By Maggie Q
One thing I’ve learned after decades of training for films—and simply my self care—is that I have to have protein when I workout. There are debates on whether it should be before or after a workout, but I like after. When I skip my protein smoothie, my muscles are way more sore the days after. (And everyone knows my protein isn’t coming from a steak!)
I love this recovery shake because it’s easy, versatile and meant to be personalized. Use what fruits you have on hand, fresh or frozen, and the milk you prefer. Play around with the proportions of fruit and milk to get the consistency you like. For the moms out there, double the recipe for your kids. It’s so good, they’ll steal yours otherwise.
Maggie’s Recovery Smoothie
Serving Size: 1-2
1 cup peaches, berries or mangoes
2 scoops brown rice or pea protein powder
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp maca powder
1.5 cups cashew milk
Fresh mint leaves
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Drink up!