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!