How to Make the Best Post Workout Shake Right Now!
A post workout shake that is easy and enjoyable for anyone doing anything? Tell us more! What I mean by anyone doing anything, is that going to the gym isn’t for everybody— we’ve all got our own personal health goals and that means any kind of activity is a good activity!
We don’t have any interest in telling you what to do with your body; however, we do love sharing delicious recipes.
In light of that fact, I wanted to share an amazing protein shake recipe that I enjoy at least 3 times a week after a workout. I say workout very casually, since this could honestly be a quick jaunt around the neighborhood, a hard arms day at the gym, a fun rock climb with friends, climbing the apartment stairs….
You get it. Did you burn some energy today? Sweat a little bit? Perfect. Get these ingredients together and try this recipe! It’s honestly the thing I look forward to after a hard workout—it’s like a little gift I give myself afterwards, because really it tastes like a delicious milkshake. It’s a great post workout shake, and it’s super easy to make. I’ll even share some tips to make things extra easy. Check it out.
Here is your recipe:
Makes 2 servings. Time: 5 minutes.
You will need:
- 1 banana, frozen or fresh
- 1 large spoonful of Nutella
- 1 large spoonful of crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup ice
- ¾ cup milk
- 1/4 cup water
- I spoonful of vanilla or chocolate protein powder
What you do:
- If fresh, slice up your banana.
- Add all of the ingredients into the blender.
- Blend for 30 seconds – 1 minute, depending on how blended you want the ice to be.
Extra tip: I like to chop up bananas that are older and toss them into individual containers in the freezer. When I’m ready for a shake, I’ll use those instead of fresh ones because it makes the shake a lot thicker!
If you’re into sweet stuff and you like peanut butter, then this is the perfect shake for you. It tastes a lot like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, but you can always alter the measurements if you want it to be more or less chocolatey with the Nutella.
If you’ve got peanut allergies, you can always use a peanut-free option and skip out on the Nutella. Or mix in some chocolate chips! There are lots of substitutions, but if you need help, check out these nut-free substitutes for peanut butter just to be safe.
Do I Need a Protein Shake?
People drink protein shakes for different reasons, but the main one is that it helps the body to recover after a good workout. The protein helps to deliver amino acids to the muscle cells, and as a result the muscles are able to feel more relaxed and less strained from movement.
This is one of the reasons why it’s easier for people to work out on a day-to-day basis, because things like protein shakes help to minimize sore muscles and fatigue associated with working out. There are other things that you can do to help minimize pain and soreness after activity, including practicing a full warm-up and cool-down, and always stretching before and after your routines.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your protein shakes. Using a vanilla-flavored protein is a great idea, because it goes well with chocolatey, sweet shakes, as well as more citrusy flavors like pineapple and orange.
Let us know if you try our Peanut Butter Cup recipe! And while you’re at it, you’ve got to try these Honey Almond Protein Waffles, in celebration of protein and also the return of Stranger Things. Will you be watching? Comment below!0