Add these ingredients to your post-workout shake to get the most out of your workouts.
To get the most out of your workouts, you need to properly fuel your body, and that means having the right post-workout nutrition, especially in your post-workout shake. Most people think all they need is protein powder after their workout, but there are lots of other supplements to take advantage of to power through your workouts, reduce your recovery time and maximise your gains.
Scroll to find out the best ingredients to put in your post-workout shake.
Your body requires specific nutrients after a workout for optimum muscle growth, like protein, high GI carbohydrates and specific amino acids. Click on each ingredient to find out why you should take them your post-workout shake:
200ml skimmed milk or water
1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
2. Consume within 1 hour of your workout for maximum benefits.
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.
Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.
Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.
In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.