6 Key Nutrients for Optimal Recovery

Consistent optimal recovery will make a difference in your training and overall sense of wellbeing as an athlete. Don't skip it. Instead plan ahead and have a great recovery snack waiting for you when you return after a run, ride, hike or climb. Try this simple and effective smoothie that combines all six recovery ingredients.

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Optimal Recovery Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 cup organic plain yogurt or 1 scoop protein powder
  • 5 grams L-glutamine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • Water and ice as needed for desired consistency

Instructions
Place all ingredients in the blender, and blend until smooth.

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About the Author

Kelli Jennings

Kelli Jennings, RD and sports nutritionist, is the owner of Apex Nutrition, LLC. Kelli helps athletes reach their weight goals and build strength, endurance and stamina. She teaches clients to eat for reduced inflammation, the best recovery and ongoing fueling needs as they push themselves to new levels. Like Kelli on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Kelli Jennings, RD and sports nutritionist, is the owner of Apex Nutrition, LLC. Kelli helps athletes reach their weight goals and build strength, endurance and stamina. She teaches clients to eat for reduced inflammation, the best recovery and ongoing fueling needs as they push themselves to new levels. Like Kelli on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

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