Sunday, June 6, 2010

My favorite post-long run snack!

Want a recipe to recover fast after a long or hard run?

The simple formula is this:  Timing + What You Eat = Fast Recovery!

There is a window of opportunity post workout where your muscles are like a dry sponge – 30 to 90 minutes after you’re finished. When you eat during that window, you provide your muscles the essential nutrients to quickly recovery … allowing for another strong and effective workout next time out.

What you eat is JUST as important as when you eat … and The Optimum Recovery Ratio suggests ingesting one gram of protein for every four grams of carbohydrates.

My 3-year old daughter and I created a very tasty snack that fits closely into the optimal Recovery Ratio ... it's awesome ... and guarantees your kids will eat some extra fruit!

Kayla's Reese Delight

  • Place 1 robust tbs. of crunchy peanut butter (low fat and/or organic) into a coffee cup - zap in the microwave for 35 seconds to soften 
  • Pour an ounce of organic low fat milk, or almond or soy milk into the melted peanut butter - stir vigorously until mixture becomes a thick liquid 
  • Drop in one full scoop of chocolate Beverly Muscle Provider - mix together thoroughly. You may need to add a little more milk to adjust the consistency - it should be a thick dipping sauce.
  • Then dip a banana, sliced apples, grapes or strawberries into this heavenly delight ...and ENJOY!!!
There you have it – a delicious treat that even the kids will love!

Your friend in fitness,

Brian Calkins

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