We all know that exercise is good for you. Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, a swimmer or someone who just loves to do intense exercise – you know that recovery is just as important as exercise itself. Working out increases inflammation in the body and therefore rest days are necessary.
Apart from taking a break from physical activity, what you eat after a workout session has a profound effect on your overall performance. Have you ever felt that huge appetite hitting you after you workout? That’s your body’s way of telling you that it needs to be refueled. Your body needs to replace the electrolytes and nutrients you lost during your sweat session.
Acai bowls make a great post workout meal – acai berries has one of highest levels of antioxidant concentration which helps with free radicals and it is also high in Vitamin C to boost your immune system + it is very quick and easy to make – You need to replenish the glycogen stores you’ve used up right away so that you don’t feel that fatigue dragging you. Blending bananas with acai make a good combo because banana is a good quality fast-acting carbohydrate which gives you energy quick because it gets absorbed easily.
Now let us optimize your post workout Acai bowl
Acai berry is already a superfood but boosting your bowl just takes it up a notch.
1. Add Greens – Adding greens to your smoothie bowl is the easiest way to eat them. If you’re new to adding greens to you smoothie bowls, start with spinach because it doesn’t affect the taste of the smoothie, gradually increase the amount once you get used to it or change it up to Kale which has a slight bitter taste but very tolerable.
2. Add Healthy Fats – Adding healthy fats such as nuts, seeds or avocado is a great way to reduce inflammation. It adds crunch to your smoothie bowl too!
3. Add protein – Protein helps with muscle growth, adding a spoonful of plant based protein powder or nut butter is a seamless way of getting them in.
4. Add Superfoods – If you’re feeling a little extra, throw in some super foods in there – chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, goji berries, cacao nibs, etc. Get that massive amount of nutrients in one bowl for that speedy recovery.
Boost your energy with our Organic Acai Berry Guarana Blend! The Guarana fruit contains caffeine-rich seeds perfect as a pre-workout drink.