I'll start off by saying I don't condone drinking protein shakes or recovery shakes just because you're too lazy to cook and eat real food. NOTHING is a substitute for that if you have the time and ability to eat immediately post workout. However, I am one of those people who doesn't get her appetite back until at least an hour and a half post workout and by that time I've lost the point where my body will best recover by having some good carb and protein sources fed to it immediately.
Every other protein powder I've seen that is marketed towards people who don't do refined sugar, soy, wheat, etc. is usually a whey protein powder. As much as I love heavy cream and cheese, I know my body does not. I just couldn't justify any of those powders for myself.
Enter: Paleo Pro - the naked flavor has only 3 ingredients: egg white protein, whole egg protein and beef protein. That's it. If you feel you need the vanilla and chocolate flavors, you get some cocoa and stevia added in the mix.
Below is my favorite recipe.. and keep in mind, this won't taste as sweet as some recovery shakes on the market. This is just meant to get down fast and taste good enough that you don't have to gag it down. Which doesn't mean you WILL need to gag it down, I just don't want something that tastes so good that I find myself replacing real meals with it on a regular basis. The purpose is purely functional, not for enjoyment :)
Sweet Potato Pie Recovery Shake
1 scoop naked PaleoPro protein powder
1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
1/4 cup full fat canned coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup crushed ice
dash of cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)
dash of vanilla
If you want to prep this before your workout, blend it up and then throw in a few whole ice cubes into a blender bottle. After your workout, shake it up and drink!
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