This is a great, post-exercise recovery drink. I run around- biking, doing lots of yoga, working, traveling, hanging out with friends and family. Before, I would often run out of energy and have to take days off from doing what I love, to recover. I wasn’t gaining strength and found my progress was stuck. My self-limiting story explained what was happening- I was weak, not meant to be athletic. Finally, I realized that I just needed a nutrient boost to keep my mojo up. This shake has basic, easy to find superfoods- chia and maca. I’ll be sharing other energizing, superfood treats over the next couple weeks.
~ makes 8-10 oz
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup cashew milk (recipe here)
1 teaspoon maca powder
5-10 drops organic vanilla
1-2 teaspoons agave
Blend until smooth. Kick it back then enjoy that bike ride, run, or sweaty yoga practice.
Chia seeds are one of my favorite foods- they’re high in fiber and protein, and filling. Plus, they have omega-3 essential fatty acids, calcium, potassium and iron.
Maca ~ besides being used to improve male sexual function and potentially reduce enlarged prostate glands, this Andean root is good for sports recovery. It is an adaptogen that promotes hormonal balance for all, reduces anxiety and increases endurance by relieving adrenal glands.