Protein is an important nutrient that helps repair and rebuild muscles and tissues. Many experts recommend taking in at least 10-20 grams of protein after a workout to help repair exercise induced muscle damage. When I am regularly taking in protein 15-30 minutes after a workout or run I definitely recover better than when I don’t. The problem is finding ways to get that 10-20 grams of protein in after a workout, which is not always easy. I like to have items on hand that I can use to easily whip a quick post workout meal and having items like Silk Soymilk (which contains 8 grams of protein per cup) stocked in my fridge definitely helps!! Check out all my tips for increasing your protein intake post workout below:
- Stock easily accessible high protein items in your pantry and fridge. I always stock Silk Soymilk, hardboiled eggs, tuna and protein bars for easy post workout meals.
- Plan out your workouts and post workout meals. When I plan out my workouts I also plan out my post workout meal. This makes it easier for me to follow through and not skip out on my post workout meal.
- Make a post-workout shake with Silk. Silk Soymilk is amazing in shakes, see my recipe below.
- Add Silk to granola, cereal or oatmeal.
- Make your post workout meal a priority. Just like work and working out is a priority, your post workout meal should be one too. When you look at it as a priority you are more likely to include it in your post workout routine.
As you can see I love using Silk in my post workout meals! Silk is a dairy-free and contain 8 grams of heart-healthy, plant-powered protein (more than any other dairy free brand) and a smooth delicious taste. The best part is that since Silk is plant-based, it’s naturally low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol! Silk is also certified non-gmo. You can head on over to silk.com/lovesoymilk to grab a coupon to try Silk out for yourself and to see why #ILoveSilkSoy.
Tell me your tips for increasing your protein intake post workout!!!
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.