The post-workout snack answer

Chocolate Milk post-workout snack
Is chocolate milk the best post-workout snack?

After each session with my clients, I always recommend a post-workout snack with protein (to assist with muscle recovery). There has been a lot of talk lately about chocolate milk being a good choice. I personally think chocolate milk is too high in sugar, but it’s certainly better than nothing. The Toronto Star published their answer to this question, which offers a better alternative (and recipe similar to mine: See recipe)

Here’s a link to The Star piece: Read here

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Make your own protein bars! Here’s a foolproof (and fast) recipe

by Rosanna van Dijk, BodyBuilding.com

This recipe is super versatile, and you can eat it as part of a protein-heavy breakfast or a filling afternoon snack—whatever you need! You can also use any flavor of whey and variety of nut butter you like. Not sure where to start? Try the classic flavor combination of peanut butter with Optimum Nutrition Double Rich Chocolate Gold Standard whey.

Homemade Protein Bars
Easy Homemade Protein Bars

Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cup Oats
• 1/2 cup Unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 cup Nut butter
• 2-3 scoops Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey

Directions

1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and then pour the mixture into a small lined tray.
2. Pop this into the fridge or freezer to set, and then chop up into slices.
PRO TIP
Add in some chopped nuts for an extra crunch.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 large piece
Recipe yields: 9 pieces
Amount per serving:
Calories 166
Total Fat 8.7g
Total Carbs 12.3g
Protein 12g

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey

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