The 6 best pre and post workout juices for you

Citrus avocado juice

Why it’s good for you: This delicious avocado juice is the perfect drink for post-workout. Avocado has a very high intake of monounsaturated fats that help with muscle repair.

Oleic acid is the specific type of monounsaturated fat found in an avocado and it is this fat that helps reduce muscle inflammation. And since avocado is very high in fiber, it will keep you hungry for hours after a workout!

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cantaloupe pieces
  • 1 1/1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Delicious homemade chocolate milk

Why it’s good for you: Research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has shown that chocolate milk is a fantastic aid for post-exercise recovery.

They discovered that chocolate milk restores muscle glycogen and rehydrates the body just as well as Gatorade, the favorite product of athletes after training!

The store bought chocolate milk:

  • Try: Avalon’s Organic Chocolate Milk

Homemade chocolate milk:1 glass of milk

  • 1 teaspoon raw cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Sweet pineapple and celery juice

Why it’s good for you: Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that promotes tissue growth and repair. Pineapple is also amazing for glycogen growth, much of which is depleted during a workout. This juice also contains celery, a wonderful vegetable to reduce inflammation and relieve sore muscles after training.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pineapple
  • 6-8 celery ribs
  • 1 fennel
  • 1 cucumber
  • a handful of mint leaves
  • 1 inch ginger root