantastic part of breakfast or a snack! enjoy

Marry Thomas said...

I do agree with your point that BCAA helps repair and rebuild those tired muscles. There are various advantages of taking BCAA supplement. We all know that for gaining muscle there are various supplements available in the market which helps a lot in gaining muscle and rebuild muscle. BCAA is the most popular supplement. You can easily gain mass through USP Labs Modern bcaa plus. These are useful for bodybuilding competitors.

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