After a workout, even cardio, you should treat your body right and give it some protein and much needed nutrients for repair. I am all about the post-workout shakes or protein balls (don’t worry, I shared a great after workout protein ball recipe!).
Why should you have a post workout shake?
A recent study in the Journal of Physiology showed that the best time to deliver protein to your muscles, which is required for recovery and growth, is right after a workout (about 45 min after a workout).
As you all know, I am all about SIMPLICITY and EASE so I use a high quality all-natural vegetarian meal replacement to obtain the balanced protein and carbohydrates I need and to ensure I am providing my body with all the nutrients it needs for recovery. In fact, this was a big factor in my weight loss journey and now my muscle gaining journey! It is important to note that more protein is not necessarily better; 10-20g of protein is sufficient, so there is no need to purchase highly processed powders with high amounts of protein. If you have questions about which powder if right for you based on your lifestyle or just want to learn more about which ones are better than others, please send me a message and we can book a quick free 10-min nutrition session to get you on the right track!
When making your post-workout shake, think about adding some GREENS. Add spinach, field greens or kale to your shake; you won’t taste them AND you’re getting an extra serving of veggies.
Bonus: I have a smoothie every morning for breakfast along with veggies, fruit, chia seeds, vegan protein powder and cocoa nibs; again, it’s easy, delicious and nutritious.
Enjoy your workouts and your yummy shakes!