Peanut Butter Post Workout Smoothie

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Total Time:    5 minutes

Nutritional per serving
Calories: 363 kcal
Fat: 9 g
Protein: 40 g
Carbohydrates: 43 g

23-Nov 2014, by Lee Sandwith

There are mixed views on what sort of nutrition works best after a workout, however, in my opinion, it’s always best to try to eat a proper, healthy meal after a workout. If you’re just doing cardio you don’t need to worry too much about when to eat, however, if you’re doing strength training (weight lifting), according to most popular opinion, you have a short anabolic window where your body will best benefit from an intake of protein. This window is supposedly somewhere between 30-45 minutes, however, there are discussions ongoing about whether this is just a myth. Personally I’m usually pretty desperate for food after a workout and have seen good results from eating straight after strength training so the argument of whether the anabolic window is a myth or not is not an important one.

If you can’t eat proper ‘real’ food after a workout, a Post Workout Smoothie is a great alternative and this this slight adaptation of our awesome Peanut Butter Smoothie is ideal as it provides a good balance of protein and carbs. All I’ve done is add vanilla whey powder to bump up the protein percentage but you could use pretty much any flavour you like. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think 🙂

Ingredients

  • post-workout-smoothie200ml skimmed milk
  • 1 small banana (100g; 89 kcal)
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 50g fat free natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp (8g) sugar free chunky peanut butter
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey powder (122 kcal)

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