Recently, Vital Proteins came out with the Recovery Wave protein powder. As most people know, I’m a fan of Vital Proteins Whey Collagen, so I was excited about the Vital Proteins RecoveryWave. RecoveryWave is one word, not “Recovery Wave.”
So what Makes Vital Proteins RecoveryWave Great?
The Vital Proteins RecoveryWave was intended for athletes and post workout recovery. The Vital Performance line contains 20 grams of collagen proteins, supports muscles and joints, and replenishes minerals lost during exercise.
The Vital Proteins RecoveryWave comes in Five flavors:
- RecoveryWave Guava lime (the most tart)
- Monk Fruit (my favorite)
- Passion Fruit
- Watermelon Blueberry
- Lemon Grape
Support Your Joints:
The Vital Proteins RecoveryWave has 20g of collagen peptides every serving. What do the Collagen Peptides do? Collagen Peptides to help build muscle and support joint and bone health.
Most Vital Protein products contain animal acids, but each serving of the RecoveryWave also includes 5g of BCAAs.20g Collagen Peptides.
What are Amino Acids and what is the difference between Essential Amino Acids (EAAS) and Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAS)?
Our bodies produce 11 amino acids using other amino acids. The other 9 of the 20 amino acids are considered essential amino acids (EAAs). EAAs must come from diet or supplementation because the body cannot produce them. Breaking it down further, 3 of these 9 are considered “Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) because of their chemical structure.
The structure of the BCAAs allow them to skip the normal digestion process and become quickly available in the muscles.
The Vital Proteins Recoverywave has 5g of Branched Chain amino acids (BCAA), 2.8g of leucine.
The RecoveryWave products also contain vitamins C, B2 & B6, Zinc, Magnesium, Taurine, and Glutamine. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid
No Added Stuff:
Vital Proteins products contain no added sugars and are made without gluten, dairy, and soy.
Vital Protein RecoveryWave uses the same electrolytes found in coconut water powder, Himalayan sea salt, and natural sources.
So How can use Vital Proteins RecoveryWave?
I tried to bake it, but it has a bitter taste in recipes, so I’ve found smoothies to be the best and easiest.
I made this Berry Blast Recovery Smoothie but substituted the Vital Proteins RecoveryWave instead.
This quick Vital protein RecoveryWave Pineapple Smoothie is what I’ve been Enjoying Lately:
1/2 Cup milk
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen banana
2 Scoops Vital Protein RecoveryWave (today I used Guava Lime)
Blend and drink
Thank you Vital Proteins for allowing me to try the new RecoveryWave.
Questions for you:
What do you use post-workout?
Do you take EAAs or BAAs?
I do love smoothies so I’ll have to give this one a try. I hadn’t heard of EAAs or BAAs before reading this post.
I could use this product after I run. I know that the protein will help my joints stay healthy.
I’m a big fan of Vital Proteins. I use their Collagen on a daily basis but haven’t tried their recovery wave. I would love to see how it might help my post workout recovery.
This stuff sounds amazing. I’ve never heard of it before but may have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
I’m a believer in BCAAs. 🙂
I haven’t tried vital proteins before, but sounds like a good product. Thanks for sharing about eeas and bcaas.
Thank you for reading Amanda, if you do try it, you’ll have to let me know.
Interesting smoothie recipe which has many health benefits.Glad to know that this is helpful for joint health.
I’ve not been working out as I’ve been recovering from an injury, but I know I’m going to need these! I work out hard when I do, and my body can use the extra boost for my muscles.
I have been thinking about adding protein and collagens to my diet! I am intrigued by the lemon grape flavor.
The lemon grape is new and I think it’s the next flavor I’ll try!
Sounds great.. I think i have to check it out although i dont really work out much, only workout once in a blue moon but i do hike every week so i guess i do need it.
I enjoy hiking too. Where is your favorite place to hike Ewuzie?
I’m a big fan of milk and bananas as a post workout recovery method. I’ve never tried protein powders myself.
That’s awesome, glad you have found what works.
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