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There’s a feeling that I get whenever I’m done with a hard workout at the gym. It is part elation and part exhaustion. The elation is what keeps me coming back for more, and the exhaustion is something I can remedy with the right recovery food for my body. I have always enjoyed some good cardio, but in the past year I have become addicted to running. It challenges me in a way that nothing else does. I am not a natural runner. I have short legs and thighs that will always touch. The effort I put into every mile…well, I just know a half marathon will never be easy for me regardless of how long I train. But I love it.
That’s why we do what we do, right? For the love of it. I have found a few things that help me to best recover and one of them is a post-workout protein smoothie. It’s refreshing, filling and helps me bounce back. Premier Protein has a new 3-pound tub of 100% Whey Protein Powder, available in chocolate or vanilla, and it boasts 30 grams of protein, 180 calories and just 2 grams of sugar per scoop. It’s gluten-free and made without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
One of my go-to protein smoothie recipes is this Banana Chocolate recipe. At 387 calories, I use it as either a post-workout recovery or meal replacement depending on how strenuous of a workout I have that day. You will need:
1 handful spinach
1 Tbsp flax
1 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp chocolate chips
1 scoop Premier Protein
Blend until smooth. If it’s too thick for you, add almond milk until you achieve the right texture.
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