Friday, 5 August 2011

Blue Berry Recovery Smoothie

Blue Berry Recovery Smoothie

.5 C frozen blueberry's
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 C skim milk
1 scoop glutamine
.25 C raw oatmeal
Water if you like it not as thick. 

Makes 1 smoothie
Calories per smoothie 335
Takes 5 mins to make.

Why this is so good for an after work out power drink?

During an intense workout the glutamine levels in your muscles are depleted.  Since glutamine is the most common amino acid in your muscles it is important to refuel after a strenuous work out.  Adding glutamine into a shake with in 30 mins of exercise can help restore strength, stamina and recovery times.  It also helps your body metabolize fat and build new muscles.

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  1. I had NO idea you could do anything with raw oatmeal! You just put all those things in a blender?

  2. I've never tried oatmeal in my smoothie, but this one looks great!

  3. Ya sorry throw it all in a blender mmmm its SO good!

  4. I never thought about adding glutamine or oatmeal. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the tip!

    Thanks for linking up with FItness Friday!

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  6. Smoothies are a staple in our house, never thought about Oatmeal either..great idea.
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