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Post Workout Recovery Juice

By on August 26, 2014

Post Workout Juice

Hello and welcome Vida Juicer! This is Lionel Correia coming at you with this week’s episode of Wellness Wednesday. Today I’m going to talk about a favorite post work out juice of mine. It’s imperative that after every work out or training session you consume a post workout recovery drink. This could be something as simple as a protein shake, a juice like I’m going to show you today or even both. I usually choose both because it is crazy how much protein our bodies need in order to build muscle and I really enjoy how quickly my body re-energizes after a nice healthy juice. It really just depends on the workout and what your weight loss goal is, but here’s a recipe that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the past few months and I know you’ll enjoy it as well. I’m going to list the ingredients and explain why I like them. First up.

First off Kale has the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) rating of any vegetable. I spoke about what exactly ORAC means in another lesson, but just understand that kale’s phytochemicals and antioxidants are super high and that they work extremely well together making kale a nutrient re-energizing powerhouse.

Lemons are packed with vitamin C and are a powerful antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent as well. Lemons also have a compound called limonene in them which is well documented to have anti-cancer properties. Vitamin C is crucial in building new strong collagen in our bodies and stronger collagen may lead to stronger muscles.

Cucumber is loaded with Vitamin K and potassium. Vitamin K makes our bones strong and potassium is lost after ever workout, so it’s important to restore it in the body. By mixing in cucumber you’ll be helping your body with hydration as well.

Celery is also loaded with potassium, as I’ve already mentioned, which is vital to replenishing our cells, but it also has sodium another compound we lose after an intense training session. The combination of celery and cucumber are perfect supplements for the loss of sodium and potassium after we train.

Apples are loaded with antioxidants, second to only cranberries amongst fruit. Both cancer and cardiovascular disease are thought to be related to oxidative stress, therefore any antioxidant is going to help fight against these two life threatening diseases. One medium sized apple also supplies you with plenty of carbohydrates ( 25 grams approximately) to restore muscle glycogen, which provides you energy to train hard. This is why carbohydrates post work out are essential.

Spirulina is a super food supplement that is loaded with protein and it contains all eight essential amino acids. An astounding 65% of the compound is protein and as we all know by now restoring your protein after a workout is essential. Spirulina is also loaded with chlorophyll which helps our body in the detoxification process and it’s also loaded with omega’s 3, 6, and 9. As you can see, adding just a little bit of this super food to our post work out juice helps tremendously.

That’s it! The post workout recovery juice. I’m going to actually make one right now and show how it’s done.

I’ve listed the ingredients below. Try it out for yourself. Tell us what you think by writing a comment below or on the post, be sure to like this video and remember juice strong to live long.


Few leaves of kale
1 small-medium sized lemon
1 apple
1/2 cucumber
3-4 stalks of celery
1 tablespoon spirulina

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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