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Whether you’re a runner, an athlete, or a bodybuilder, the best way to guarantee post-workout recovery is to replenish with a high-protein beverage.

Your body craves specific nutrients when you’re in need of rest and repair.

Put simply — your workout isn’t over when it’s over. When it comes to exercise recovery, fueling your body with the right nutrients can make or break your results.

And if you’re looking for muscle growth, high-quality protein like that found in whey is essential. In fact, whey is one of the best foods you can consume for muscle protein synthesis.

Why is that? It contains specific amino acids that target your muscle tissue for growth and recovery. And with 25 grams of protein, this mocha has you covered.

This post-workout snack is:

  • Sweet
  • Warm
  • Delicious
  • Satisfying

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3 Health Benefits of This Post Workout Repair Mocha

#1: Muscle Building Protein Boost

After a good workout, your muscles are hungry for protein. But they don’t just want any old protein; they need BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) to help rebuild and repair.

That’s right — not all amino acids are created equal. While they all have their own unique benefits, the BCAAs leucine, isoleucine, and valine are the best for muscle building and repair.

Of the three BCAAs, leucine stands out as the leader in your body’s muscle building efforts. Therefore, it would make sense that you would want to consume some of these fantastic amino acids (especially leucine) post-workout[*].

Lucky for you, one of the best sources of BCAAs is whey protein.

And here’s the best part.

Whey not only provides you with the amino acids your skeletal muscles crave, but it’s highly bioavailable. That means you’re more likely to absorb and use the nutrients[*].

#2: Supports Joint Health

This post-workout recovery drink provides nutrients that support your joint health. You can work on building your muscles and leaning out all day, but if your joints aren’t happy your efforts will soon backfire.

Collagen is an essential component of your connective tissue which pads and connects your bones and helps your skeletal structure move. When your connective tissue is unhealthy or inflamed, it often results in pain.

One common form of connective tissue disease is osteoarthritis (OA). When you suffer from osteoarthritis, the cartilage that protects the ends of your bones gradually wears down. This wearing down of the cartilage causes pain and inflammation and sometimes stiffness and swelling of your joints.

When researchers gave a group of volunteers with OA a collagen supplement, the participants saw significant improvement in both pain and ability to perform tasks[*].

#3: Boosts Alertness

It should come as no surprise that coffee makes you feel more alert. Sometimes even the scent of coffee can give you the morning jolt you need to wake up.

But coffee doesn’t just make it easier to get going in the morning; it can also enhance the performance of your work. In fact, research shows that caffeinated coffee compared to decaf coffee consumption results in improved performance on a variety of tasks[*].

Since caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant, it affects the release of neurotransmitters that make you feel more awake and ready to work. Serotonin and dopamine are two such neurotransmitters, which not only affects your alertness but also have an impact on mood[*].

Post Workout Repair Mocha

If you want to build muscle and lower your body weight, the nutrients you consume around your workouts are critical.

Most sports drinks are loaded with sugar and don’t provide the essential amino acids you need to refuel your muscles.

If you’re looking for a post-workout snack that will not only satisfy your taste buds but boost your results — you’ve found it.

All you need is some freshly brewed coffee, collagen protein, whey protein, and a shaker cup.

You can shake up your mocha and drink it hot, or pour it over some ice cubes for a refreshing iced mocha.

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Post Workout Repair Mocha

post workout repair mocha

Whether your goal is muscle building or weight loss, this post-workout repair mocha will replenish your energy and enhance workout recovery.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker cup or a high-speed blender and shake or blend until smooth. Drink immediately post workout for recovery.
  2. Optional: add ice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 25g

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