Looking for a tasty post-workout smoothie? Look no further. I have the answer for you.
To help your body recover after a workout, there are certain nutrients you need:
- Carbs to replenish your muscle’s glycogen stores. Glycogen is how carbs are stored in the body to provide fast fuel for your muscles. This recipe provides 50g of carbs.
- Protein: when you workout, you make tiny tears in your muscles. These need to be repaired with protein. This recipe provides 14 g of protein.
- Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA): these are specific protein building blocks that actually increase the rate at which your body repairs and builds muscle. This recipe provides 3.25 g of BCAA.
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Pumpkin Spice Almond Protein Smoothie
- 1 banana cut into chunks and frozen
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- ½ cup milk
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp skim milk powder see note
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Honey to taste (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Turn on low and then slowly up to high speed.
- Blend until smooth.
- The skim milk powder is optional but without it the recipe will be lower in protein.
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