3 Delicious Recovery Shakes That Help Build Muscle

Try these three easy to make delicious recovery shakes to help you build muscle after a tough workout.

Recovery shakes that are high in muscle-building protein are an excellent choice for athletes after a hard workout or practice. A shake can be made ahead of time and combine several nutritious ingredients to make a quick and easy meal replacement for athletes needing to rehydrate and refuel their bodies with nutrients and energy.

However, you don't want some chalky shake that tastes like dirt or glorified protein powder. A recovery shake can and should be delicious.

Try these three easy to make and delicious recovery shakes to help you build muscle after a tough workout. For best results, drink your shake within 90 minutes.

1. Apple Pie Shake

Apple Pie Recovery Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of 2% milk
  • 1 frozen chopped apple
  • 1 5.3-oz. container of Yoplait Apple Pie Greek 100 Yogurt
  • 1 scoop of Body Fortress Cinnamon Swirl Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 ground Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker Sleeves
  • 1 tbsp. of natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. of honey

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information

*Per 16-oz. serving (makes 2)

  • Calories: 333
  • Fat: 8.25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Protein: 27 g

2. Banana Crème Pie Shake

Banana Crème Pie Recovery Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of 2% milk
  • 1 frozen sliced banana
  • 1 5.3-oz. container of Yoplait Banana Caramel Greek 100 Yogurt
  • 1 scoop of Body Fortress Banana Crème Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 ground Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Cracker Sleeves
  • 1 tsp. of honey

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information

*Per 16-oz. serving (makes 2)

  • Calories: 296
  • Fat: 5.25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Protein: 26 g

3. Key Lime Pie Shake

Key Lime Pie Recovery Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of 2% milk
  • 1 5.3-oz. container of Yoplait Key Lime Greek 100 Yogurt
  • 1 scoop of Body Fortress Vanilla Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder
  • 2 ground Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers
  • 1 tsp. of honey

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information

*Per 16 oz. serving (makes 2)

  • Calories: 264.5
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.5 g
  • Protein: 26 g


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