6 Winter Superfoods to Eat Post-Workout

During the cold months, not many brave souls who can choke down a 20 ounces cold smoothie or frosty green juice after a workout. The basic components of recovery meal include a complex carb, lean protein, healthy fat, and veggies. My winter post-workout meal consist of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to help decrease inflammation and aid in muscle recovery. The ingredients can be mixed and matched according to your taste. Read about the benefits of these 6 superfoods and YOU can prepare your next post-workout meal in less than 15 minutes.

  1. Green Tea with Mint, Lemon, and a splash of Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Replenish fluid lost in exercise
    • Support weight management
    • Reduce muscle soreness
  2. Sweet Potatoes
    • Restore glycogen level
    • Sustain energy
    • Support weight management
  3. *Miso Soup with Mushrooms, Celery, and Organic TofuPlus (by @nasoya)
    • Restore electrolytes
    • Boost energy
    • Boost immune system
    • Promote gut-health
  4. Chia Seeds
    • Reduce inflammation
    • Boost energy
    • Support bone and joint health
  5. Avocados
    • Prevent muscle cramps
    • Maintain electrolyte balance
  6. Raw Cacao Nibs
    • Boost energy
    • Speed up recovery time
    • Maintain muscle function
    • Support weight management
    • Support muscle growth

*Miso soup is a vital, versatile item at my house. You can add any vegetables and lean protein you have on-hand. Get this 10-minute Green Tea Noodle Bowl Recipe by me.

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