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Old 02-28-10, 12:40 PM   #1
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Recovery Drinks

Who else makes smoothies for recovery drinks? Protein drinks by themselves taste so bad without fruit.
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When I'm tired, thristy, somewhat hungry (my stomach can get very wimpy with fatigue and strained blod flow) and I have passed my supper time on the bike, I don't necessary crave a big bowl of pasta. So yes, i find myself making a big smoothie to get back some energy in the machine. I like to mix things up, but usually the protein source in it are either yogurt, milk, soft tofu, sometimes I put a big tablespoon of nonfat powdered milk for added proteins. The rest depends on what's in the freezer or available around: bananas, berries, kiwis, orange juice, pears, pineapple puree. If I have a sweet tooth, I'll put maple syrup or honey in there too.

I sometimes top it off with wheat germ for a bit of fatty acids and still some more proteins. I like smoothies. Very practical, and cuts off a big part of thirst, also!
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