Best DIY Post Workout Drink Ingredients
So, you just got back from the gym. And now you’re in need of some nourishment. Which is pretty par for the course. So now you’re in your kitchen, looking at your blender, wondering what it is that you should do. Lucky for you we’ve got you covered. You might not have the coin to throw back those grocery store premade post workout protein shakes, so we’ve taken some time to compile a list of drinks that you can put together yourself. Throw these ingredients in the blender and soak up the nutrients. These are some great drink ingredients.
- Whey Protein: This usually comes in powdered form, and it’s a great way to infuse your workout drinks with a little bit of extra protein. And by a little bit, I mean substantial.
- Banana: You like your workout drinks to have a little bit of texture to them? You can’t go wrong with bananas. Plus they have that serving of potassium, and they just taste so good.
- Strawberries: These are for flavor, and boy will they help you. Unless you don’t like strawberries, in which case you probably shouldn’t be using these.
- Greek Yogurt: This ingredient is going to be great for you because it harnesses the power of the deliciousness of normal yogurt with the protein packing goodness that comes with greek yogurt.
- Milk or Orange Juice or Almond Milk: This obviously isn’t the end of the possibilities of things that you can use as the base of your smoothie. However, it is important to realize that there are a lot of things that you can use. Orange juice is bound to make things a lot sweeter, due to high amount of sugar. If you’re looking for more protein however, and are willing to get sweetness from things like strawberries.
- Assorted Berries: If you go to the freezer section of your grocery store you will no doubt be able to find bags of frozen items marked “Assorted Berries” or something of the like. You might find that you end up not enjoying assorted berries. This is drink ingredient might prove to be a favorite of yours.
As you can see, there are a number of ingredients that you can use in your diy post workout drinks. Keep in mind that while some ingredients may be more nutritious than others. However, if you do not like the way that an ingredient changes the taste or texture of your drink, then don’t use it. If any ingredient in particular changes the likelihood that you will actually consume the overall drink, avoid it. There are honestly so many different ways to put together a post workout drink that you should do what makes you excited.
And as always, whether you’re trying to lose weight or put on muscle, not every day is going to be a walk in the park. Somedays that is going to be extremely discouraging. And that’s precisely why it is so important that you stick to your guns, through thick and thin! It won’t always be easy, but things worth achieving are rarely easy. Click here to read more about the harmful effects of juice.