When it comes to post-gym vegetable juicing, your focus should be on ingredients that help your body recover faster and better.
We found some of these key ingredients that studies have shown to aid with recuperation for your bones and muscles. You can blend them with other ingredients to create your own healthy juicing combination post-workout.
Pineapple Celery Smoothie
Blend 1//4 pineapple chunks with six to 6-8 ribs of celery aka kintsay, 1 fennel, 1 cucumber, handful of mint leaves and 1-inch ginger root. Thanks to She’s Fit for the recipe.
Celery reduces inflammation and reduces sore muscles. Pineapple contains vitamin that helps with tissue growth and repair and replenishes your glycogen that gets depleted after intense physical activity.
Beet and Carrot Smoothie
This recipe by our friends at Pepper.Ph (Hi there!) sees you blending 1/2 cup beets, peeled and roughly cubed, 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and roughly cubed, 1/2 cup romaine or any leafy green, roughly chopped, 1/2 cup apple juice and 3/4 cup crushed ice.
Carrots and beets contain compounds that like cartenoids and betalains that are really good for your eyesight and inhibit cell growth in tumors. But a study in the European journal of physiology also found that foods like beets that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals have the potential to reduce bone and muscle damage after extreme exercises.
Chocolate NUT BUTTER Smoothie
For this, you’ll need 1 glass of milk (your choice of regular, coconut or almond milk). Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, and teaspoon of honey. You can even throw in chopped green spinach before you blend. Frozen bananas and peanut butter can turn this mixture into a delicious thick shake. Recipe from My Nourished Home.
A study published in the Human Kinetics Journal used looked at the performance of endurance cyclists and found that chocolate milk is an effective recovery aid especially in between two intense sessions of physical activity.
Whether your gym routine involves dancing Zumba-style, running on the treadmill, or lifting weights, be sure to allow your body (and mind) enough time to recover. Having a post-gym vegetable juicing kit can help you do so faster and better.
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