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Superfood recovery drink

April 30, 2009

As you might have learnt by now I try to avoid products with added sugar. Eating energy gels never felt right for me. In the MDS I didn’t use any energy bars or any sports drink powder, relying on natural carbohydrate sources. Since a few months I have made my own recovery drink when I get back from a run, rich in both vitamins, fast carbohydrates and proteins:

I mix cold water with some boiled water for a luke warm temperature.

a few teaspoons of manuka honey (fast carbohydrates with healing properties)

celtic sea salt (for mineral balance)

some lemon juice (for vitamins and taste)

and bee pollen (very good protein)

For optimal nutrition it’s important not to make it too warm, maximum 40 degrees C, you don’t want to kill the enzymes that helps the body to absorb nutrition.

For enhanced muscle recovery I also make “a very green drink”, rich in enzymes, using some of these powders: Vitamineral Green, Greener Grasses, Fruits of the Earth and Spirulina from HealthForce; BoKU Superfood; Sunwarrior Protein; Green Magma (barley grass).

Talking about green drinks. My friend Robert, who also is a runner, started with barley grass juice 2 months ago, after testing some of mine. He told me yesterday that he feels more vital and that rash marks he used to have on his arms had dissappeared.

Eating (or drinking) these green powders can seem strange, but it’s a fact that most people don’t eat enough vegetables and fruits. Using green powders as a complement seems smart – and is probably much cheaper since fresh greens & fruits are quite expensive here in Sweden. Another reason is that fruit and vegetables loose nutrition from the moment they have been picked, from the little nutrition they had in the first place. With green powders at least you know that you will get plenty of good stuff for your body to work with.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2009 9:26

    I have just bought some bee pollen from Rolfserud and am totally satisfies, pretty and tasty food, and I was informed of this via your blog, thank you very much!🙂

    I also just found that both ICA and Coop in Sweden has started to sell manuka honey, I was so surpried to see this, and at moderate prices aswell!

    • fredrikolmqvist permalink*
      August 31, 2009 13:34

      if you got the fresh (softer) pollen remember to keep it in the fridge and eat it within a month.

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