Four Main Goals for Post-Workout Nutrition:
Good post workout nutrition can address those four main goals and provide us with:
The Window of Opportunity:
What do I Eat after a Workout?
Post-workout nutrition requires two things:
You could certainly eat a whole food meal that meets these requirements after exercise so for example – dinner after a workout could include brown rice (carbohydrates) and a piece of chicken (protein). However, whole food meals aren’t always practical.
Smoothies are a great way to get a liquid, easy to digest and absorb form of nutrition and often yield better results. Make sure to include a carbohydrate (fruit, dates, honey) and some protein (nut butter, protein powder).
The following may also be helpful for recovery and prevention of injuries. Don’t worry about these things just within that 2 hour “Window of Opportunity”, but as staples in your diet day-to-day.
Supporting the Immune System
Supporting the Adrenal Glands
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and process untilsmooth.
Makes 4 smallservings
Add ice first, then frozen banana, avocado, dates, cacao powder, maca powder and almond butter. Lastly, add theliquids and puree until smooth
Turmeric Ginger Tea
Makes 1 serving
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add turmeric and ginger, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in milk and strain tea into cup. Add sweetener to taste.
Fresh Turmeric Tea
Makes 1 serving
Place turmeric, coconut oil and black pepper in a teapot. Pour boiling water over-top and let steep for 10 minutes
About Keyrsten McEwan
"I found nutrition almost a decade ago when the health issues I was struggling with resolved when I changed my diet and lifestyle. It’s since become my passion to help people use nutrition to feel their best, healthiest selves at any age. I don’t just want my clients to feel good, I want them to feel amazing and reach optimal health – endless energy, a healthy weight, balanced hormones, good sleep & lots of delicious tasting, REAL food! I believe that nutrition is completely individual and will work with you to find a nutrition plan that feels just right. I also believe that balance is key and encourage “real life” programs that allow you to enjoy all of the good things life has to offer."