If you exercise regularly, you know just how important of a role nutrition plays in how well you feel both before, during, and after exercise. However, even if you only exercise a couple of times per week, food plays a big role in supporting your body.
Let’s look at five foods to help boost exercise recovery, including a post-workout recovery shake that includes a powerful medicinal mushroom blend to help support exercise recovery.
5 Foods to Support Exercise Recovery
#1 Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a great complex carbohydrate to replenish glycogen stores after exercise. It is also rich in fiber to keep you full, and balance blood sugar.
#2 Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are another excellent complex carbohydrate snack that can be enjoyed to help nourish your body after exercise. Try baking a sweet potato, and enjoying it with a tablespoon of coconut oil for an added boost.
#3 Full-fat Unsweetened Coconut Milk Yogurt: Yogurt is a convenient snack option, and is great if you need something to refuel your body with quickly. However, if you are trying to stay away from dairy, you may opt for a coconut or almond milk based option instead. Try a cup of full-fat unsweetened coconut milk yogurt with a tablespoon of flaxseeds and a cup of blueberries for a nourishing post exercise snack.
#4 Hard Boiled Eggs with Fruit: Eggs are rich in protein making them a great food choice to support muscle recovery. Snack on two hard boiled eggs with a side of fresh berries for a well-balanced post exercise snack.
#5 Post Workout Medicinal Mushrooms Shake: Our Magnificent Mushrooms Athletic Blend serves as the perfect addition to a post workout shake. This blend is designed to help support athletic recovery, stamina, and oxygen efficiency. It may be exactly what you need to help boost your overall athletic performance. Try adding one serving of the Athletic Blend to this post workout smoothie recipe.
Magnificent Post Workout Smoothie
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- ½ avocado, sliced
- 1 serving of the Magnificent Mushrooms Athletic Blend
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth.