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The42's recipe book: This recovery smoothie is perfect for after an intense workout

We’ve teamed up with FoodFlicker to take the hard work out of healthy eating with a series of tasty recipes designed to help you achieve your goals.

THIS IS AN ideal smoothie option for after an intense workout.

It contains a source of carbohydrate, is high in protein and essential nutrients needed to repair damaged muscles. It’s easy to make and really tasty.

If you are training late in the evening and don’t want to cook a meal this will work nicely.

Mint smoothie (1)

Great for:

  • Recovery after a workout
  • Replacing depleted energy
  • Rehydration
  • Protein and carbohydrate intake for sore and tired muscles


  • 200 mL milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • 8 grapes, mixed
  • 2 fresh cherries, seeds removed
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. honey


  • Blend all ingredients and serve.
  • For a thicker or thinner smoothie, adjust the amount of milk to suit your preference.

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