Protein is an essential nutrient for people who exercise and for those trying to lose weight. Protein contains amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle. If you don’t have enough protein, you won’t have enough amino acids and, as a result, you muscles won’t have what they need to grow and repair after exercise.
Protein is also an essential nutrient for people trying to lose weight. Protein helps fill you up, prevents muscle loss during a diet and also boosts your metabolism – protein has what is called a high thermal effect which simply means digesting protein uses a lot of energy and that energy inevitably comes from fat.
So, what is the best time to have a protein shake? Good question! In general, the best time to take your protein shake is before and after exercise – that way your body will have all the nutrients it needs to get you through your workouts and then start the repair and recovery process straight after. That’s my protein shake recommendation – before and immediately after exercise. Protein shakes also make for great dinners to help make you feel full up while you sleep.
What’s the different between Protein Shakes and Meal Replacement Shakes ?
Part of the reason for the confusion is that both types of shake often look and even taste quite similar but their nutritional content is usually very different. Make sure you know the difference between meal replacement shakes and protein shakes to ensure you are using the right type of shake for you and your fitness goals! “Protein Shakes Vs Meal Replacement Shakes” .
When it comes to the best protein powders, I’ve written a guide how to choose the best ones and which ones I recommend so check out my article so you can find out which one is best for you.
There is something really decadent about coffee, chocolate and nuts. It’s hard to believe something that tastes like a dessert can actually be good for you! Find recipe here.
After exercise, and especially if you have been hitting it hard in the gym, you’ll need a big shake to kick-start your recovery. Strawberry protein shake recipe.
I love this shake – especially after a workout. It’s both refreshing and satisfying and really REALLY creamy. Continue to recipe.