When you workout, your fuel stores are depleted, and your body turns slightly acidic from the major lactic acid build-up from moving your muscles. You have around 45 minutes to meet the metabolic window to refill these fuel stores. Muscles can store more fuel immediately after exercising than any other time!
This smoothie is packed with the proper carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants, electrolytes and fatty acids to completely re-nourish and prep your body for its next sweat session! The bananas are great for replenishing glycogen stores whereas the berries pack the smoothie with immune boosting antioxidants. The coconut water replenishes crucial electrolytes lost during sweating and the chia seeds and greens repair muscle with their amino-acid dense profile. Chia seeds are also packed full of heart healthy omega fatty acids!
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- 2 bananas
- 1 cup organic berries of your choice
- 1 cup young thai coconut water
- 1-2 cups of leafy greens (spinach, baby greens, romaine, kale, whichever you have on hand)
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (make sure you soak your chia seeds before adding: 1 tbsp. chia seeds soaked in 1 cup water; from this, take 1 tbsp. chia seed)