Heavenly Chocolate Recovery Smoothie

Did you know that when you are pushing yourself that your muscles fibers begin to break down and essentially sustain damage?  The process immediately following your work out is a period of repairing and rebuilding those fibers.  This is called protein synthesis.  Your muscle then uses amino acids from protein to promote recovery and muscle growth. Whey protein when consumed immediately following a strenuous workout will help speed recovery and the muscle gains that we all seek! This is a great smoothie with 350 calories and 40 grams of protein! It tastes like a chocolate milk shake! Yum! I always have a protein shake right after a heavy workout. This shake is also great with Casein Protein (a slower digesting protein) right before bed when those late night cravings kick in 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese 1 scoop any vanilla whey protein powder 1 packet diet hot cocoa mix 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 4 ice cubes Blend until smooth     Featured Image: FoodNetwork 

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