Food for Fitness

Registered Dietitian and Certified Athletic Trainer Dana Angelo White picks the best recipes for energy and recovery. Here's what to eat, and why.

Cardio-Friendly Foods

Replenish your energy stores after a cardiovascular workout with these complex carb-rich recipes.

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Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie
Randy Mayor

Energy Shake

Yogurt and fruit make a winning carbohydrate combination. Yogurt adds protein and some calcium to this drink while fruit contributes natural sweetness and vitamin C for tired, sore muscles. Drink this shake before a cardio session to fuel your workout, or within the ideal recovery window―between 30 and 60 minutes after exercise―when your body is best able to repair itself and replenish the energy you've spent.

View Recipe: Fruit and Yogurt Shake

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