You’re all done your workout for the day and you need to refuel! How about a yummy wheatgrass shot followed by some steamed browned rice? No, not doing it for you? Ok, then how about gingerbread cookies?
It may sound too good to be true (and okay, it is) but we’ll offer you something that tastes almost as good and is protein-packed and nutritionally dense.
Protein shakes have come a long way in recent way and protein powders now come in a variety of flavours and textures. Add in a few yummy and clean ingredients and you have yourself an awesome, post-workout snack.
While it may seem foolish to some to invest in protein powder, there’s science behind the claim. Solid food can take longer to digest and break down the protein molecules and send them to recovering muscles, it can be easier (and certainly faster) to drink a protein shake immediately following a workout, since it will take the protein molecules in a shake only about 30 minutes to reach your needy muscles.
Here are 5 of the best post-workout shakes.
4Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Shake
An old childhood favourite, this shake gets its name from its tasty combo of chocolate and peanut butter. Add less liquid for an even thicker and creamier consistency.
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 cup of original unsweetened almond milk or water
2 tbsp of peanut butter
1 cup ice
Blend together until smooth, on high for about 30-seconds.
Protein: 40 grams
Carbohydrates: 19 grams
Fat: 21 grams