Strawberry Cheesecake Recovery Shake
One cup of plain kefir contains around 11 grams of high-quality protein, including all eight essential amino acids, along with 30 percent of the daily value for calcium and a blast of tummy-friendly probiotics. The complete proteins in kefir are partially digested and therefore more easily utilized by the body. Plus, it’s low in lactose, which means it’s generally a safe dairy option for people with lactose intolerance.
- 200-300ml of Kefir or Glenisk Strained Greek yoghurt if you can’t get your hands on Kefir
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 6-8 frozen strawberries or you can also use raspberries.
(I like frozen berries as they make the smoothie nice and cold)
- 4 dates
- 1 heaped tbsp of ground almonds
- 1 heaped tbsp of cashew nuts
- Top up with 100-200 ml of water or up to the max line if you’re using a nutribullet
- Place the kefir in first as when you put the dry ingredients in first they tend to stick to the sides!
- Add the rest of your ingredients and blend until smooth
- If you’re making this smoothie as a snack or meal away from training, I would recommend you exclude the dates and add:
- Half an avocado
- 2 frozen spinach cubes
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
These additional ingredients stop the sugar entering the blood stream too fast and causing weight gain! After exercise all glucose is used to restore muscle glycogen so it’s never stored as fat!
Hope you enjoy it!