I am very happy to almost be done with my strength phase and be starting the power phase soon. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the strength work, but it’s going to be really nice not pushing near 3RMs on the squat and deads next week!

On an unrelated note, I came across a recovery shake that seemed interesting (see …). I shaped it around what I had available at the time, and loved it, so let me try to spread some joy:

Firstly, a half cup of cherries and a half cup of mango slices (both frozen only in these parts) as well as around half inch cuts of turmeric and ginger roots (nice hint of flavour as well as anti-inflammatory properties). Top with a handful of almonds and any other nuts/seeds you like (I have typically add pumpkin seeds for the variety of micronutrients). Looking for some extra after a harder/longer session, I’ll be ‘generous’ with my measurements above, and/or toss in a few dates as well.

shake solids

From here, add 1-2 cups of water, and 1-2 cups of almond (or your favourite other) milk in a 1:1 ratio. (Closer to 1 cup of each if you like a thicker shake, 2 cups each if you like otherwise, I just pour without measuring, roughly 1.5 cups each.) Blend, and enjoy!

shake shaking


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