For the last 3 days I’ve been suffering from a pinched nerve which has caused muscle inflammation and spasms in my neck. This was all due to sleeping the wrong way (on my stomach with head turned 90 degrees). On my quest to heal and rebuild these damaged muscles I’ve been resting, stretching, hydrating, taking Turmeric, Ginger and icing. Admittedly, I also leaned a bit on the help of a prescription muscle relaxer to help take the edge off (man has the pain been fierce). But to also help kickstart my recovery I’ve been drinking smoothies with Vega Sport recovery powder as it is packed with Glutamine, BCAAs and of course protein. Together, these are the building blocks for our muscles and are paramount in repairing and building new muscle tissue.
To add in some extra powerful ingredients I chose: Blueberries which are high in antioxidants and known to help aid in the recovery of damaged muscle tissue. Orange which helps boost the immune system and reduces inflammation. And let’s not forget Quinoa which packs a plant based punch of protein to help build new muscle.
So, whether you’ve injured yourself or just overdid your workout a bit, don’t underestimate the power of plant based nutrition. The right combination will get you back in the game in no time. Keep it up!
8 oz Cashew Milk (or other nut milk)
1 Frozen Banana
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
1/3 Cup Quinoa Flakes
1 serving Vega Sport (Vanilla)
1 Tbsp Acai Powder
2 Tbsp Flax Meal
2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
Blend all ingredients on high until smooth. Drink it. Love it.