Recover faster

Home made smoothies – combining fresh fruit, natural fruit juice, milk, and other goodies – can be a great way to get those much needed carbs and protein into the system within that crucial 20-minute window post-exercise. During this time the body has been shown to be hyper-receptive to replenishing lost nutrients as it synthesizes glycogen and protein with optimal efficiency. Miss this window and recovery will not be as quick or effective.

I’ve tried several powder-based products, but over the last few months I’ve found my own smoothies work just as well – if not better – and I’ve been fighting fit ready for my next training session. I also love to wake myself up with a healthy breakfast drink; I’ve never been a big breakfast fan, but oats and a smoothie go down very well and set me up for a great day. Here’s a typical recipe post-exercise:

1 sliced apple, 1 sliced banana, 1/3 pressed apple juice, 2/3 skimmed milk, oats, 1 table spoon natural vanilla yogurt, 1 tea spoon flaxseed oil, 1/2 serving Base Amino



  1. Nice one. Time to crank up the blender…

  2. […] it last Sunday with Millsy, who has been bending my ear on recovery smoothies and base amino supplements among other matters. Actually felt pretty […]

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