Workout Pick-Me-Up

I don’t know about you, but after I finish my workout routine of jogging or lifting weights, I always enjoy a refreshing pick-me-up.

And of course having a nutrient-rich drink is a smart thing to do since you’ve just stressed your body during your workout routine and broken down millions of cells.

At this point, you need something nutritious to help your ole bod create healthy, new cells.

My favorite post work-out cell replacer is an 8-ounce glass of freshly extracted vegetable juice composed of about two ounces of carrot juice mixed with six ounces of a combination of celery, kale, Romaine lettuce, tomato, apple, and anything else that looks good in the veggie bin.

Swirling the first mouthful of this concoction through the choppers and up and over the tongue is a taste treat that can’t be beat.

Adding a little dab of hot sauce or juicing a tiny jalapeno without the other veggies (juice it first so the next user of the juice machine isn’t in for a hot surprise) makes a memorable drink that will leave you smacking your lips in happiness.

So sweat up a storm with your daily exercise and then feed the cells with a fresh glass of veggie juice.

What a great way to end a workout routine.

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3 Responses to Workout Pick-Me-Up

  1. Hi Chet:

    First wheatgrass and now a post-workout veggie-hotsauce drink? Your gastrointestinal system is far superior to mine. But I will trust that this works for you because I know this is not a snarky column.

    Also, I don’t have a juicer. ;-)

  2. L says:

    I’m always having a juice every morning now I’ve got my twin gear juicer :) definitely still learning the best veggie juice combo..

  3. If your workout is intense, aerobic and sweaty (cycling, running, swimming, heavy weight sessions, etc., try a scientifically engineered drink. One example: Recoverite, a powder you mix with water, contains glutamine that nourishes and facilitates the growth of your muscles. Complex carbohydrates enable maximum synthesis of glycogen, speeding muscle recovery so you can exercise the next day without soreness. A range of electrolytes replenish depleted minerals, reducing fatigue. In short, this recovery drink makes it possible for me to do a hard bike ride one day and be ready to ride again the next. If I skip a post-exercise drink of this stuff, I feel less energy for the rest of the day, along with muscle soreness and stiffness the next day. It makes a big difference in how much I can engage in the sport that keeps me young. (I’m 61.) I have no commercial interest in Recoverite.

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