No matter what kind of workout you do, the quicker you get your body the water, carbohydrates, and protein your body needs, the better. The faster you get these nutrients, the quicker your body can start the recovery process of rebuilding muscle. A recovery protein shake is a great way to get all of these essentials in one drink.
I personally will drink this shake after a run, a lifting day, after a bike, or even after a game of basketball. I notice a huge difference on the days that I am able drink a recovery shake when compared to days in which I don’t. I also notice that when I am really consistent with the after workout recovery shake that I really notice some solid results in my lifting ability and my run times.
- 2-3 Scoops EAS 100% Whey Protein – Chocolate or Vanilla
- 10-16 ounces of water
- 1 Banana
- 1 Packet of plain oatmeal
- 1 Tablespoon of Flax Seed Oil
- Ice (Optional)
This is simple to make. Just combine all of the ingredients in a blender and then blend until all the ingredients are well mixed.
Depending on your blender, the oatmeal may or may not mix in well. If it doesn’t, you can remove it. The banana and protein powder will provide a solid number of carbs if you need to remove the oatmeal. Also, feel free to add some berries or other fruit to this shake. I personally will often add blueberries or strawberries when I have them around.