Is it good to drink protein shakes and smoothies after workouts?
Hello everybody! I am a big healthy cocktails lover. Especially if they are high in protein. Some of them, such as smoothies, taste really amazing! Actually, everything depends on the combination of fruits, vegetables, milk products, nuts or dried fruits. I used to make experiments mixing various types of products. As far as I know, especially useful for muscle growth are protein shakes.
As to my workouts, usually, they are rather intensive. I do different types of training. Such as cardio workouts, strength training, CrossFit and so on. I am also used to run in the mornings. Home exercises are also included in my workout routine. So my muscles need to restore after such a load. No wonder that my coach recommended me to have a protein snack after workouts.
As I like smoothies a lot, I want to start consuming them after a snack. I think these amazing snacks are the perfect source of protein! And what do you think guys? My urgent question is:
- Can I drink protein shakes, fruit, vegetable, and milk smoothies after intensive workouts? Or what is the best time to consume these cocktails?
Waiting forward to your answers. Thanks in advance!