Sipping infused consommés before or after a workout refuels and rehydrates the body as well as promotes muscle repair while supporting immune function.

Sport dieticians stress that not getting your recovery nutrition right could lead to fatigue, reduced performance in future training or sports events and increased muscle soreness.  That’s why many athletes drink infused consommés pre and post workouts. 

Sipping  nutrition is a great way to get your body ready for its exercise session.  Because infused consommés have a low calorie load and is easy to digest, the carbohydrates that supply the energy requirements for the up-coming workout are easily assimilated by the body.

And, it always bears repeating. If your workout is planned for first thing in the morning, consume water (with a squirt of natural lemon if possible) prior to and during the workout session. Your body is already in a dehydrated state, post sleep, so replenish with water before you start.

A post-workout infused consommé focuses on protein and carbohydrate as its main nutrients, so it’s fine to include a small amount of good fats like nuts, chia seeds or avocado to provide other necessary proteins that help the nutritional building blocks of muscle tissue.

The body is most effective at replacing carbohydrate and promoting muscle repair and growth in the first 60-90 minutes after exercise. Ideally, you’d want to consume the post workout protein within this time frame.

Fruit or market veg smoothies contain potassium – one of the most important electrolytes to replace in your body. So they’re fine too.  But beware of any additional sweeteners, which can negatively impact all the good done by your work out.  Greens provide vitamin C, which boosts the immune system’s ability to recover.

Infused consommés rehydrate, replaces electrolytes after intense exercise while nutritionally supporting ligament and joint health.