This creamy, protein-packed post-workout smoothie combines two of my favourite things: Chocolate and coffee! And the addition of the mint leaves give the drink a refreshing flavour that I just adore.
Peppermint mocha post-workout protein smoothie recipe
1/2 cup soymilk
1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
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Loaded with potassium for hydration and carbohydrates for regeneration, this chocolaty smoothie will help you out after an intense workout. By blending up this divine drink, you can kiss fatigue and prolonged muscle soreness goodbye! Just make sure to enjoy it right after you work out.
Banana cacao recovery smoothie recipe
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After an intense workout, honey does double duty, according to researchers from the University of Memphis. It helps athletes who use energy in short, intense bursts (such as tennis players and sprinters) maintain optimal blood sugar levels, and it aids in muscle recovery post-training.
Pretty sweet, right? Enjoy this delicious smoothie recipe!
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Making smoothies is something I do very often at home - at least four or five times per week. I find it to be a very easy way to include powerful nutrients in my diet - and they taste oh so delicious!
This dark chocolate, peanut butter and banana smoothie is just delightful. If you're a chocolate lover, you'll love it! It's a great smoothie for starting your day. The energy-boosting ingredients... ››› more
When I began training in the gym with a personal trainer, he started me on a weight-lifting routine. Ignorantly, I complained, using the excuses that I don't want to get big, and that only men should lift weights.
My trainer laughed at me, and quickly squashed these myths as soon as they came out my mouth. Turns out, there are countless benefits to a weightlifting regimen - and it's something b... ››› more
This tasty and easy-to-prepare banana berry yoghurt snack is the perfect post-workout eat. It's packed with nutrients that'll boost and replenish your energy levels quickly after an intense workout. Enjoy!
Banana berry yoghurt snack
1 cup fat-free Greek yoghurt (plain)
1/2 cup low-fat blueberry yoghurt (you can also acai yoghurt)
1/2 fresh banana, sliced
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Salt and caramel - is there anything better? Actually, yes - a healthy version. This is one of my go-to post-workout snacks. It helps replenish protein and glycogen stores and build lean muscles (which in turn burns calories - yay!).
The maca powder is what gives this dish a delightful toffee flavour. It also works to alleviate stress and anxiety in the body. Plus, it's high in iron and great f... ››› more
High intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is the way to live out the fastest fitness mantra, “strong is the new skinny”. While its principles may have been around for a while now, the newly awakened HIIT trend has got fitness connoisseurs back in the ready position!
Here's what HIIT is, as well as a few of the benefits of it.
What HIIT is
HIIT consists of the perfect ba... ››› more
In my books, there's nothing worse than exercising solo or always being dropped by an unmotivated friend. Do you agree? That's why I enjoy fitness trackers! They're super-reliable exercise pals that you won't regret choosing.
If you choose to invest in one, be sure to following these great tips for using it effectively.
How to use a fitness tracker
#1: Set yourself attainable goals
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With summer well on its way, who wants to be stuck in a cycling studio? Put that spin bike in park and hop on a real two-wheeler!
While a lot of your indoor skills will translate outdoors, you have to make a few keys adjustments, according to Janette Sherman, global communications manager at Liv Cycling (an all-female bike brand). Here's how to pedal right!
Four ways to adjust to cycling ou... ››› more
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