WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROTEIN SHAKES & WHEN SHOULD I DRINK ONE?
It’s no secret that protein is pretty damn good for us. And, don’t be fooled. It’s not just reserved for those who love to pump iron. Protein is essential for us all and downing a shake is an easy, quick way to get in your daily intake. But, what are the benefits of protein shakes and when is the best time to drink one, you ask? The truth is, there’s no bad time (especially if you’re drinking our delicious Carb Killa Shakes), so here’s the top benefits of drinking protein shakes and when we think you’ll get the most benefit from drinking them.
WHEN SHOULD YOU TAKE A PROTEIN SHAKE?
A POST-WORKOUT PROTEIN SHAKE
Probably the most popular time to pack in your protein fix. Many of us shake up our protein powder after a strenuous gym sesh, and rightly so! Taking part in the post-workout protein shake ritual offers many benefits, including the recovery of tired muscles. It can also contribute to muscle growth, which is why you’ll see many a meat-head guzzling on a protein shake after their session.
PROTEIN SHAKES FOR BREAKFAST
No time to eat in the morning? Despite breakfast being hailed as the most important meal of the day, many of us blame dodging breakfast on a lack of time. You may be too busy to whip up a full big brekky or slather some Instagram-worthy avo on toast, but mixing up a protein shake takes a matter of seconds and it won’t take you long to down it either. If you’re short on time in the morning, a protein shake is a great, on-the-go option and the high protein content will leave you feeling fuller for longer.
PROTEIN SHAKES FOR A SNACK
Ah, snacking: our favourite topic. We know a thing or two about snacking and a protein shake is up there with one of our go-to healthier options. Take the Carb Killa® Protein Shake, for instance. They're packed with protein and low in sugar, meaning they’re a great way to overcome a midday hunger pang or an evening sweet tooth.
A PROTEIN SHAKE BEFORE BED
You’ve had your dinner. You’ve brushed your teeth, in the hope that it’ll deter you from raiding the fridge for snacks but there’s no ignoring those late-night stomach rumbles. Sometimes, a bedtime snack is necessary but make it something fulfilling that’ll see you through till the morning and provide additional benefits, just like our Carb Killa Shakes! This late night protein hit will help reduce muscle breakdown and assist with recovery while you sleep.
Peckish? Well, what are you waiting for? Grab a shake and it’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer, while also packing in some great nutritional benefits.