You’ll be creating two separate layers when making this nourishing post workout electrolyte drink; a raspberry layer and a mango layer. Don’t worry though, it’s ridiculously easy to make, so tasty and really helps you recover after a workout.
How to Make A Raspberry Mango Post Workout Electrolyte Drink
- Blend the raspberry layer. To get that vibrant red color, simply blend together your frozen raspberries, coconut water, and ice. Don’t forget to rinse the blender after!
- Pour into a glass. Pour the raspberry mixture into a glass. This will serve as the bottom layer.
- Blend the mango layer. Add the frozen mango, fresh orange juice, and ice cubes into your blender and blend until smooth.
- Combine. Pour the mango mixture over the top of your raspberry mixture.
- Serve. Serve immediately.
3 Reasons Why Post-Workout Drinks Are Beneficial
Post-workout drinks like this raspberry mango drink are incredibly beneficial for your recovery, especially when it comes to replenishing electrolytes. Here are the top 3 reasons why this drink is so good for you:
- Proper hydration. When you workout hard, you sweat and your body loses electrolytes, which in turn can cause you to become dehydrated over time. Post-workout drinks like this one contain electrolytes in the coconut water that can keep you replenished and fully hydrated.
- Packed full of micronutrients. Using a mix of raspberries, mango, and orange juice provides you with plenty of essential vitamins, minerals, and disease fighting antioxidants. Raspberries in particular are a rich source of antioxidants that may help to protect against certain types of cancer. (1)
- Fuel for your muscles. Along with providing essential micronutrients and keeping you hydrated, you can also easily add some protein powder in with your workout drinks in order to provide fuel for muscle growth and repair.
Can I Add Whey Protein to This Electrolyte Drink?
Adding whey protein into this post-workout drink is definitely an option. With that in mind though, there are definitely some whey flavors that go with this drink a lot better than others do.
For starters, you definitely don’t want to throw chocolate or peanut butter flavored whey powder in with this recipe. It doesn’t mix well with the berries and mango and throws the whole flavor off. Try these instead:
- Vanilla Whey Protein – This would add a creamy element to your drink along with a subtle hint of vanilla that pairs perfectly with the rest of the ingredients.
- Unflavored Whey Protein – To add protein to your drink without making it creamy, unflavored whey protein is your best bet.
(You may also like: Berry Pre-Workout Protein Shake)
Raspberry Mango Post-Workout Drink to Recover Electrolytes
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
For raspberry layer:
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2/3 cup coconut water
- ½ cup ice
For mango layer:
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
- ½ cup ice cubes
- To make the raspberry layer, place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour in a glass.
- Rinse the blender jar.
- To make the mango layer, place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour on top of the raspberry mixture.
- Serve immediately.
More Good Post-Workout Drink Recipes
- Chocolate Protein Shake (Minimalist Baker)
- Cacao Post-Workout Smoothie (Amy Savage Nutrition)
- Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie (Port and Fin)
- The Everyday Post-Workout Smoothie (North South Blonde)
- Golden Milk Smoothie (Party in My Plants)
- Post-Workout Kombucha Smoothie (Bucha Brewers)
- Post Workout Carrot Smoothie (Simple Sumptuous Cooking)