10 Ultimate Post Run Recipes For Optimal Recovery
Here are some great recipes to help you achieve optimal recovery after your run. These are all very easy to make, and have been proven to aid recovery so you can perform at your best.
A great way to improve your running so you can enjoy giving it your best every time.
Pomegranate Beet Recovery Juice
This recovery juice is great both before and after your workout or when you in need of an energy boost. Get the recipe here.
Research has shown the nitrates help your muscles use oxygen more efficiently, it can also help to dissolve calcium deposits and detoxify.
Tempeh And Broccoli Stir Fry
This very tasty meal is quick and easy to make, and is a filling and healthy meal. Get the recipe here.
Tempeh, a fermented food, is a fantastic digestion helper, which can often be thrown off after the stress of a race. Studies have shown that athletes who use probiotics or eat these foods (high-quality yogurt, tempeh, pickled veggies, kombucha) reduce inflammation and improve immunity. Read more about probiotics.
Pistachio And Dried Cherry Yogurt Parfaits
These Pistachio and Dried Cherry Yogurt Parfaits are the perfect healthy snack that can be thrown together in minutes and will keep you full for hours! Get the recipe here.
Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots
These very tasty baked broccoli tots are an excellent healthy recipe. You can see how to make them here.
Russian researchers have showed that surgical patients who supplement with Vitamin C are discharged from the hospital one to two days earlier, compared to individuals who receive no Vitamin C. This is because Vitamin C plays a critical role in collagen formation, and collagen is the primary component of connective tissue.
Enchilada Stuffed Bell Peppers
These Enchilada Stuffed Bell Peppers are amazing. It’s an easy, filling meal that is packed with flavour and tasty ingredients. Get the recipe here.
Chicken Pasta With Butternut Squash, Caramelised Onions, & Tart Cherries
This fantastic recipe is perfect for fuelling muscles post workout. The balance of protein, carbs, and anti-inflammatory foods in this recipe is one to keep on hand after a tough sweat session or to fuel up for a race day. Get the recipe here.
Great for boosting immunity which is down after the stress of a marathon, plus a study in Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition showed that eating blueberries accelerates muscle recovery and resulted in faster recovery rate when consumed before and after exercise.
Read more about the health benefits of Tart Cherries here.
Easy Vegetable Packed Salmon Cakes
These Paleo Salmon Cakes are super quick and easy to make, and super delicious. Just butternut squash, herbs, egg, salmon, and spices! Get the recipe here.
Omega 3’s can help reduce joint swelling, while also providing a lean source of protein for muscle repair. Read more about the benefits of fish for athletes here.
Salmon Asparagus Egg Muffins
These salmon asparagus egg muffins take hardly any time to put together, and the great news is your oven will do most of the work! Get the recipe here.
Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
This skinny shrimp scampi with Zucchini noodles is a great way to lighten the caloric load with a healthier take on a comfort food favourite. Get the recipe here.
Banana Cake With Chia Seeds
Slows the impact of sugar on the bloodstream which can help with post race cravings, while also expanding and helping to maintain hydration levels. Also known as a great source of protein to help with muscle repair.