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Are Protein Shakes Good or Bad?

Faye Hakimi Verified
04-28-2017

Dear Caroline,

Thank you for your message!

 

Protein shakes are perfect for recovering after a workout!

The most important ingredient to have in a meal or ​snack after a hard​ workout is protein. Protein is made of important amino acids needed to help repair wear and tear on your muscles after exercise. Consuming protein has also been shown to improve muscle strength and boost fat loss.

 

Many athletes like drinking protein shakes because they are easily digestible and can be filled with 15 grams of protein! Here’s a few simple suggestions if you want to try making a protein smoothie at home: start with a vegetable based organic protein powder (or any protein powder), add the liquid of your choice, toss in bananas for extra protein, and you’re good to go!

 

Some great options for protein packed meals are granola bars, chia pudding, and hard-boiled eggs. In fact, two eggs are packed with a whopping 12 grams of protein! They taste great sliced over sandwiches and salad.

 

 

Good luck,
Faye