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Fast absorption!

Consuming your post-workout drinks in liquid form means nutrients are absorbed and put to work faster than if you ate a meal that required a longer digestion time.

 

The perfect ratios…

Blended drinks are the best option for providing nutrients after a workout because the ratios between carbohydrates, protein and supplements are ideal.

 

Protein makes your muscles happy!

The protein found at your Retro Blends Smoothie Bar is a proprietary blend of fast and slow release proteins so that your muscles can maintain their recovery process by taking in protein immediately and over the long-term (the following few hours).

 

The ‘good’ carbs

For a short window of time immediately following exercise, the enzyme responsible for storing glycogen is elevated so it becomes extremely important to take in the adequate amount of carbohydrates (like the ones found in our real fruit smoothies) in order to replenish glycogen stores and provide your body with enough energy for your next workout.

 

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are found in fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, pomegranates, cherries and more. Coupled with the copious amounts of Vitamin C found in the majority of fruits, our smoothies help minimize inflammation and prevent free radical damage throughout the body after a workout.

 

BCAA’s

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are found in the whey protein powder added to your Retro Blends as well as in several smoothie bar supplements. BCAA’s help to slow muscle tissue breakdown that occurs as an immediate result of lifting weights.