Whip It Good: The Best Post-Exercise Smoothies

To get the most from your nutrition, toss it into a blender and drink up

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Smoothies make ideal post-exercise treats. Depending on where you seek refreshment, though, you could end up with a calorie- and sugar-packed slushy. Get out your blender instead. "With the right ingredients, smoothies can jump-start recovery by providing carbs, protein, essential fatty acids, electrolytes, and antioxidants," says Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, owner of Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition in Jacksonville, Florida. (Search: What do electrolytes do?) Pick at least one ingredient from each category of our smoothie builder on the following page to create the perfect shake.

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