About the Recipe
Sleep….check! Water intake……check! Exercise….check! Results……where are you?!?!
Muscle building can be challenging, but providing your body with proper nutrition will make it easier. It might be a good idea to ask yourself, “am I providing my body with the right building blocks?” But, what nutrients do you need exactly?
Let’s begin with building blocks of muscle.
- Protein – Protein is made up of various amino acids that make a complete protein molecule. It’s role is to build and repair muscle.
- Fat – More specifically, the healthy kind of fat. Good quality fats are used to build hormones such as testosterone. If we’re low in testosterone, it may prove to be an obstacle.
- Carbohydrates – Focus on consuming complex carbohydrates like brown rice or vegetables. Carbohydrates assist with muscle repair and will fuel your muscles.
Our muscle building smoothie contains all the nutrients to help you on your muscle building protocol. Let’s break it down.
Almond butter and protein powder – These two ingredients are an excellent source of protein. Experiencing muscle cramps or spasms? Almonds contain magnesium which has been shown to eliminate those symptoms.
Spinach – A good source of flavonoids, a type of antioxidant to reduce inflammation post-workout.
Avocado – Provides our body with healthy fats to support the build of hormones.
Banana – A low glycemic carbohydrate. It’s also a source of potassium. Potassium is another mineral that can prevent muscle cramps.
Chia seeds – Packed with healthy fats like omega-3 that naturally lowers inflammation and provides fibre to keep your belly full longer.