Frozen-yogurt chain Pinkberry
has popped up all over, but this
great-tasting treat provides health benefits, too. It’s low in fat,
rich in calcium, provides a small dose of protein and is full of
live and active cultures, such as L. bulgaricus
and L. acidophilus.
These cultures promote digestive and immune health and may
even aid fat loss. In fact, Pinkberry carries the seal of approval
from the National Yogurt Association. Stop at Pinkberry right
after a workout and use this low-fat, sugary food as a good post-
workout carb source along with your protein shake. Choose a medium
cup of their original flavor along with a scoop of fresh mango and pineapple. Both are on the higher end of the glycemic index as far as fruit goes, which means they are fairly fast-digesting. Plus, they provide antioxidants that can aid muscle recovery, and the enzymes in the pineapple can help with digesting your postworkout protein.