A well-balanced recovery drink can help replenish electrolytes, provide protein for muscle repair, and restore energy after physical activity. Here's a simple recipe for a homemade sports recovery drink:
1 cup coconut water (natural source of electrolytes)
1 scoop whey protein powder (or plant-based protein if preferred)
1 ripe banana (a good source of potassium and carbohydrates)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (for protein and probiotics)
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (natural sweeteners for energy)
A pinch of sea salt (to replenish sodium lost through sweat)
Ice cubes (optional)
Water (to adjust consistency)
In a blender, combine the coconut water, protein powder, banana, Greek yogurt, honey or maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt.
Blend the ingredients until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a splash of water to reach your desired consistency.
Taste the drink and adjust sweetness or saltiness if needed.