One of the most important things to make sure you eat after a workout or run is protein. You need protein in order to rebuild your muscles after a workoutA quick and easy way to consume protein is through protein shakes and powders. Here are some of Caitlin’s top protein smoothies and shakes recipes for after exercise.

Which protein powders do I use?

Vanilla Protein – Protein World
Chocolate Protein – Snap Nutrition

You can mix up these recipes based on what you have to hand at home but you can get all these ingredients from your local supermarket.

OMG, it tastes like Reese’s!

Peanut Butter – 2 tablespoons
Chocolate Protein Powder – 1 scoop
1/2 Medium Avocado (you can’t taste it but if you don’t like Avocado replace with 1/2 banana, this is for thickness)
Almond Milk (or a milk of your choice, as you can see from the picture below the other day I used Soya) – 1 1/2 cups

Berry-delicious

Frozen/Fresh Strawberries – 1 handful
Frozen/Fresh Raspberries – 1 handful
1/2 Banana
Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder – 1 scoop
Apple Juice (unsweetened) – 1 1/2 cups

Green & Lean

Spinach – 1 cup
Cucumber – a small chunk
Apple – 1 chopped up
Blueberries – 1 cup
Vanilla Protein Powder – 1 scoop
1 cup of coconut water (if a little thick!)

Do remember that you can make these smoothies without adding protein powder (use chocolate powder in the OMG, it’s tastes like Reese’s!).


 

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