May 09, 2022 2 min read

Why you need a post-workout smoothie

Exercise is just one part of your overall health journey. What you put into your body is just as important as what you get out of it. That means replenishing your body with protein and amino acids to help repair and rebuild your muscles. Here’s how enjoying a post-workout smoothie can improve your health and wellbeing.

Do you automatically associate protein shakes with body builders? You’re not alone. But enjoying a post-workout smoothie is something everyone should do no matter what type of exercise you enjoy.

Whether you are a runner, daily yoga practitioner or prefer long hikes out in nature - whatever your preference, exercise causes your muscle fibres to tear and break down after each session. That means replenishing your body with healthy food and drink to rapidly repair and rebuild your lean muscle is essential.

The best way to do that is with a protein smoothie after each workout. Our wide selection of protein powders, contain all nine essential amino acids, which speed up the muscle-repair process and help develop your lean muscle so you can work even harder during your next workout. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of muscle, and your body needs them to help with growth, function and overall wellbeing. By using protein powder as the base of your post-workout smoothies, you get a quick, easy and convenient way to replenish your body and help strengthen it for future exercise.

8 reasons to love a post-workout smoothie

Still not convinced about the benefits of having a protein smoothie after exercise? Here are eight reasons why we love them: 

  1. A convenient, easy and – most importantly – effective way to get the protein and amino acids your body needs.
  2. Provides all the essential nutrients to build and repair muscle tissue.
  3. Having a high-protein diet keeps you feeling satisfied for longer.
  4. Protein supports toning and lean muscle development.
  5. A smoothie helps you recover faster, so you won’t feel sore the next day!
  6. You can enjoy a range of delicious flavours so you never get bored.
  7. Being low-fat, low-calorie and easy to digest, you won’t feel bloated afterwards.
  8. Our protein powders have something for every BODY – dairy-free, vegan, whey protein, weight loss and more.

Whether you are trying to juggle busy mum life or staying on top of a hectic work schedule, preparing a high-protein meal on-the-go is not always possible. So getting everything you need in one hit with a post-workout smoothie makes life easier.

Super smoothie recipe for your next post-workout

Whether you love a good protein shake or you are brand new to post-workout smoothies, we have a variety of tasty recipes to help you add more protein to your diet. Here’s one of our favourite smoothie recipes to keep you happy, healthy and stronger every time you work out:

Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

Method

  • Blend well and enjoy!
At Health protein powder provides the essential nutrients needed for muscle recovery, making your training more effective, and helps you get to your next training session faster. Shop online today or find our products in a range of selected stockists.