Recently I posted an article about the benefits of intermittent fasting and my personal results. Since then a lot of people have asking me what’s the first thing I eat after 16 hours of intermittent fasting.
So in this video I show you my exactly what I eat to break my fast.
As you can see, this post workout meal is no slouch in the calorie department. It’s a whopping 1000 calories, 200 grams of carbohydrates, 50 grams of protein and 20 grams of healthy fats.
I prepare this meal replacement shake almost every morning modifying the ingredients depending on what organic fruits and vegetables I have available but it’s basically the same macros everyday.
This puppy is loaded with nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body will suck up like a sponge after your workouts especially if you worked out in a fasted state (which I recommend).
This is my largest meal of the day. I take in about 2/3 of my daily carbohydrates at this meal and then taper my carbs and calories for the remainder of the day.
I have found that my body responds best to this schedule and it helps me stay lean even when my diet isn’t strict.
Here’s what goes in it:
- 10 oz of non sweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of ground flax meal
- 2 cups of Black Emperors Rice
- 2 scoops of Warrior Blend Raw plant based protein powder
- 2 whole organic free range eggs
- 2-3 kale leaves
- 2-3 leaves of red or green Swiss Chard
- 3-4 florets of Broccoli
- Few sprigs of parsley
- 1 cup of Spinach
- ¼ cucumbers
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- 1 carrot
- 1 banana
- Add a nub of ginger for taste
- ¼ cup of blueberries
What’s great about a whole foods shake as opposed to a regular meal is that because it’s mostly raw your body will be able to utilize these nutrients immediately.
And by blending it, it’s actually pre-digested for your body which saves your body a great deal of energy that would normally go towards the digestion process.
So if you need to eat a lot of calories in one sitting to maintain your weight or grow muscle like I do, then this an easy way to get the calories in without feeling like you have a lead balloon in your stomach.
Plus it’s healthy as hell.
Now I understand the ladies won’t need this many calories post workout so you will need to adjust this to your specific requirements.
The important thing I want you to take away from this is that whole food smoothies are incredible healthy meal replacements that your body will thank you for especially after a 16 hr fast.
In fact, it will more than likely be the healthiest, most nutrient dense meal you eat all day.
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