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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Strawberry Turmeric Muscle Recovery Juice Smoothie

                  I enjoy this delicious drink after a workout at the gym.



  I never thought that I would enjoy visiting the gym. I am a runner by nature as I enjoy that fast-paced workout that gets my heart rate up. Over the years I have heard from many fitness experts that I needed to incorporate weights into my workouts but I just did not make time for lifting weights as I thought it was boring and unnecessary. My body looked fine so why would I want to waste my time with weights? Well fast forward to my 50's, my arms started to get some sag and I knew that it was time to start those dreadful weights. My husband's job just started a free gym membership with their health insurance plan last year and I had no excuse to not give weightlifting a try. At first, I struggled to get to the gym as they meant I had to find the time. Why would I want to spend an hour at the gym when I could go out running for 40 minutes? 



 So I pushed my self to visit the gym last summer and now 2 years later, I call myself a gym nut. I found the time 2-3 times a week to do those dreadfully slow weights. It was not easy at first but I just put on my headphones and did my weights. I realize how weak my arms and abs were so that got me motivated to lift weights. At first, I just did light 5-pound kettlebell weights and then after a few weeks, I started using the weight machines. I pressed on and was able to lift 30-50 pounds! Then my teen son encouraged me to start using free weights as he said it was great for my core muscles.

 I discovered that lifting 20 pounds of free weights in 25 repetitions was harder than using the weight lifting machines. I also discovered that lifting weights is beneficial for my asthma as it helps me get the mucus out of my lungs. My weight lifting routine is now 3 days a week of various arm exercises with the free weights. I am now enjoying the burn of the weights. I am also enjoying how my arms look and feel. Lifting weights has made my arms stronger and I can now even do real pushups. I also think that lifting weights also has helped my endurance and I am running longer distances.


 I like premixing my turmeric and strawberry Nuzest Protein Powder in these small bottles so they are ready to mix in my juice.  I simply mix one scoop of protein powder and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. The strawberry flavor from the Nuzest protein powder helps the turmeric taste much better. Sure, I could just swallow a turmeric supplement but turmeric powder gives me more of the turmeric benefits. A turmeric capsule only has a small amount of turmeric in it while using turmeric powder in my drink gives me more turmeric. I just grab one container of my pre-mixed powder and a bottle of my favorite juice on the way out the door to the gym. These pre-mixed bottles of protein powder and turmeric make things so much easier when I am having a busy day. The strawberry vegan protein powder has a wonderful fruity taste that I enjoy after my workout at the gym. I love that this plant-based protein powder is also dairy-free and gluten-free. I have discovered that this soy-free protein powder mixes up quickly and has a great taste even when mixed in water.

Turmeric powder gives me more benefits than a turmeric capsule supplement

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1 scoop of strawberry Nuzest + 1 teaspoon turmeric + your favorite juice = a great natural pain reliever drink


  On the days that I visit the gym and do weights, my arms sometimes have muscle aches so I make this delicious Refreshing Strawberry Turmeric Muscle Recovery Juice Smoothie as it has been helping with the muscle aches. This fruity drink also has protein in it to help repair and build my muscles. This gym thing must be working as a friend asked me the other day if I workout. When I said "yes!", she mentioned to me that my arms were very toned. I soaked up that comment with happiness and realized that was my goal of the gym, a toned body, not those big muscles like some of the guys I see at the gym.  Did you know that turmeric is great for inflammation and sore muscles? I like to call it my natural pain reliever!







 Nuzest vegan protein powder comes in many amazing delicious flavors like strawberry, vanilla, plain, and more. This is a clean protein that is allergy-friendly and also low in carbs so it is keto-friendly. This amazing plant-based protein is also gluten-free and I love using it in so many recipes like pancakes and more.

Check out some recipes that I used this amazing vegan plant-based protein powder in.



Dairy-Free Vegan Chocolate Protein Pancakes
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2017/05/dairy-free-vegetarian-chocolate-protein.html

Healthy Low Carb Vegan Paleo Strawberry Frozen Dessert
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2016/10/healthy-low-carb-vegan-paleo-strawberry.html

EVERYTHING SPICE PROTEIN BREAD
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/11/everything-spice-protein-bread.html

Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein Bites
https://www.momknowsbest.net/2018/01/peanut-butter-pretzel-protein-bites.html

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies


1 scoop of strawberry Nuzest + 1 teaspoon turmeric + your favorite juice = a great after the gym muscle recovery drink 




24 comments:

  1. I would give this a try! I do tend to enjoy strawberry things. I don't work out in the gym, but I do jog!

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  2. I am aware of turmeric and its health benefits. I would love to make this smoothie for a post-workout drink! It looks delicious and healthy!

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  3. I have been reading about tumeric and the numerous health benefits so this is very timely. Just started a supplement but I will definitely give the powder and this smoothie a try.

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  4. I take tumeric for inflammation. I had never thought to add it to a smoothie! Great idea!

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  5. I'm in the gym five days a week and my muscles are always sore. I had no idea turmeric was so beneficial. I'll be trying this for sure!

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  6. I keep hearing about the benefits of turmeric but I haven't tried it yet. It's time I did!

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  7. I'm interested with the combination of flavors of turmeric and strawberry! I might try this one out soon.

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  8. I need to add turmeric to my diet and start hitting the gym. Good to know that the powder is more beneficial.

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  9. Thanks for this recipe! Sometimes I really need a solution like this!

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  10. It also increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body. I use turmeric but don't like the taste. I will try this recipe for sure.It sounds good.

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  11. I go to body pump twice a week, which is one hour of weights lifting. My muscles do hurt afterwards, I never thought of making a recovery shake after the workout.

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  12. This is such a healthy and delicioius drink! I will definitely give this a try!

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  13. Turmeric has a lot of benefits! It's great to have a drink like this for the health.

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  14. I'm always looking for recovery help, so I'll have to give this smoothie a try. Turmeric makes such a huge difference in how I feel!

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  15. My husband and I are getting more into healthy living so dieting, exercise. This muscle recovery juice is definitely something we should try out!

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  16. I did not know the turmeric helps with inflammation and sore muscles. I have 5 kids and also take walks for my workout. My muscles are sore at the end of the day. I will have to try this smoothie and supplement to help the aches.

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  17. I am always looking for new ways to give Marcus protein power. After years of drinking the same one after his bike rides it's nice to have a change up.

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  18. I LOVE tumeric, it's so helpful. And this looks delish, I'll have to check it out. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  19. My functional medicine dr has me on tumeric for inflammation. I am sure this would be good in the smoothie.

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  20. Tara, you are finding good products for the lifestyle you lead. Bravo!

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  21. That is awesome!!!! I need to add Turmeric in my diet, heard it is very healthy.

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  22. Oh I totally need to try this! Sounds like it'd be helpful.

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  23. Protein shakes and recovery drinks have always been my husband's favorite thing during and post-workout. I've been meaning to find something for myself.

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  24. I really love incorporating smoothies into my daily routine. I find them so helpful when I need a pickup me or crave a little something sweet. Definitely going to try this after my workouts.

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