Just a really quick write up for this Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink, as there really isn’t a whole lot to say about it! I went for my usual run, did some weights when I got back, then opened the fridge to see what I had to zap up for a post workout drink.
Saw some figs, some blackberries and lots of apples. Perfect, I thought, autumn in a glass! In went some milk, of whatever variety you like, I went for some soya milk this time, instead of the usual semi skimmed milk, a teaspoon of chia seeds and a serving of Protein Powder completed the picture. You can add your usual amount of creatine in there if you use it, for the complete post workout drink.
If you don’t consume protein powder, then just omit it. It really does depend on how much protein you are aiming for in your workout nutrition, or your diet, generally. The chia seeds also contribute towards the total protein in the drink. Personally, I swear by protein powders, ever since I was introduced to it by a gym instructor when I was about 20 or so.
I’m allowing for an optional teaspoon of honey, depending on how tart your fruits are, you may need it. But that’s just a matter of taste.
This post workout drink is also good for you because purple foods are good for you! There is no way you could have missed all the “eatmorepurple” articles littering the media since late last year. So, here we go:
Purple, blue and deep red foods contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are an antioxidant, which we all know, is good for you! Yet another addition to the growing list of superfoods we keep getting hit in the face with. If you detect a certain amount of cynicism, it’s because, I absolutely hate hype and food fads and the “here’s a superfood, eat it,” mentality.
But hey, don’t let my cynicism detract from the fact that all fruit and vegetables are good for you, whatever their colour. Bottom line – just include a wide variety of fresh foods in your diet, and you’ll be set for life! #eatmorepurple!
And if you fancy anymore post workout drinks, check these out:
Do you have a favourite post workout drink?
Fig, Blackberry & Apple Post Workout Drink, is an autumnal powerhouse, perfect after a workout or even for breakfast.
- 125ml soya/semi skimmed milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 2 figs, halved
- 1 apple, peeled and chopped up roughly
- 1 handful blackberries
- 1 serving flavourless protein powder
- 1 tsp creatine (optional)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Place everything in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
- Category: Healthy Recipes