What do I need after I’m done?
  • The nutritional aspects of the post-workout snack should, in many cases, mirror those of the per-workout snack.
  • First, it will need to be easy to digest. Post-exertion, blood needs to be circulating in the extremities to deliver nutrition to all the cells in an attempt to begin the recovery process. If we eat a heavy meal that requires extra blood for digestion, we reduce the amount of blood that can flow freely in the rest of the body.
  • The source of carbohydrate will also be the same: one that contains sugar in the form of quick-acting glucose, and another with slow-release carbohydrates, combines with protein, insoluble fiber, and fat. However, the ratio of carbohydrate to protein will need to be 4:1 instead of 3:1.
  • Longer and harder training sessions deplete the adrenals, so I add maca to my post-workout drink to help the adrenals make a quick recovery. And “borrowed” energy form the pre-workout drink in the form of green tea and yerba mate needs to be paid back to prevent adrenal fatigue later in the week.
Tropical Recovery Smoothie
1 full scoop Staterra Fitness Stabilizer
1 large Mejool date
¾ cup chopped fresh or frozen pineapple
1 cup water
1 cup coconut water
1 tbsp sprouted or cooked buckwheat (optional)
1 medium banana
  • Blend all the ingredients together in a blender
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