After a workout, most athletes are on auto-pilot to rush and drink a protein shake.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, and those essential carbohydrates you need to start replenishing your glycogen stores.
What is glycogen you ask?
Glycogen is your body’s storage of carbohydrates. During a workout, your body uses up that storage as its primary source of energy. It’s what fuels you to put up that weight, work through a tough set, and maintain energy through a long wod.
This is why replenishing your body’s lost glycogen is so important. According to the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, muscle recovery was expedited after ingestion of a blueberry shake pre- and post-workout. Check out the original article here:
A really great way to incorporate blueberries into your daily routine is a simple, easy-to-make smoothie. Here’s my personal favorite:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1-2 cups spinach
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tbsp. cacao powder
1 tbps. Chia seeds
Half a banana
½ cup blueberries
½ cup cherries
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