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Post-Workout Chocolate Almond Shake Brentford

Once you've finished training, bosh this shake for an increased muscle-building effect. Read on and learn more.

Vision Fitness
020 88473444
Windsor Close
Brentford

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G'S Gym
020 85670333
210 Popes Lane
London

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Cannons Health & Fitness Ltd
020 89404861
Kew Foot Road
Richmond

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Eden Fitness
020 87995740
50 Uxbridge Road
London

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Relaxion Ltd
020 89984638
Ruislip Road East
London

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Next Generation Clubs Ltd
020 86149070
Head Office Layton House
Richmond

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Topnotch Health Clubs
020 85606331
1-5 Windsor Close
Brentford

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Holmes Place Health Clubs
020 88408616
Ealing Broadway Centre
London

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L A Fitness Plc
020 85688844
Swan Street
Isleworth

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Energize Fitness
020 88401437
Ealing Green
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Post-Workout Chocolate Almond Shake

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Training can break down muscle protein, so it's vital you take in a decent amount of protein after a session to repair and regenerate muscles. The high-GI carbs help drive protein into the muscles, replenish depleted glycogen and speed the recovery process.

Ingredients
150ml almond milk
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1tbsp maple syrup
1 banana
2tbsp low-fat Greek-style yoghurt
1 drop vanilla extract

Directions
Blend the ingredients together in a blender.

Why you should have it
Almond milk contains muscle-building protein and is rich in magnesium, which is good at relaxing and relieving stiff muscles. Yoghurt, besides being a good source of protein and calcium, is rich in vitamin B12, which is needed for muscle growth and appetite control. Maple syrup contains quick-release carbs which help the body to refuel. It will also replenish glycogen reserves depleted by exercise, which will speed the recovery process and prevent fatigue.

Bananas contain B vitamins that can help build the red blood cells you need to recover after strenuous exercise. They will also help restore the body's potassium levels to rehydrate cells after a workout. Vanilla's rich flavour comes from powerful antioxidants that can reduce muscle soreness, improve digestion and strengthen the immune system.

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