Post-Workout Nutrition Simplified

 I don't do the protein shake thing anymore.

I'm not into the powdered mass gainers, muscle builders or energy drinks either.

If I do make a shake, it'll be something like THIS with REAL FOOD like fruits and vegetables, plant-based extracts and coconut milk.

But, I usually train either early in the morning when I can't run a noisy blender (for fear of waking my wife and 5 kids) or in the middle of the day where I don't have access to a blender.

So, these are the 2 post-workout nutrition solutions that I turn to…


Do you have any post workout nutrition ideas. I'd love to know, just in case I'm missing something.

Chris Lopez, CTT, CSCS


  • Reply January 25, 2010


    Milk (sometimes chocolate but usually just organic low-fat) is my favorite at home. When we are able to get it, I like a little organic non-homogenized whole milk (which we sometimes have on hand for our toddler son).

    Great idea with the carrots and humus. I love this snack but always forget about it. Both of those keep really well in the fridge too so they’re easy to keep on hand.

  • Reply January 25, 2010


    Great video, Chris! And Happy Birthday eve to us ; )

    One of my favorites is 2% Fage (Greek strained yogurt) mixed with a banana and a splash of raw agave nectar. The Fage has a great deal of protein in it, is richer and creamier than traditional yogurt, and once you try it you’ll never eat the old stuff again! The bananas and agave offer just the right amount of carbs for post-workout nutrition in my opinion.

    I do consider vegan nutrition from time to time, so it was really helpful to see an alternative that I don’t have to fret over if I do give it a go!

    Thanks so much!

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