We love a grilled chicken leg or a veggie kebab, for sure, but there is something so neat and satisfying about a protein bar, don’t you think? It’s compact, it’s tasty, it’s good for you, and let’s be honest, you feel like a real pro athlete leaving the gym with your stick of muscle making amino acids.
We’ve picked out our favourite post-workout snacks, and brainstormed a few ideas for jazzing them up. No grind, just gains, people.
Homemade peanut butter cups
These are not the healthiest treats in the world, but if you’re training hard, the extra calories can be extremely welcome. Use MyProtein Peanut Butter or Almond Butter for these.
MyProtein Protein Pancakes
We would say that if you have a bit of time, but these take hardly any time at all, actually. Lathered with almond butter and a little honey, these protein pancakes have the right ratio of protein to carbohydrates to help fill you up, restore your energy levels and build some serious muscle.
A word on protein
If you’re new to the whole protein and supplements thing, let us put to rest a common misconception — protein is for everyone, not just the Arnold Schwarzeneggers of the world. If you want to perform at your best, and feel great, then you need to feed your body the nutrients it needs to grow. That includes protein.
MyProtein Vegan Blend
It can be hard to find a decent protein source for post-workout recovery if you’re vegan, but MyProtein have it covered with their hemp and pea protein blend. Choose from unflavoured for mixing however you like, or chocolate smooth, one of their most popular flavours.
Five ways with peanut butter (plus homemade protein bars)
You really can’t beat peanut butter in our opinion. It’s versatile enough to use in savoury and sweet recipes, and we absolutely love it. Here are five our favourite recipes.
Thai pork and peanut butter curry
Peanut sauce for grilled chicken
Peanut butter cookies
Peanut butter ice cream
Banana and peanut butter smoothie
Bonus: Homemade protein bars (we recommend MyProtein Soy Protein Isolate.)