Q: When is a smoothie not a smoothie? A: When its a milk shake! Does it matter? May well do… if you are aiming to avoid dairy products for any reason.

This smoothie/shake from The Oxygen Team is designed for post-workout recovery, and they’ve made some interesting comments about the importance of timing – what time of day we consume particular types of nutrients.

Workout levels of exercise mean much greater stress on muscles and adjacent tissue. Nutrition plays a key part in aiding muscle growth and repair throughout the day. Being aware of when to eat, (not just what to eat), is the underlying principle forming the basis of a scientific concept known as “nutrient timing.”

Check out the comments below and recipe on the next page and let us know how you like it…

From The Oxygen Team…

This shake is perfect for right after a late-evening workout.

Peanut butter adds slow-digesting healthy fats, which promote a sustained release of fuel while you sleep. Plus, PB delivers arginine, an amino acid that increases blood flow to your muscles.

Cottage cheese is great before bed because it is made up of casein, a slow-digesting protein that minimizes muscle catabolism that occurs while you slumber.

And whey protein delivers a quick blast of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), a trio of essential amino acids that help prevent post-training muscle breakdown.

Recipe coming up on Next Page…