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Maximize Your Muscle Recovery with Smoothie King’s The Activator® Smoothies

August 22, 2022

Maximize Your Muscle Recovery with Smoothie King’s The Activator® Smoothies

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If you are struggling to stick with your New Year’s resolutions, you aren’t alone. Now that we are well into 2022, many people are coming up short on their health and fitness goals. 80% of people admit they abandon their New Year’s resolutions as early as February. We get it.

So what are your goals for the remainder of this year? Are you trying to bulk up? Eat a healthier diet? Move your body daily? Sleep better? Whatever it is, we’re here to give you a little extra motivation. This article will address muscle recovery and why it’s essential for both your body and mind. See how proper recovery feeds into your current or future goals.

If you are trying to increase the intensity of your workouts, proper muscle recovery is critical to your success. How do you treat your muscles after working out? For starters, food plays a huge role. Foods like low-carb protein shakes can promote endurance and strength by assisting your muscles’ recovery and growth, but sometimes it’s difficult to find post-workout foods or supplements made with clean ingredients.

At Smoothie King, we understand that it isn’t worth compromising your ingredient quality. With our new protein smoothie line, The Activator® Recovery smoothies, you can get the protein and nutrients your muscles need for proper recovery without any artificial ingredients.

Essential Nutrients for Muscle Recovery

A woman wearing exercise clothes stretches and drinks a low-carb protein shake at the park

The food you eat after exercising helps determine how quickly your muscles will recover. During an intense workout, your muscles sustain slight tears, and your body loses water and minerals through sweat. For optimal muscle recovery, your body relies on protein and electrolytes to replenish what was lost and to come back even stronger.


Your muscles need dietary protein to promote growth and repair damaged cells. Your body uses the amino acids found in protein to repair damaged muscle, which can help prevent injury and promote muscle growth.

Evidence also indicates that consuming protein after an exercise can enhance the growth and maintenance of lean body mass; lean body mass is the combination of low body fat and good muscle tone. Once you have built up your body’s lean muscle, protein is essential for sustaining it.


As we mentioned, your body loses water and minerals through sweat during exercise. Those minerals, known as electrolytes, help your body maximize water absorption and stay hydrated. A low mineral balance after exercising can increase the risk of cramping, headaches, and fatigue.

Foods like strawberries, spinach, oranges, kale, bananas, and other fruits and vegetables are sources of natural electrolytes. Replenishing your electrolytes after a workout can keep your body performing at its highest capacity.

The Activator® Recovery Smoothies

We created The Activator® Recovery smoothies to help guests get needed nutrients to recover properly after an intense workout. Made with protein to help build and strengthen muscle along with electrolytes to replenish what’s lost in sweat, The Activator® Recovery smoothies are made to optimize your workouts and support you in your health goals.

Our new line is available in seven delicious flavors:

Each blend contains Gladiator® Protein to assist your recovering muscles and promote lean muscle growth. With a base of juice and coconut water, these smoothies are also high in electrolytes without any added sugar.

The combination of protein and natural electrolytes makes The Activator® Recovery smoothie the best post-workout smoothie for reaching your fitness goals!

Healthy Ingredients for Muscle Recovery

Like the rest of our menu, we craft The Activator® Recovery smoothies with whole fruits and organic veggies, free of artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Now, you can order your post-workout smoothie without having to worry about added sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, or GMO fruits and veggies.

The Activator® Recovery smoothies meet your needs regardless of your current fitness goals. With 260 calories in each 20oz blend, these high-protein smoothies are blended to encourage healthy muscle recovery and growth.

Seize the Day with Smoothie King

A post-workout smoothie beside multiple kettlebells at a gym

At Smoothie King, we know how important your health and fitness goals are. That’s why we spent over five years developing smoothies that not only nutritionally support your goals but help you reach them.

Our menu includes smoothies specially blended for promoting muscle recovery, helping you meet calorie goals, replenishing vitamins, and more. Check out our full menu and find protein smoothies near you.

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