HEALTHY Happy Hour Thursday!

Today is Thursday, and you almost made it through the entire week… Here is a refreshing and healthy drink to reward yourself without the guilt!

1/2 – 1 c.  Water

1/4 c.  Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 – 1/2 c. Limeade

2 – 4 drops of Liquid Stevia

Exact quantities of each ingredient may vary according to individual taste and the desired serving size (1 glass verses 1 pitcher)

* Credits go to cycle instructor and personal trainer, Erin Shea for this drink recipe!

 

ONE more drink recipe for today can be used as your post-workout protein drink.  It is very critical to ingest protein and carbohydrates within 90 minutes after a workout in order to aid in recovery and protein synthesis.  Post-workout protein and carbohydrate consumption can most easily be accomplished with a liquid meal-replacement formula because it can be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and muscles. Food may take several hours to digest and absorb, therefore missing this 90 minute window.

A good choice of post-workout protein powder is whey protein because it is fast-acting…

Mix 1 scoop of whey protein powder of your choice with either water or milk in a shaker cup and enjoy! For added fiber (soluble and insoluble), mix 1 tablespoon chia seeds and approximately 2 – 3 tablespoons of rolled whole grain oats to this mixture.

 

If you have any questions or further advice to add, please comment below!

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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