Why You NEED Protein Post-WorkoutPosted on July 7, 2014 at 12:01 am
Clients ask me all the time…”Do I really need protein right after a workout?” YES. The answer is absolutely yes. Why? Well when we workout, we’re essentially breaking down our muscles. In order for them to repair themselves (and grow) they need amino acids (aka protein).
There is a window of opportunity…you need to consume protein within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. You can do this by drinking a protein shake/smoothie or eating food that is rich in protein (chicken, eggs, etc). I personally do protein shakes/smoothies right after a workout, because I usually don’t have time to make a meal within that 30 minute time frame.
Here is one of my favorite post-workout protein smoothies at the moment:
This smoothie gives your body the protein it needs post-workout AND there’s even some greens in there, too. This smoothie will have you glowing, y’all. Plus it takes like frozen yogurt. So delicious!
So next time you wonder if you can skip your protein after working out…NO. Just no (: