In the Kitchen
Recipe courtesy of Solana Nolfo, founder ofView the Recipe
There are a few essential elements every post-workout smoothie needs. Namely, protein, carbs, and a little healthy fat.
This recipe satisfies all of those must-haves and then goes so much further.
Pomegranate and orange juices are both sources of sweet, fresh flavor while delivering major doses of antioxidants and vitamins. Avocado, meanwhile, adds creamy texture. And kefir? In addition to extra protein, it provides beneficial bacteria that boost your gut health.
All of this is to say we bet this smoothie is whey better than that totally basic protein shake you’ve been sipping.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Post-workout nutrition helps you make the most of the hard work you put in at the gym. Whey protein is loaded with branched chain amino acids and leucine (an essential amino acid), both of which are essential for building and repairing muscle during the recovery from a workout. Leucine has also been found to preserve lean muscle mass. All you’ll taste, though, is creamy, delicious fruits and vanilla.