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Post-Workout Recovery Shakes Worth Trying

You have your post-workout routine down pat. After a grueling training session, you reach for a recovery shake, drink it, and move on with your day. What’s interesting, though, is that many bodybuilders don’t even know if such beverages make a difference in their overall muscle gains.

The last thing you want to do is waste your workout. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite post-workout recovery shakes, as referenced from Muscle & Fitness:

Chocolate Peanut Butter

We’re not sure about you, but for us, the taste of our post-workout shake is important. If it tastes chalky or lacks flavor, we aren’t drinking it. Period.

That’s why we recommend this particular shake to clients. For one thing, who doesn’t enjoy chocolate and peanut butter? Secondly, it only takes about five minutes to prepare.

You will need the following ingredients for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake:

  • One scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • One cup of original unsweetened almond milk or water
  • One-half cup of two percent organic cottage cheese
  • Two tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter
  • One cup of ice

With more than 40 grams of protein, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake might just become your post-workout beverage of choice.

Gingerbread Cookie

Gingerbread doesn’t have to be reserved for the holidays. This tasty post-workout shake contains just 337 calories and a mere five grams of fat. You can’t beat it, especially when you account for the 49 grams of protein.

Here’s what you will need for the Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake:

  • One scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • One-half scoop of Prograde Lean Chocolate Meal Replacement Powder
  • One cup of organic skim milk
  • One-half teaspoon of cinnamon
  • One-half teaspoon of ginger
  • One dash of ground cloves
  • One cup of organic Greek yogurt
  • Five ice cubes

Simply add everything into your blender and blend on medium-high for about 30 seconds. The result is a delicious drink that helps you refuel, recharge, and recover.

High-Protein Cheesecake Post-Workout Shake

Cheesecake is a weakness for many of us, including bodybuilders and fitness gurus. But what if we told you there was a way to enjoy the taste of cheesecake without the added sugar, fat, and calories? We’re guessing you would be interested.

The High-Protein Cheesecake Post-Workout Shake certainly lives up to its name. This 250-calorie beverage is packed with 37 grams of protein and just five grams of fat.

Here’s what you will need:

  • One scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • ¾ cup of 2 percent organic cottage cheese
  • One tablespoon of sugar-free cheesecake instant Jell-O Pudding Mix
  • One-half cup of organic skim milk
  • Five ice cubes

We recommend blending on medium-high for about a minute. By then, you should have a smooth, tasty post-workout drink that reminds you of your favorite dessert.

Almond Coconut Protein Shake

If you love chocolate, almonds, and coconut, then this shake has your name all over it. This post-workout beverage is packed with flavor and, of course, nutrients. You can even enjoy it with some strawberries and blueberries as well.

Here are the necessary ingredients:

  • One scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • One cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Six raw or roasted unsalted almonds
  • One tablespoon of grated, unsweetened coconut
  • One-half teaspoon of natural almond extract
  • One cup of ice

Pumpkin Pie Post-Workout Shake

It’s easy to find pumpkin-spiced items this time of year. Wouldn’t it be great, though, if you could enjoy a seasonal favorite without worrying about extra carbs and sugar? Here at Atlas Nutrition in Fort Collins, we highly recommend the Pumpkin Pie Post-Workout Shake.

This beverage takes just a few minutes to prepare. Plus, it’s a great way to get away from the traditional vanilla or chocolate varieties when you need something different.

Here are the necessary ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • One-half cup of pumpkin
  • One-half cup of organic yogurt
  • One-half cup of vanilla whey protein powder
  • One teaspoon of pure organic honey
  • One teaspoon of graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • One-half teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • One teaspoon of sugar-free pumpkin instant Jell-O Pudding Mix

Your Partners in Bodybuilding

Have you recently been interested in natural bodybuilding? At Atlas Nutrition, we understand that building muscle requires more than just going to the gym every now and then. Without question, bodybuilding requires the utmost dedication and discipline in multiple areas.

This includes your diet. Whether it’s what you drink after a workout or what you snack on during a game, our nutrition experts can help. The Atlas team has decades of combined experience, meaning we’ve probably endured the same challenges as you during your fitness journey.

Atlas is more than just another local gym. It’s evident the first time you stop by that we treat our clients like family.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact Atlas Nutrition today.