8 Great Postworkout Shakes

8 Great Postworkout Shakes

Fueling up after a tough workout is essential, especially if your goal is adding lean muscle and/or shedding fat (and whose isn’t!?). A postworkout smoothie or shake is an easy way to get some quick nutrition without a lot of prep.

These eight drinks offer plenty of protein to promote muscle protein synthesis and aid in recovery, and as a bonus, each contains a super ingredient that will accelerate the healing process and get you back to the gym faster. Drink up!

Ginger-Peach Reboot

Super Ingredient: Ginger

A study published in Phytotherapy Research found that ginger helps reduce inflammation postworkout and assists in accelerating recovery in muscle strength—good news for hard-hitting athletes.

A study in The Journal of Pain found that taking 1½ teaspoons of fresh ginger daily can reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) up to 25 percent.

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