Post-Ride Refuel: The do's and doughnuts... or do nots.Mon Jul 31, 2017
Bring your feet shoulder-width underneath of you, take a big deep breath in, exhale and forward fold. Slowly roll all the way to stand, your head is the last thing to hit the top... and it's back into the world we go! Now what?
If you can, it's best to eat something within the first hour after your workout. Our bodies are still cooling down from the energy, the endorphins, muscle tissue is regenerating, and our metabolism is high. We want to replenish our energy stores with high-quality sustenance. While sources of complex carbohydrates and natural sugars (fruits + veggies) are ideal for pre-workout, after the ride you want to give your body sources of proteins and healthy fats, as well as bright, fresh, leafy vegetables that will provide micronutrients such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, D, and K.
A few of our instructors have shared their favorite go-to post-ride meals!
Katherine H. - 1 cup of almond milk, half a frozen banana, 2 handfuls of frozen berries, 1 tablespoon of almond butter, 1 scoop of plant based protein powder. Blend it all together. Top with berries, fresh coconut, flax seed, chia seeds, gluten-free granola.
Kelsey - Protein shake or a smoothie bowl. Kelsey and her hubby eat Paleo during the week and love to experiment with different recipes. If she's on the go, a Chipotle burrito bowl, hold the beans!
Marika - Chicken or fish with some fresh veggies, and always a chocolate milk!
Cassidy - A glass of chocolate almond milk + a banana with peanut butter.
Christy - A Redbull. A banana. And the New York Post.
Mic drop, Christy, mic drop.