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Recover After a Workout with a Protein-Rich Smoothie
Any 5th-grader knows that chocolate milk is delicious, but did perhaps you didn’t know it’s also the perfect post-exercise recovery beverage. Skip the energy drinks and muscle powder and pick up some low-fat chocolate milk, which has the optimal ratio of carbs-to-protein (four-to-one, fyi). Get the blender out and add some peanut butter for protein, a banana for added carbs and electrolytes, and a handful of ice to keep things cool.
Do it Today: After hitting the weight bench today, blend up a smoothie made from chocolate milk, bananas, and peanut butter to aid muscle growth.
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Sprinkle some cinnamon into the mix for added health benefits.
The best pre- and post-workout snacks to optimize performance and recovery.