Plant Protein Recipes for Muscle Recovery2020-01-23T17:56:00+00:00
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Restorative Nourishment

Proper nourishment after exercise is essential not just for a successful workout regime, but for general wellness as well.  Key nutrients for recovery include protein–which helps to reduce muscle soreness, build stronger muscles and support your immune system–carbs, for restoring energy (glycogen) stores as well as helping the body absorb the protein–water, to replenish fluid levels–and vitamins and minerals which help the body use energy and function normally.  The following recipes contain each of these nutrients in adequate proportions for aiding in muscle recovery.


Pear Pineapple Green Smoothie

Makes 2 servings Ingredients 2.5 cups (or large handfuls) of fresh baby spinach (only 17 calories and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!) 1 cup [...]


Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Makes 7-8 small pancakes (about 6 inch diameter) Ingredients Dry ingredients 3/4 cup your choice flour (I used all-purpose) 1.5 scoops Growing Naturals original pea protein [...]


Berry Blue Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies are an easy and delicious way to pack lots of nutrients--but sometimes I do miss chewing my breakfast. I think that's why smoothie bowls [...]


Green Paradise Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is vegan, soy-free, dairy-free and nut-free. It's loaded with essential nutrients like vitamin A, K, and plant-based iron (thanks to the spinach) and vitamin [...]