Treat your muscles after a tough sweat session with this rich & chocolatey post-workout recovery pudding! The secret ingredient will give your muscles everything they need to recovery quickly, so you can get back at it sooner and better.
This post is sponsored by Vega.
I tend to workout first thing in the morning, so the first time I eat for the day is after my workout. I try to get in the right amount of carbs and protein to avoid as much soreness as possible, allow my muscles to recovery right and get back at it the next day.
I always look forward to my post workout fuel, and lately I’ve been lovely something a little sweet to compliment my sweat. My favorite thing after a tough sweat session? Currently it’s this Rich & Chocolatey Post-Workout Recovery Pudding, which is perfect because it’s National Chocolate Pudding Day!
A little cup of this stuff is such a delight after a killer workout. Plus it’s vegan, soy free and gluten free, so not only do my tastebuds love it, but my tummy does, too!
The key ingredient is Vega’s Clean Protein. One scoop of this stuff has 25 grams of complete, premium, plant-based protein blend made from pea, hemp, alfalfa, and pumpkin. It also contains 4g of BCAAs and 4g of Glutamine, which are key for muscle repair and recovery. Oh yea, and only 1g of sugar. Bazinga!
Add in all the other wholesome ingredients, including nuts; flax; and banana, and you’ve got one killer post-workout snack.
And if you’re the type of person that likes a little boost before a workout, as well, check out Vega’s Clean Energy. It contains caffeine from black and green teas to give you the pizazz you need to crush whatever sweaty activity lays ahead and electrolytes to keep you hydrated and energized. Like all Vega products, it doesn’t have any artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, GMOs, dairy or soy ingredients.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked 10-15 minutes
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts, soaked 10-15 minutes
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 scoop Vega Clean Protein
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Sweat. Eat. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite post-workout treat?
Do you take a pre-workout, too?