Protein plays such an important part in boosting your daily workout, you just won’t believe. Proteins are the building blocks for your body and are needed for building and maintaining cell tissue. After vigorous physical training your body is at its weakest and needs efficient muscle tissue repair and maintenance to recover. So one of the best things you can do following a workout is indulge in a delicious protein shake to get your cells back on track.
Proteins are molecules composed of amino acids, which are made available to the body through the process of digestion. After your workout, stores of certain amino acids are depleted from your body and need to be replenished through the intake of dietary protein. Branched-chain amino acids, L-glutamine and arginine are specific amino acids to help encourage efficiency in recovery, and build muscle to help maintain your desired strength-to-weight ratio, or increase strength or muscle size.
Check out this Protein Shake Recipe from Mindfulhabits to make sure your body gets what it needs after your next workout. Share your own protein smoothie recipes in the comments box below.
Chock-full of nutrition, this smoothie will have you going strong all morning. It contains probiotics, slow-burning carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and high-quality, alkaline-forming protein. Unlike traditional breakfasts, this one digests easily. As a result, not as much blood will be drawn to the stomach, leaving more to circulate through the brain, enhancing the ability to think clearly and work efficiently. The perfect breakfast to start your day!
- 1 large or 2 small Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
- ½ large or 1 small fresh or frozen banana
- ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- ¼ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 scoop French vanilla (vegan protein powder)
- ½ cup coconut water or wild blueberry juice
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 cups ice cubes*