Do you suffer from muscle cramps post workout? There’s nothing worse than the pain of muscle cramps and muscle spasms- if you’re like me you might enjoy a nice relaxing post workout swim… not so relaxing when you suffer from muscle cramps bang in the middle of the pool!
If you’re looking for a way to prevent muscle cramps this juice recipe is perfect for you!
As a rule of thumb, to prevent muscle cramps it is important to stay hydrated, and maintain blood levels of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium as well as other vitamins and minerals. In this juice recipe you’ll blend carrots- an excellent source of potassium, spinach and kale- for a great source of calcium and magnesium, as well as broccoli and orange for some added vitamin C post workout. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 large orange
1 celery stick
3 broccoli florets
½ a yellow pepper
Handful of spinach
Handful of Kale
Many people think adding vegetables to juices and smoothies will lead to a sour or savoury taste- but trust me these juices are super sweet and a great way to quickly get in some of your 5 a day.
When it comes to meeting our “5-a-day” many people focus solely on fruits- where the high amounts of sugar can sometimes be unhelpful within dieting- therefore juicing vegetables is the ideal way to meet your requirements of vitamins and minerals- especially if you’re not a vegetable lover.
Chop all your vegetables, making sure to remove pips etc. You can use a juicer to make this juice, or you could even add Greek yogurt and soy milk to make a smoothie instead.