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3 Homemade Protein Shakes for Post-Workout Recovery
Posted by Ninja Kitchen on 25th June 2017

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Feeling the burn in the gym is all well and good, but it can leave your body crying for some TLC. Whether you lift weights or stick to cardiovascular workouts, the damage caused to your muscles can leave you stiff and in pain. At this stage, your body is screaming for the protein it needs to repair those weary muscles, so quick action is essential.

Protein shakes are great for consuming large quantities of protein quickly. And if you can get them right, you’re consuming what is, in effect, a meal in a cup. But how do you get them right? Adding the protein is the easy part, but what about all of the other nutrients you need? And what about creating a wonderful flavour? With these 3 great protein shakes, recovery and nutrition will always be relatively enjoyable processes.

1. The Mocha Protein Shake

This is a fantastic protein shake for any chocoholics out there. It contains a small amount of caffeine, which might be just what you need if you like to exercise before going to work. It’s also the ideal lunchtime pick-me-up for people who sacrifice a good breakfast for an hour in the gym.

This recipe should deliver around 160 calories and 24 grams of protein — just what you need after a session on the weights.

2. White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Smoothie

Who says that protein shakes have to be beige, brown or boring? A white chocolate and raspberry protein shake is a bright shade of pink, and it packs a punch when it comes to nutrients. This particular recipe is rich in antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C, which means you can give your immune system a boost, as well as your weary muscles. Combining the refreshing flavours of fruit and the smooth creaminess of white chocolate is an inspired way to recover from a workout.

This recipe should give you around 395 calories and 28 to 32 grams of protein.

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

This particular protein shake is so decadent it could be a rich dessert. If you’re looking for even more protein than your powder can deliver, the addition of some peanut butter should help. A chocolate peanut butter protein shake is packed with manganese, folate, niacin and vitamin E. It also happens to be rich in good fats and antioxidants. Once again, putting this shake together takes just a minute or two.

This shake is ideal for recovering after particularly hard sessions in the gym. It is packed with around 500 calories; however, it delivers six grams of fibre, 21 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and a whopping 40 grams of protein.


3 Homemade Protein Shakes for Post-Workout Recovery

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If you’re going to keep up your great work in the gym, fuelling your body — both before and after strenuous workouts — is essential. Too many people make the mistake of actually not eating enough when they attempt to get fit, which often leads to a premature cessation of exercise. Don’t fall into that trap… use these protein shakes to keep you healthy, strong and full of energy.

Ingredients

  • For The Mocha Protein Shake
  • 150ml skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar free chocolate Angel Delight
  • 2 scoops Motion Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 150ml strong cold brew coffee
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • chocolate shavings for the topping
  • For The White Chocolate Raspberry Protein Smoothie
  • 150ml unsweetened coconut milk
  • 50g frozen raspberries
  • 2 scoops Motion Nutrition Coconut Protein Powder
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • 1tbsp white chocolate chips
  • 2tbsp water
  • For The Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake
  • 2 scoops Motion Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 150ml unsweetened almond milk, soy milk or skim milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2tbsp peanut butter
  • 5 ice cubes
Prep Time
Serves
1

Instructions

  1. Choose your favourite of the three.

  2. Simply thrown everything into your favourite Ninja blender and set it away until your desired consistency is achieved.

  3. Serve in your favourite glass, and enjoy!

 

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