Did you know that smoothies are one of the best ways of recovering after a good training session?
Natural smoothies are a great complement for everyone who practices sports regularly, because they provide extra proteins and nutrients that help your muscles recover faster after the wear and tear of a training session.
In addition, the perfect time to take them is after exercising, because the body absorbs the proteins they provide better, as well as other nutrients it’s used during training (water, glycogen, carbs…). Therefore, it’s very important that the smoothie you take after training gives you rapid absorption carbohydrates (from fruit, milk or vegetable drinks) and proteins (fresh cheese or yoghurt).
Smoothies are better if they are home-made and natural
The great advantages of smoothies are that they are easy to make, they don’t need a lot of preparation and they’re cheap. You need a blender to mix all the ingredients and a bottle to take it to the gym. In addition, all the ingredients can be found in your regular supermarket or in your local fruit shop, because they’re natural and common products.
Here are two perfect smoothie options to take after your workout:
Fruit smoothie with rice milk
Ingredients: 300 ml of rice drink, 1 kiwi, 1 mango and 2 protein-rich yoghurts
First, peel the kiwi and mango and then put all the ingredients in the blender. Mix them until you get a homogeneous liquid and it’ll be ready to drink. These ingredients will provide simple carbohydrates of rapid absorption, fibre, vitamins, calcium and proteins. Everything you need after your training session.
Fresh cheese and fruit smoothie
Ingredients: 1 banana, 8 strawberries, 250 g of 0% fresh whipped cheese and coconut water
Follow the same procedure as in the previous instructions: peel the fruit, wash the strawberries and mix all the ingredients in the blender until there is a completely homogeneous drink. In this case you’ll get a smoothie that’s rich in carbohydrates, with a high percentage of protein thanks to the fresh cheese that will provide you with a large amount of nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin C or potassium, among other things.
We hope you like our natural smoothie proposals and that they become your perfect complement to recover better after each workout. Remember that you can ask for more information about nutritional supplements to enhance your sports results and achieve your goals more easily at the DiR Nutrition Service, formed by nutrition specialists.