Just as with a car engine, your body needs fuel to run (or bike, swim, hike, climb, ski, etc.), particularly at higher intensity levels when you’re active. These recipes are designed to ensure that you restore what your body has lost during intensive training. If the body does not recoup spent energy (generally carbohydrates/sugar) as quickly as possible, it will most likely tap muscle tissue for immediate metabolic needs, which in turn intensifies a post-inflammatory response. In other words, your body will have a difficult time recovering, healing and getting stronger if it’s not given the right fuel post-workout. These plant-based recipes will help.

 

Mixed Roasted Vegetables

 

Mixed roasted vegetables

This recipe boosts muscle recovery and is rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, prebiotics and fiber.

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Grilled Caesar Salad with Tofu Croutons

 

grilled caesar salad

This vegan dish boosts muscle recovery and is rich in protein, fiber and isoflavones.

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Twice Smashed Sweet Potatoes

 


This recipe not only helps replenish carbohydrate stores, it is rich in fiber and carotenoids and strong antioxidants.

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Grilled Lemon-Garlic Asparagus with Roasted Tomato Confit

 

grilled lemon garlic asparagus

This healthy side dish boosts recovery and is rich in phytochemicals, vitamins, prebiotics and fiber.

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Blueberry-Cherry Balsamic Cobbler

 

blueberry-cherry-cobbler

This recipe replenishes carbohydrate stores and is filled with strong antioxidants and healthy fats.

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Tempeh Beetloaf

 

tempeh beetloaf

This plant-based alternative to meatloaf is high in protein and fiber, strong antioxidants, offers anti-inflammatory properties, and is a good source of pre/probiotics.

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