Rick was ravenous after an hour lift followed by 2.5 hours on the ice and needed a big meal to recover for the next day’s skate. This is the delicious vegan post-workout bowl that he whipped up along with some of the nutritional benefits:
Brown rice: This whole grain is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s especially high in manganese, which aids bone development, muscle contraction, nerve function and blood sugar regulation, and helps heal wounds .
Black beans: Adding a meaty texture, these magic beans are high in soluble fiber, protein and iron. Peas: More than protein power, fiber and a wealth of antioxidants, this legume seed is high in vitamins A, C, K and folate.
Carrots: Providing vitamins A, biotin, B6, K1 and potassium, carrots are high in beneficial plant compounds and antioxidants, including beta carotene, lycopene and lutein. Sweet corn: This complex carb (the kind of carbs you need) comes equipped with fiber and protein, and is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as folate, B6, niacin and potassium.
Hempseed: Armed with protein and omegas 3 & 6, hempseed is high in vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc.
Nutritional yeast: Adding a cheesy, nutty flavor, nutritional yeast also adds the muscle of a complete protein and is a stellar source of B vitamins.