5 Healthy Post-Workout Protein Drinks You Will Love

The love for fitness can be motivation enough to get you to the gym every day. But achieving the results of your dreams can only happen through multiple stages of a dedicated workout as well as a healthy diet. Your body needs nutrients to aid the transformation and that needs to come from a healthy diet and supplements. Healthy post-workout protein drinks are one way of providing the boost needed for the body to get through the transformation. Apart from this, you will have to perfect your macros and meal scheduling throughout the day to balance and offer all the required nutrients to gather the energy for your workouts. 

Protein is an essential component required for muscle build up and transformation. Post-workout is an ideal time to provide protein required by the body to achieve best results from the session. Here are 5 best post-workout protein-rich shakes that can help you achieve great results. 

1.Chocolate and peanut butter protein shake

After an intense workout, the sight of chocolate milk can be amazing. And by including some simple ingredients such as Greek yogurt you can introduce the protein required for your body through a rich creamy drink.

What you need:

  1. 1 Banana
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Chocolate protein powder
  4. Almond or Soy milk
  5. Greek Yogurt
  6. Ice cubes

 chocolate peanut butter shake

How to make:

  1. In a blender add the chocolate protein powder along with peanut butter and almond milk.
  2. Add some ice and blend the mixture. Now add a banana and greek yogurt to the mixture and blend once again
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy a creamy shake filled with amazing protein and probiotics.

Important: You can substitute with natural yogurt and any other milk as per your dietary choice.

 2. Oatmeal, Blueberry and Chia Seeds shake

Berries are a rich source of vitamin C and consuming them post workout can be especially useful. Apart from blueberries, the use of oatmeal and chia seeds ensures a balanced diet that is rich in proteins for the body.

What you need:

  1. 2 tablespoons of honey
  2. 2 tablespoon oatmeal
  3. ½ cup blueberries
  4. 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  5. 1 cup of milk

 blueberry chia shake

How to make:

  1. In a blender add all the ingredients and blend it into a thick and smooth consistency.
  2. Add a handful of ice and blend again.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy every sip of a protein-rich shake

Important: Always substitute sugar with honey or maple syrup as they are healthier alternatives.

Additionally, you can add some plain protein powder to this shake to enhance the nutrient composition.

3.The Nutty shake

Curbing to your between-meal cravings especially after a workout is pretty natural. But this is also the right time to load your body with healthy foods such as dry fruits and nuts to achieve complete benefits from the various nutrients present in them. Having a nutty snack packed with almonds, apricots, raisins etc, can be an amazing choice of post-workout food. Or you can make a delicious shake with these outstanding nuts and raisins and drink up.

What you need:

  1. 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  2. 3 scoops of vanilla protein powder
  3. ½ cup of raisins
  4. ¼ cup of almonds
  5. ¼ cup of apricots[peeled]
  6. 1 ½ cups of skim milk
  7. ½ cup of oats
  8. 1/8 cup walnuts or hazelnuts

 nutty shake

How to make:

  1. In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend them to a smooth texture.
  2. Pour in a glass and serve with chopped pistachios.

Important: You can substitute skim milk with coconut milk which will be a healthier alternative.

4.The green blend protein shake

A part of adopting a healthy lifestyle is including greens in your diet that are filled with various nutrients and minerals required for the body for cell growth and repair. It also helps restore nutrient loss and water loss during a workout and hence make the perfect ingredients for a healthy protein shake.

What you need:

  1. ¾ cup coconut water
  2. ½ cup fresh bananas
  3. 1 cup of peaches
  4. 2 cups of spinach
  5. ½ cup of plain yogurt
  6. 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
  7. ½ cup of zucchini
  8. 2 spoons of plain protein powder
  9. Mint leaves

green blend shake 

How to make:

  1. Add all the ingredients and blend them together.
  2. Pour and serve this delicious drink with some mint leaves to garnish.
  3. You can also use some pistachio along with the other ingredients for an amazing shake

Important: Coconut water helps restore water lost during the workout and hence is an important ingredient for this shake. You can add few mint leaves to the blender to enhance the flavors with a refreshing twist.

5.The Orange Protein shake

A hard training session calls for a high-quality protein recipe that will help with the recovery especially post workout. Including an array of nutritional components including vitamins and minerals helps in complete recovery of the cells and muscles and strengthens the immune system. This perfect recipe for complete recovery that includes whey protein with best bcaa will restore energy and health after an intense workout session.

What you need:

  1. 2 spoons of whey protein powder
  2. 1 cups of milk – cashew/almond/coconut/soy milk
  3. ½ carrot peeled and sliced
  4. ½ cup of water
  5. Ice
  6. ½ of cantaloupe melon peeled and sliced
  7. ½ orange peeled and chopped
  8. 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  9. ½ teaspoon honey

 orange protein shake

How to make:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together to a smooth texture.
  2. Garnish the drink with some fresh lemon juice and honey and serve

A combination of these mouthwatering protein drinks and intense workouts will help you get to your fitness goals faster.

Author Bio
Jessica is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, She Believes that a healthy diet is a key to healthy living.

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