The Ideal Post Workout Recovery Drink

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My Favorite Recovery Drink

This recovery drink is a refreshing blend of a variety of fruit and vegetable juices that never fail to re-energize me after a hard workout.

Plus, it takes less than 5-minutes to prepare and blend. But, best of all, it doesn’t cost me a fortune.

You see, my gym has a wonderful juice bar and the girls who work there are more than happy to put together a variety of fresh fruit and vegetable juices for a price: A medium fruit/vegetable juice costs $6 and a large fruit and vegetable juice costs $8. Plus, they charge $.50 extra for juices that contain more than 3 fruit or vegetables. So, at the gym this recovery drink will cost me over $7. But, at home I can make it for less than $2.

What Will A Recovery Drink Do For Me?

Having a properly formulated recovery drink, right after your workout, is a great way to rehydrate yourself as well as replenish all the vital nutrients that are lost through sweat.

You will notice that this recovery drink doesn’t contain protein. That’s because I prefer to have my protein shake before my workout since protein shakes, on average, are higher in calories than fruit/vegetable juices, and take longer to digest. On the other hand, I prefer to have this fruit/vegetable juice as my post workout recovery drink for the following reasons:

  • Liquid nutrition is absorbed fast
  • Fruit juices are a great way to stabilize your blood sugar levels after a hard workout
  • Fresh fruit juices are a great way to replenish the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you lose through sweat
  • Drinking coconut water is one of the best ways to rehydrate your body and flush out the toxins that cause muscle soreness
  • Ginger has been scientifically proven to help minimize inflammation and thus relieve muscle soreness pain

Study: Ginger Eases Muscle Soreness Pain

Recovery Drink Ingredients

  • 2 inch fresh ginger, peeled (to help ease muscle inflammation)
  • 1 bunch sugar snap peas (for added fiber)
  • 1 medium granny smith apple (skin health benefits of apples)
  • 1 thin slice honeydew melon (to stabilize your blood sugar levels)
  • 1 kiwi (for added fiber)
  • 1/2 dragon fruit (optional)
  • 3/4 cup coconut water (for added hydration)

Recovery Drink Recipe

  • Place all ingredients in a blender, blend and Enjoy!

post workout recovery drink

photo courtesy of: gadl

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Paulin Soleyman
Paulin Soleyman is the founder and editor of The Underground Bootcamp. Her goal is to help everyday people live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives by sharing all that she knows about healthy living, nutrition, and fitness.
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