Why haven’t I talked about nutrition yet? I don’t knooooow. It’s such a complex topic and there is no way I could fit all the information in one blogpost. That’s why I’m splitting things up & I’ll start to talk about my Post Workout Shake first ♥︎
I drink this shake as soon as I get home from my workout session – which means about 20-40 min after I’ve finished my training. It’s super high in calories (I also put a low calorie option below), contains just the right amount of protein and tastes kiiiind of like a milkshake – perfect, right?
Okay, so why do you have to drink a shake after your workout? You don’t have to. The main thing is to fuel your body with the energy it needs after your training, so you could also have a “proper” meal. But cooking is more time consuming and I need my calories QUICK haha. People actually used to think that you need to drink a protein shake within 20min after your training but studies have shown that this isn’t true. You definitely have more time than that. So just go for whatever you like best – a shake or a normal meal ♥︎
There’s also no need for a fancy protein powder. Of course you can buy one but it’s not a must. I have to admit that most of them taste really yummy and it’s sooo easy to only mix 2 ingredients (powder & water) together but one day I decided to try the “natural way” without any supplements and I stuck with it until today. For me the only option is using an organic one, without chemistry, flavor enhancer, etc. – the ones that I’ve tried don’t taste phenomenal though. You can find the one by Pur Ya below, it tastes OK & I mainly like to use it because of all those healthy superfood extracts it contains. So whenever I feel like I haven’t eaten enough protein that day I will add one spoon of this one. But remember, it’s OPTIONAL.
So my Protein Shake is pretty high in calories, which is perfect if you want to gain weight & struggle to eat enough calories each day. Because a drink is easier to swallow than for example rice or potatoes and you also don’t feel as full afterwards. If you’re looking for a lower calorie option use skim milk or the rice-coconut milk instead & leave the oats out. This will save you about 250 calories.
WHY AREN’T YOU USING NORMAL MILK?
Sometimes I use cow milk but I want to reduce my consumption of dairy products in general. As you might know it’s super controversial if and how bad the hormones are for humans – because cow milk is meant for a baby cow in order to make it grow. Why should we drink it then? The rice-almond milk is also super super high in calories (still healthy) which is great for me.
CAN I USE ANY KIND OF FRUIT?
Yes you can. I think berries and bananas taste best.
DOES THIS COUNT AS A FULL MEAL?
For me it does. But I personally don’t count meals but I count calories. So my daily goal is to meet 2300kcal, no matter if I the shake is a “snack” or a “meal”.
DO I NEED ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS?
No, not all of them are mandatory. Just try what you like ♥︎ Sometimes I don’t have all of the ingredients at home and then I’ll just leave the ones out. I think bananas are super important though. The consistency without them is just ***.