The best workout recovery smoothie to help reduce inflammation, build muscle, and feel your best!
Did you know that I have been working out 3-5 days a week for almost 8 full months?! I never thought I’d get back into the habit after Paul and Graham were born, but when the baby turned one last summer, I knew it was time to start exercising again. This post workout recovery smoothie is one of my favorite breakfasts to enjoy after my morning workout.
I’m still working on losing my baby weight (and toying with the idea of counting macros next – if you have, I’d love to talk). But losing weight wasn’t the only thing that my body needed. I started working out so that I could regain strength and muscle that I had lost during pregnancy. I know lots of ladies still work out when they are pregnant, but I am not one of those people. When I’m done barfing at about 16 weeks, my hips soften (so early, but it’s an inherited thing from my mom) and I find myself hardly able to walk some days, let alone work out. I started lifting heavy with friends 3 days a week and doing cardio 2 times a week. It’s been a great combo for me. I’m feeling strong, I’m getting all those great endorphins to help my mind, and I’m moving past some health issue like back pain and carpal tunnel that I’ve dealt with in the past.
If you’ve gotten back into working out, especially after a longer break from it, you know how sore you can be the next day. This recovery smoothie helps reduce inflammation, is full of good fats/fiber, and makes a great meal replacement.