Chocolate Vanilla Cherry Post-Workout

Peeps! In an effort to combine meals and get a little more efficient, I stumbled upon my new favorite post workout drink. Holy moly. I cannot even call this a drink. It is more like a post-workout ice-cream treat.

Check out how I make it here!

Think. Vanilla Ice-Cream meets Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia.

But healthy.

And prevents muscle soreness.

And builds lean muscle.

Full of branched chain amino acids. What are those? Well, here, you get an “ideal 2:1:1 ratio of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine, branched-chain amino acids that are unique for their ability to help promote muscle protein synthesis and support rebuilding.”

What the heck does that mean in “real people” terms? From what I have read BCAA’s help with building lean muscle, speed recovery, and prevent soreness. This means you can kill your workout and then be ready to go again the next day. This means RESULTS . . . that you can SEE!

When I consistently drink Recover, I find that my muscles POP (mostly in my arms, abs, and quads). I see it in pictures and that is when my friends comment on my “tank-top arms.” (I struggle to take a compliment, but I will take that one!). What is consistently? At least 3-5 x a week. Meaning, I go through about a canister a month.

But is this legit? What if I told you that the Beachbody Performance Line (yup, unicorn juice too) is the OFFICIAL Sports Nutrition Supplement of the IRONMAN® North American Series? The beauty of these products is that they are clean! What if I told you that they were developed by  Harvard-trained scientists led by Nima Alamdari, PhD, an exercise physiology and nutrition scientist and Beachbody’s Executive Director of Scientific Affairs?

Honestly, I loved these products before I even knew all of that, but once I found that out, I was 100% sold.

Here is the kicker. IT TASTES GOOD TOO! It tastes good plain old shaken up with cold water (tastes like cold hot chocolate). But when I make it this way (or even with JUST frozen cherries and 8 oz water) = heaven. Like, how is this good for me?

Don’t believe me? Try it yourself! There is a money back guarantee too :).

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Chocolate Vanilla Cherry Post-Workout

  • Author: Lawfully Lean
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes

Description

Best way to combine Recover (my post-workout) with my Shakeology (my daily dose of additional clean protein, vitamins, probiotics, probiotics, and minerals).   This will be THICK and I eat it with a spoon!  


Ingredients

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  1. Scoop of Chocolate Recover.
  2. Scoop (or packet) of Vanilla Shakeology (I use whey).
  3. 1 cup frozen cherries
  4. 1/2 cup ice
  5. 5 oz of coconut water
  6. 4 oz water (play with this amount until you get the right consistency)
  7. Optional (unsweetened shredded coconut) about 1 TBS 

Instructions

  1. Blend together all of your ingredients.  
  2. Play with the water and ice ratio.  Different blenders blend differently.  I eyeball the water a lot and if TOO thick, I stop mid-blend and add a little more.  You want it to end up like soft serve ice-cream.  
  3. Top with 1 TBS unsweetened shredded coconut

 

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