The post-workout window is small, so it’s important to consume a nutrient-dense, easily digestible protein meal within 30-minutes of intense training for muscle building and recovery.

Protein powders are convenient, but they are highly processed and are not regulated by the FDA. Always read the label to ensure you are consuming high-quality ingredients!

Brown rice, hemp and pea protein are great plant-based protein powder sources. However, not all of them mix well with liquids and may contain undesired additives, so always be sure to check the label.

Ultimately, your best bet is a whole foods source of nutrients. Try my quick nutrient-packed green protein smoothie as your next post-workout shake.