Regardless of what your Spring Fitness routine is, the Midwest Dairy Council wants you to keep in mind that dairy is a great way to fuel your body with the energy it needs for your chosen routine.
"Here are just a few ways milk can pack a punch:
Milk’s nine essential nutrients play an important role in fueling an active lifestyle. Drinking milk can be an ideal way to help the body refuel, rehydrate and recover after a workout. Additionally, research published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism on young adults showed that chocolate milk is twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles. Part of this is due to its ideal carbohydrate to protein ratio. Also, whey protein is a high-quality protein found naturally in dairy foods, and it provides the protein your body can best use to help promote better health. It helps you get the most out of your workout by speeding muscle recovery after exercise and helping build and maintain lean muscle. "
Looking for something quick? Try this protein-packed Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Shake. I made it the other day substituting SoyNut Butter for the Peanut Butter (nut allergy) and the kids all loved it.
Still need more motivation? How about a Get Moo-ving Fitness Pack giveaway? This fitness pack (valued at $100) provides you with all the essentials for your favorite outdoor activity, including an iTunes gift card, a Cuisinart hand blender for your post-workout smoothies, and Dairy Makes Sense wicking gear.
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Midwest Dairy provided us with the giveaway prize pack as well as a second one to aid in our review. All opinions are my own.