It’s no secret that post workout is the best time to consume a high quality whey protein and some quick digesting carbs! Gyms are full of meat heads and muscle mommies shaking their shaker bottles like the shake weight of the early 2000’s. But if slamming a watery, gritty shake before you’ve even stopped sweating isn’t quite your speed, try this yummy post workout protein smoothie recipe instead.
Whey protein is one of the two proteins in cows milk. Whey is the liquid that separates from the curds, and contains all 9 essential amino acids so you are still getting all the benefits of a complete protein. From it’s liquid state, it is dried to a powder, and packaged and sent to us as a quick convenient way to get some extra protein. The best ones will be a very fine powder, not sandy or gritty and are easily digestible and quick absorbing.
For post workout I like this one https://1stphorm.com/products/phormula-1/?a_aid=ElizabethC
I’m a sucker for anything chocolate, peanut butter & banana. I may, or may not, be able to devour an entire box of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cups before you can even get home from the store. This one checks all the boxes for me. Creamy chocolate and peanut butter packs a whopping 30 grams of protein for post workout recovery. Banana adds that extra little bit of carbs you need to replenish those muscles and ward off cravings and hunger.
1 medium banana
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 Tablespoon no sugar added peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup ice
Will you be enjoying this smoothie seconds after your pump sesh? Probably not. As long as you get it in 30-60 minutes after your workout you can not only enjoy the tasty treat, but the benefits of getting your post workout power smoothie in as well. No gritty aftertaste required.
Do you have a favorite post workout smoothie? Let me know what you do!