It can be a delicious diversion to think beyond smoothies for your post-training protein fix. Edamame, green soybeans found in the frozen vegetable section of grocers, pack in about 8 grams of protein per half-cup serving, along with an alphabet of vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, and vitamin C. They serve as a nutritious alternative to chickpeas in this verdant hummus that gets wrapped up in a tortilla to help replenish those spent carbohydrate stores.
Turn this into a healthy lunch by layering on sliced veggies such as carrot, red bell pepper, and cucumber, and even proteins such as roasted chicken, smoked tofu, or canned tuna.
- Swap out spinach for Swiss chard
- Use basil instead of mint
- Replace the tortillas with rice cakes or gluten-free tortillas