Sweet Potato Pie Recovery Shake

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Sweet Potato Pie Recovery Shake is the perfect post-workout refuel.

In light of this, I've started using whey protein power again read more of my thoughts on protein powder here because consuming 1 g protein per pound of bodyweight is a struggle for me when I rely on whole food sources (meat or eggs). | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Not sure how many of you know, but I’m a CrossFit athlete (with dreams of focusing on olympic weightlifting) so at times I’ve got to go off the Paleo reservation to keep my recovery in check.

Should You Drink Protein Post-Workout?

CrossFitters who eat Paleo (like moi) can at times steer a bit too low and have sub-optimal performance or recovery.

In light of this, I’ve started using whey protein power again (read more of my thoughts on protein powder here) because consuming 1 g protein per pound of bodyweight is a struggle for me when I rely on whole food sources (meat or eggs). Getting upwards of 140 grams is tough…I literally feel like I have to eat all day to make that happen, so I’ve been using whey protein to help me close the gap.

How Many Carbs To Eat Post-Workout

I ended up coming up with this simple shake to satisfy my protein : carb requirements because the 1/2 cup sweet potato provides approximately 30 grams of carbs (sweet potato or starchy veggies are more optimal than fruit in this case because there is a more direct replenishment of muscle glycogen…the fuel for high intensity exercise).

There are tons of resources (including my upcoming ebook) out there to help you figure out how many carbs you should be taking in daily, but a general ballpark figure is 1-2 g per pound of bodyweight.

My ebook, The Paleo Athlete, (where I talk about all things nutrition) came out in January 2014…click here to get a free chapter!

How to Change Up This Recovery Shake

  • Use pumpkin puree instead of sweet potato.
  • Use pastured eggs instead of protein powder.
  • Use another protein powder instead of whey.
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Sweet Potato Pie Recovery Shake

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Paleo, Veggies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 247 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

Sweet Potato Pie Recovery Shake is the perfect post-workout refuel with protein, carbs, and warm fall spices. Paleo friendly.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree or roasted sweet potato
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Throw all the ingredients into a blender or Vitamix.
  2. Whiz until smooth.
  3. Enjoy. Preferably consume within 30 minutes of finishing your workout.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pie Recovery Shake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 788mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 10g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 538.1%
Vitamin C 33.3%
Calcium 23.3%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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In light of this, I've started using whey protein power again read more of my thoughts on protein powder here because consuming 1 g protein per pound of bodyweight is a struggle for me when I rely on whole food sources (meat or eggs). | StupidEasyPaleo.com

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