Generally you don't think of juice as a post-workout solution, but it can be done! The vegetables alone in this juice (not including the protein powder) contain a little over 16g grams of protein. According to acaloriecounter.com (which allows you to search the USDA food nutrition base) the protein in 2 cups of raw kale is 5.7g, in 2 cups of raw broccoli is 5.1g, in 8 medium carrots is 4.5g and in 2 medium apples is .95g.
Plant protein is easily absorbed and digested and perfect for those who have a tough time with animal proteins, maintain a plant based diet or just want to try something new! My protein powder of choice is Nutiva Organic Hemp Protein 15G. It's perfect for mixing into juices because they screen off more of the fiber during processing which boosts the protein content up to 15 grams per serving. Add that 15g to the 16g from the veggies and that brings the overall protein content of this juice to a little over 31g! Another bonus that comes with the extra fiber removal in the processing of this hemp protein is it also allows the powder to stir extremely easily with absolutely no lumps! In addition, all of the ingredients in this juice contain anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce soreness and inflammation and antioxidant properties which help reduce oxidative stress. I like to portion out and prep all of my ingredients before hand and put them in a storage bag in the fridge so everything is ready to be juiced as soon as I return from the gym.
2 cups of chopped broccoli
2 cups of chopped kale
Protein powder of your choice
Using a juicer, process the broccoli and kale first and follow with the carrots and apples to rinse them through. Stir in your protein powder. Pour into a beautiful glass and enjoy!