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3 Postworkout Protein Smoothies from a Dietitian

Written by: Denise John, PhD


Published on: December 1, 2022


To keep herself and her clients motivated, registered dietitian and certified personal trainer Rachael DeVaux likes switching things up in the gym with circuit training.

Her current rotation? Banded jumping squats, weighted dead lifts, reverse lunges, high knees, and finish with a high plank. If you want to try it at home, do each move for 40 seconds, with 20 seconds of rest in between. Repeat the circuit three times.

After exercising, she recommends refueling with protein within 90 minutes of your training. Postworkout smoothies are her go-tos—they’re a quick and convenient way to get a combination of nutrients (complex carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fats, and quality protein) that can help replenish your muscles. (You can find more of her recipes in Rachael’s Good Eats, her debut cookbook.) Along with a protein smoothie for recovery, she suggests you foam roll, stretch, and drink lots of water.


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