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Old 04-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
Mike McGee
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Vegetables Post Workout

I am getting ready to buy a Vita-Mix blender and was curious if there was any advantage/ benefit to adding vegetables to post workout shakes. On occasion I'll throw some spinach or celery into my current PWO shake, but with the Vita-Mix, the option are limitless.

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Old 04-28-2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: Vegetables Post Workout

There may or may not be a good reason to do just that, I really don't know. The first thing that I thought when I read this was

EEEEWWWWWW.
How do you deal with the taste?
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Re: Vegetables Post Workout

Pack all the greenery you can in. I put tons of spinach in mine and dont taste it at all. Ill be trying broccoli soon too. Fruit's taste overpowers veggies by quite a bit. Also an easy way to get greens
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:40 PM   #4
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Re: Vegetables Post Workout

Won't the low caloric density and fiber in something like broccoli slow the absorption of the macro-nutrients? Micro nutrients are great and all, but post workout snacks are typically advocated as a way to get carbohydrates and protein to your muscles ASAP. I suppose if it's not a super fibrous veggie and there isn't a ridiculous amount it wouldn't affect it.

I personally go with Robb Wolfs suggestions and have sweet potato and some protein post workout. I like it.
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Re: Vegetables Post Workout

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Won't the low caloric density and fiber in something like broccoli slow the absorption of the macro-nutrients? Micro nutrients are great and all, but post workout snacks are typically advocated as a way to get carbohydrates and protein to your muscles ASAP. I suppose if it's not a super fibrous veggie and there isn't a ridiculous amount it wouldn't affect it.

I personally go with Robb Wolfs suggestions and have sweet potato and some protein post workout. I like it.
David, unfortunately I am by no means a nutritionist which is why I was asking the question. You would think it would make sense to get in as much greens as possible, but I guess if it affects absorption, then its a waste.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:37 AM   #6
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Re: Vegetables Post Workout

I usually blend coliflour with a apple and milk and protein.Tastes alright
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