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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Recovery Smoothie

Cherry and Blackberry Smoothie (for after training sessions)

This complete meal in a blender provides carbohydrate, antioxidants and protein. The cherries and cherry juice have anti-inflammatory effects that have been shown to reduce muscle soreness following exercise.

1 1/3 cup frozen sweet dark cherries
2/3 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup tart cherry juice
1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds    <--nix these; bad for thyroid funciton

Combine all ingredients in a blender container and puree until smooth.






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Nutrition Data:
445 calories, 75 grams carbohydrate, 16 grams fiber, 25 grams protein, 9 grams fat and 75 mg sodium.

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