Cherry Avocado Postworkout Shake - Oxygen Magazine

Cherry Avocado Postworkout Shake

Down this steady supply of anti-inflammatory nutrients for more lifting power.
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• Drink this shake immediately postworkout or as a preworkout shake two hours before you sweat.

• Cherry antioxidants help minimize soreness caused by weightlifting, studies show.

• Avocados and flax provide ALA, a type of healthy fat that tames postworkout-induced inflammation.

• Whey protein is loaded with branched-chain amino acids for muscle repair and synthesis (building).

Cherry Avocado Shake

Makes 1 serving • Ready in 5 minutes


  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (try chocolate peanut butter flavor)
  • ½ cup frozen cherries (try: Europe’s Best Cherry Medley)
  • ½ tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ¼ ripe avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process thoroughly. Serve.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 270, Total Fats: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 40 mg, Sodium: 55 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 23 g, Dietary Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 14 g, Protein: 22 g, Iron: 1 mg

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