Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Healthy Snack of the Day: Post-Workout Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Protein? Check. Omega 3s? Check. Fiber? Check. Delicious? DOUBLE CHECK!

After a workout, your muscles need to adapt and be rebuilt so they become stronger and more efficient. This is done through protein synthesis, so having a post-workout snack which replenishes essential amino acids to the body is key!!!

This smoothie recipe is perfect and delicious, using naturally protein-rich Greek yogurt and the additional fiber benefits of flax seed to help keep you nourished and strong!! Since I had a very light workout today, I skipped adding in the additional scoop of protein powder, but I will be doing that tomorrow!

Blend 1 cup of frozen cherries, 3/4 cup vanilla non-fat Greek yogurt (I used the Chobani brand), 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice, 1 tablespoon of flax seeds, and an additional scoop of vanilla protein powder (especially right after a high intensity workout). You can add an 1/2 cup of ice, but I personally like how it's creamier without it.


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