This year I switched over to a plant based protein from the usual (and ever popular) whey protein. I wanted to test what the difference would be in terms of muscle growth (the jury is still out). Now, before you ask…switching was major tastebud shock. Plant based protein reviews will always reveal that its taste is not the most desirable. Don’t get me wrong, the taste isn’t so awful that it is unbearable; but it can taste like chalk. When you’re use to your protein tasting more like cream, you have get creative with masking that chalky taste. So, here’s a recipe for that:
Strawberry Banana Post Workout Protein
Before you get too deep into this, realize that this recipe doesn’t just include plant-based ingredients; but will also feature dairy products.
TOOLS & ACCESSORIES
- food processor / blender
- 2 scoop of ThinkThin Vanilla Plant Based Protein Powder
- 1 banana
- 7 medium to large ripened strawberries (cutoff the stems)
- 1 ounce 2% milk
- 1 full package of “Greek 100” Strawberry Yogurt
WHAT TO DO
- Wash & destem your strawberries, then cut up the strawberries and banana for smoother processing.
- Pour 1 oz Milk into processor
- Add fruits ( banana and strawberries)
- Add 1 scoop of Plant Based Protein Powder
- Add entire contents of Greek yogurt container
- Blend until smooth ( at least 1 minute)
What’s the big deal surrounding consuming protein after a workout?
Downing protein after you exercise is a way to speed muscle recovery, according to researchers. Researchers and coaches recommend having protein and carbs 30 minutes after you finish your workout. When muscles suffer even the slightest damage, the most effective method of allowing them to repair themselves is to supply them with carbohydrates and a small amount of protein. When you have protein after your workout, you’re providing your muscles with amino acids, a crucial building block that aids in muscle repair.