In our final installment of the Wellness Warrior Collective x Wanderlust Festival, Ksenia of Breakfast Criminals and I partnered with Free People to share a few of our favorite post-yoga bites. While in Squaw Valley for Wanderlust Festival, we set an intention to really step up our snacking games. With our schedules jam-packed with yoga practices, meditative dance, and wildflower wanders, we knew we had to bring some solid, sustaining snacks along for the ride and be prepared to make the most nourishing recovery meals and treats to keep us going strong. Research indicates a good, nourishing, and balanced snack or meal after a workout benefits performance and recovery (not to mention belly and taste bud satisfaction!). In this final installment, we’re sharing our top 5 post-yoga/exercise recovery go-to’s with a few favorite recipes thrown in to get you back on your mat in a jiffy. [line][line]
Wellness Warrior Collective’s Top 5 Post Yoga Bites
1. Avocado Toast – so much more than an Instagram celebrity, we are absolutely smitten by the infamous avocado toast! When deliciously ripe avocado is combined with beautifying coconut oil and hearty, seedy bread, you’ve got yourself the perfect post-yoga (or really, anytime) meal. We love topping our toast with extra red pepper flakes for that magical pop of color and heat.
2. Yoga Glow Pops (recipe below) – we love anything cool and portable, especially post sweaty yoga sesh! As vibrant as they’ll make you feel, these sweet and simple pineapple, orange, ginger, and turmeric popsicles are packed to the brim with immune boosting Vitamin C and a nifty antioxidant and enzyme called bromelain – perfect for keeping muscle soreness and inflammation at bay to get you back on your mat quicker.
Yoga Glow Pops – Pineapple, Orange & Turmeric Popsicles [makes 6 popsicles]
1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen, minced, divided
½ cup fresh orange juice
1 – 1 ½ inches fresh ginger, skin removed
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
In a high-speed blender, mix ¾ cup pineapple, orange juice, ginger, and turmeric until very smooth. Divide mixture evenly amongst popsicles molds, topping each off with an equal portion of the remaining ¼ cup fresh pineapple.
Cover the molds, insert sticks, and freeze until firm.
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