Last updated on April 27th, 2021

I hurt my knee at Dead End Race Apocalypse on the weekend. I haven’t had it looked at for an official diagnosis yet, and to be quite honest, I’m a little scared to. I’ve had knee injuries in the past and they have never swollen like my knee is now. I have never lost the range of motion like now.

What most athletes (and specialists) don’t realize is how big of a role nutrition plays in injury recovery. The right nutrients can actually speed up the recovery process, while other common techniques and anti-nutrients can slow down the process.

I cover all of this in my Nutrition for Injury Protocol.

The same day I put myself on the protocol, another client contacted me because she injured her foot. So now she is going through her individualized version of the Nutrition for Injury Protocol so she can get back to training and racing as soon as possible.

For obvious reasons, I can’t openly share the protocol, but I will share a delicious hot chocolate recipe I made this morning while attempting to include more of these nutrients in my diet.

Injury Recovery Turmeric Hot Chocolate

Serves 1

1 heaping Tbsp of dutch process cocoa powder

1 tsp organic turmeric powder

1 scoop collagen

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp pure maple syrup

Few shakes of Ceylon cinnamon

Pinch of Himalayan salt

Boiling water

Unsweetened almond milk

In a large mug, add all the hot chocolate ingredients. Pour boiling water into mug and fill to desire. Top off with unsweetened almond milk. Froth with a hand mixer in mug. Sprinkle more cinnamon on top.

 

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  • Melissa Boufounos is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who specializes in sports nutrition. She helps competitive athletes simplify their fuelling plans with flexible eating strategies so they can maximize their performance potential without counting calories, tracking macros or giving up their favourite foods.

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