Super Recovery Smoothie
Created On: 04 December 2010
This tasty smoothie provides electrolytes, fast
releasing protein and carbohydrate to replenish stores in the body,
plus alkalinity to balance pH post exercise.
30g scoop of Protein Isolate Powder (eg My Protein's Impact Whey
1 banana or ½ mango or 1/3
75ml fruit juice & 75ml cup water (add more liquid if you
prefer a runnier smoothie)
1 pinch high quality sea-salt (eg Malden)
2 large handfuls of fresh spinach or 1 level tsp of chlorella or
green food powder
Add softest fruit and liquid first, so that the leaves end up
furthest away from blade, and blend.
Why it's so effective:
Protein isolate releases into the muscles quickly, helping to
repair after exercise. Glycogen replenishment is vital so the
fruit and fruit juice is ideal and delicious! Exercise
creates acidity in the blood, so spinach makes this drink super
alkaline to rebalance the body's pH, and the combination is
surprisingly tasty. Since sodium is the greatest requirement
of the electrolytes following a sweaty session, a pinch of sea salt
complements the smoothie perfectly.
About the author:
- Abby Harman is a qualified nutritional therapist with both a
science-based and holistic background.
- Abby specialises in sport, working with her patients to
optimise their peformance by identifying and treating physical
imbalances that hold them back from achieving their full
- Living in the Lake District, Abby works predominantly with high
profile athletes in the North - climbers, runners, cyclists and
triathletes. See testimonials on website.
- Provides expert nutritional advice to MyTriCoach clients
- Co-founder of Body Co. - a combination of coaching, training
and nutrition for elite athletes