If you are regularly exercising, especially the intense workout like crossfit, marathon or boxing, your body needs to recover. Here is an example of  post workout recovery smoothie which also aims weight management and anti-Diabetes.

This recipe is courtesy of Nadine Tengco, resident nutritionist and chef of Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition.

 

SHED and TONE

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup papaya cubed
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon Psyllium fiber
  • 1 tablespoon no-sugar crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cup low-fat or almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 10 grams coco sugar or 2 sachets Stevia (optional only: if banana or papaya is not sweet)
  • Ice cubes

*** Blend all ingredients together

This smoothie should be taken within 1 hour after workout to aid in muscle repair, recovery and refuelling. It contains potassium, calcium, iron, potent antioxidants (phenolic and flavonoid compounds) and the anti-inflammatory enzyme papain, all designed to assist the body in healing, repairing and building lean muscle and increasing metabolism.

 POST – WORKOUT Goals within 1 hour

 Rehydrate

 Repair & Rebuild

 Refuel & Replenish