Post Gym Recovery Smoothie Recipe
I train most mornings. I’m not a breakfast person, never have been although I have tried, but I do know that fuelling my body post workout will aid recovery and repair the muscles I’ve worked. For me this Post Gym Smoothie Recipe is not only tasty but is the right balance of protein and carbs. I do use a Nutribullet but I’m sure this works just as well in other blenders. I tend to make it the night before and keep in the fridge. Adjust the oats and add more Almond milk if you find it too thick.
This is one of my favourite smoothies. Its’ full of healthy ingredients and fills me up till lunchtime.
Post Gym Recovery Smoothie Recipe
One Nutribullet tall cup (approx. 590ml)
One big handful of Oats
2 Tbsps. of Greek Yoghurt
One big handful of frozen Blueberries
Top up with unsweetened Almond Milk (fill to max line)
Whizz up till Smooth
Do you have a post gym smoothie recipe that you use to refuel after a training session? What ingredients make a good post gym Smoothie for you?
Sunday Morning Green Smoothie Recipe
The Sun is out. Its Sunday. It’s 8.30am. I’ve just come back after a walk down to Newcastle Quayside with my husband.
Best time of the day! Best day of the Week!
Enjoyed a Skinny Latte to go whilst watching the market stall holders set up.
Back home, time for a Green Smoothie.
Green Smoothie Recipe
- Nutribullet Tall Cup (makes 590 ml up to max level)
- One big handful of Fresh Spinach
- One big handful of Frozen Mango
- One big handful of Fresh Kale
- One inch of fresh Ginger
- Water (fill to max line)
Whizz up then divide into 2 glasses
If not sweet for you replace water with fresh apply juice. It’s taken me a while to get to only adding water so you can wean yourself gradually from using juice by gradually increase the water to apple juice ratio.
I was running, going to the Gym but still not losing weight! Could re-thinking my diet lead to the weight loss results I wanted?
My fitness journey started in September 2014, after nearly 12 months my focus begin to shift to the dreaded issue of my weight. Although I’d lost a few pound it was nowhere near the weight loss target I’d set myself.
Able to run 5km? Yep, was managing 3 times a week now
Joined a gym & going regularly? Yep, was going a couple of times a week, also managed the occasional class! That was a first for me, especially since having the kids.
I’d stuck at it, had overcome barriers; keeping fit and active was now second nature and part of my weekly routine.
So why wasn’t I losing any weight?
Ok I’d lost a few pounds when I’d started exercising again but I’d toned up more and so wasn’t wobbling as much. OK so that was a bonus; I felt fitter and maybe more active than a lot of women my age. But standing on the scales I was still 2 stone overweight and a couple of dress sizes bigger than I was entirely happy with.
This started to de-motivate me; what was the point?
I had felt I’d reviewed my diet. I tried to be good in the week and thought in general I succeeded there. I’d stopped drinking week nights a long time ago although there was the odd re-lapse or mid week catch up with friends. Yes I did indulge at weekends, particularly on the gin & prosecco side of things, liked the odd bar of chocolate (fruit & nut in my head did count as part of my five a day). You’ve got to have some enjoyment in life! Right?
I’d mentioned my frustrations to a work colleague concerning lack of weight loss. He advocated that sustainable, healthy weight loss is not always down to either exclusively diet or exercise but a combination of the both. Sounded logical but he went on to say (here’s the sting) its 80% diet & 20% exercise. In my head that was simply not fair! I’m running, I’m going to the gym, I’m doing a lot more than a lot of people I know! Blah, blah, blah!
So I soldiered on. Read more