This Cherry Chia Recovery Smoothie is perfect for post-training. Below are some of the ingredients in this smoothie + their performance benefits. Enjoy!
Tart Cherries – Studies show tart cherries can aid in the recovery process by reducing muscle soreness & inflammation. Fun Fact: Tart cherries are also rich in tryptophan and anthocyanins, which help your body produce natural melatonin, and can be used to improve sleep quality!
Almond Butter – contains magnesium. Magnesium also plays a vital role in muscle recovery and reducing muscle soreness. Many Americans do not meet the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Magnesium – Males: 400-420 mg and Females: 310-320 mg. Athletes may require additional magnesium due to electrolyte losses in sweat.
Chia Seeds – contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help athletes manage inflammation, enhance recovery, and help promote optimal brain health.
Collagen – supports soft tissue strength when combined with Vitamin C. If you’re looking for additional protein post-workout, feel free to add a scoop of NSF Certified for Sport or Informed Choice protein powder.