Repair muscle and replenish your energy with this post-workout drink. Here’s how to make your own banana choco chia shake!
Banana, Choco, Chia Post-Workout Drink for Athletes
How to Make a Good Post-Workout Drink
Post-workout recovery is a very crucial part of fitness. You need to take the right amount of nutrients if you want to sustain lean muscle while burning unnecessary fat. Working out won’t mean anything if you fail to feed your muscles properly.
What makes our banana, choco, chia post-workout drink perfect for all athletes is its high-nutrient content. It’s complete with protein, carbs, fiber, minerals, and fats, among others. Plus, we chose these ingredients because of how well they go with each other. Whatever nutrient one ingredient lacked, another ingredient will provide it.
How to Make a Post-Workout Banana Choco Chia Drink
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- 14 oz. coconut water
- 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana, peeled, frozen
- 2 Tbsp. salted peanut or almond butter
- 1/2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
- 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup ice
- Protein + Health whey protein
Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients
The first thing you need to do is prepare the ingredients you need for our banana, choco, chia post-workout drink.
Step 2: Prepare the Blender
Take out your blender and throw in the chia seeds, coconut water, and cocoa powder.
Step 3: Activate the Chia Seeds
To maximize the benefits of your chia seeds, don’t pulse it right after you place the ingredients inside the blender. Let the blend absorb the seeds for around 10 minutes.
Step 4: Pulse the Blend
After the chia seeds have been absorbed, throw in the banana, nuts, flaxseed, hemp seeds and ice. Next, turn on the blender and pulse the ingredients until they form a smooth, rich texture.
Step 5: Serve
For best taste, serve immediately in a tall glass. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator so you can have some for your next workout session.
Nutritional Value per 100 grams
- Calories: 486
- Total Fat: 31g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 16 mg
- Potassium: 407 mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 42g
- Dietary Fiber: 34g
- Adding bananas to your smoothie isn’t the only way to achieve a rich, creamy blend. If you’re not particularly fond of them, you can replace it with another healthy fruit or ingredient. Some alternatives you can opt for include avocados, oats, Greek yogurt, non-fat ice cream, and coconut milk.
- To ensure freshness, good taste, and nutritional value, you can only store this post-workout drink up to 24 hours after making it.
Overall, reaching your fitness goal shouldn’t be too difficult. What you need to do is to create a healthy balance between dieting, working out, and supplementing. This banana, choco, chia post-workout drink is just one of the beverages that can help your body recover after a grueling training session. Feel free to experiment with other healthy foods and post-workout shake recipes, and give your body the fuel it needs to grow!
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