Nutrition: Blueberries for Muscle Recovery

What's on my mind? Blueberries.

Post-workout, you’re on autopilot to grab a protein bar or shake. But protein powder or bars alone doesn’t provide enough to attack those aching muscles.

Next time, add blueberries. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, helping prevent free radical damage to your muscles from a workout. Reducing free radical damage will improve how you feel after tougher workouts.

The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that muscle recovery was sped up after ingestion of a blueberry shake pre- and post-workout!  Whether you enjoy the shake before or after your workout is up to you.

Dr. Logan's Favorite Recipe:

¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk (or another milk of your choice)

½ cup of full-fat Greek yogurt

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

¾ cup of frozen blueberries for a fabulous fruity shake

3-4 ice cubes (more if you want a thicker texture)

Blend & enjoy!