People I train in north Leeds, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Harrogate often ask me what the best thing to have after a strenuous workout – which is why I came up with this delicious post-workout shake recipe, ideal for if you got a Nutribullet for Christmas.
You have a 20-30 minute window after a workout to replenish key nutrients, including carbs to restore energy levels and protein to help maintain and build muscle. Some antioxidant power to help reduce inflammation and essential fats are also a good idea.
In the past, I used a commercially bought shake, and I would still recommend products by Maxinutrition for anyone going down that route.
The great thing about this shake though is that not only does it contain all the above nutrients, but it is also dairy and gluten free, so offers a great option for those who have food intolerances or who are vegan.
The preparation method is also so simple, it takes maybe a minute longer than a commercially bought shake.
Simply add the following ingredients into a blender or Nutribullet:
300ml Alpro unsweetened almond milk
10g Naturya Hemp protein powder
10g Naturya Chia seeds
50g frozen blueberries
blast away and pour into a pint glass… mint garnish optional
It will give you a whopping 10g of protein and 25 per cent of your daily vitamin C allowance. The calorie content is 256 so it also acts as a good meal replacement for those watching the pounds.
If you’re using My Fitness Pal, you can link to the recipe here (you need to be logged in to view)