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Recovery Protein Shake Recipe

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.

Ingredients

Directions

This is simple to make. Just combine all of the ingredients in a blender and then blend until all the ingredients are well mixed.

Other Notes

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.

Whey Protein Shake Recipe For After a Run

I try to run multiple times a week. I am not training for any specific event or race, but I find running to be a great to way stay in shape and burn some calories. I really vary my distances up. However, I usually stick between just a few miles and at most 8 miles.

After a run, it is important to replace the essential things your body needs such as water, carbs, protein, and other nutrients. Based on these needs, I came up with a whey protein shake recipe that is great for after my runs. For this recipe, you will need a blender for this to work.

Protein Shake Ingredients

Directions

The directions are super simple. You simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and then blend it until the ice, banana, and strawberries are mixed in.

Recipe Notes

In my opinion, this protein shake recipe tastes great with either a chocolate or vanilla protein powder. I will often use this as a meal replacement since I often due my runs around lunch time. The EAS Protein Powder is a great all-around protein and is very reasonably priced.  I would highly recommend it. However, feel free to experiment with other protein powders. The banana, strawberries, and sugars from the protein powder help to replenish the carbs your body needs right after a run. The flax seed oil helps you to get a healthy fat into your body as well. Overall, this is a go to protein shake for me and I would highly recommend this recipe.