3 Post Workout Protein Shakes To Build Lean, Strong Muscle

Whether your goals are to build muscle, strip away stubborn fat, or a combination of both, getting adequate nutrition after your workout is essential if you want to experience results you can see.

If you’re putting in a solid effort during your training sessions, there’s a good chance you’re using up a good chunk of your glycogen (carb) stores.  And, even after your workout, your body continues to utilize nutrients to replenish and repair.

One of the reasons many people have difficulty experiencing results – adding new muscle or shedding fat – is because they neglect their post-workout meal.  If you skip your post-workout meal, your body will eventually break down muscle to begin refueling itself.

So what you want to do is have a nutrient-rich meal that includes fast-digesting carbohydrates and high-quality protein.  This isn’t a time for low-GI, slow-digesting carbs or a lot of fats.

Your focus should be on high-quality protein, fast-digesting carbohydrates and minimal healthy fats.

When you eat, glucose that’s not immediately needed gets stored in the muscles and the liver in the form of glycogen, exercise’s main energy source.  If you go low-carb for your post-workout meal, your glycogen-depleted body may actually break down muscle tissue to fuel itself, so be sure to add some carbs to your post-workout meal.

Now that you know exactly what you should be eating after your workout, here are (3) post-workout shakes that will give you the nutrition you need to experience the results you’re after …

Chocolate Banana Bomb

Chocolate Banana ShakeHere’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on medium-high for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Nutrition Info:

  • 344 Calories
  • 41g Protein
  • 37g Carbohydrate (33g net)
  • 3.5g Fat
  • 4g Fiber

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Strawberry Banana Boat

Strawberry Banana ShakeHere’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 Serving Chobani Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1 Cup Frozen Strawberry Halves
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Ice

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on medium-high for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Nutrition Info:

  • 400 Calories
  • 42g Protein
  • 49g Carbohydrate (42g net)
  • 4g Fat
  • 7g Fiber

 


Almond Joy Joy

Almond-Joy-Protein-ShakeHere’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 Cup Organic Skim Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Coconut flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp Natural Almond Extract
  • 1 Cup Ice

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on medium-high for 30 seconds or until smooth.

Nutrition Info:

  • 555 Calories
  • 42g Protein
  • 27g Carbohydrate (20g net)
  • 31g Fat
  • 7g Fiber

 


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