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5 Best Muscle Building Smoothies You Should Try

Best muscle building smoothies

I already wrote what you should eat before and after your workout if you want to increase your muscles.

If you missed that article you can check it out here.

So, today I’m gonna show you what you can drink to increase muscle mass.

Yes, I am talking about the best muscle building smoothies.

Why are smoothies important for muscles?

Many rookies think that eating after working out is bad.

But, they are wrong.

It’s very important to compensate for all the water and nutrients lost during your workout. (1)

You need to drink water during and after your workout even more.

Besides water, you need to intake carbs.

And to get good results from your workout you need to give your muscles some proteins.

You can do that by drinking smoothies that for some guys mean hydration and a meal.

If that’s not enough for you, you can add some snack like nuts or something like an omelet with egg whites and mushrooms.

What are the ingredients of the perfect muscle-building smoothie?

Note that your smoothie needs to have a balanced amount of proteins, water, and carbs.

First, you need proteins to retain and gain muscles.

Second, water to regenerate your body because you lose a lot of water during working out.

And last but not least, carbs to give you energy.

So, let’s see what are the best smoothies for muscle mass.

5 Best muscle building smoothies:

These are my favorite bodybuilding smoothies.

Especially for those who are trying to put some muscles.

I am making these regularly.

1. Spinach and yogurt

Spinach and yogurt muscle building smoothie

This is one of the best muscle building smoothies you should drink after your workout.

Ingredients:

  • a handful of spinach leaves
  • one frozen peach
  • 1/2 of banana
  • 1/2 of zucchini
  • 4 tbsp of greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of coconut water

Mix these ingredients in your blender and drink the smoothie after your workout.

Why is this smoothie good?

It will help your body to recover after your workout since it’s high in macros.

2. Chocolate protein smoothie

Chocolate protein smoothie

This smoothie will give you the necessary energy after working out.

And it tastes really good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • a teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of high protein cheese (cottage cheese)
  • water
  • honey

How to prepare this?

Mix honey, coconut oil, and cocoa with a little bit of water.

Then add cheese and put it all in the blender.

To make it more liquid, add water.

Why is this smoothie good?

You will get proteins that are necessary for muscle growth after a workout.

Also, cocoa and honey will compensate for the carbs you lost.

3. Banana and peanut butter

Banana and peanut butter

One of the best post workout smoothie for muscle gain.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • one banana
  • one tbsp of peanut butter
  • one handful of spinach leaves
  • one teaspoon of vanilla extract

How to prepare this?

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix it.

Why is this smoothie good?

Banana is high in potassium and peanut butter will help you intake enough proteins and good fats for your muscles.

4. Banana and walnuts

Banana walnut smoothie

You can drink this smoothie before and after your workout.

It’s the ideal mix loaded with proteins and it tastes great.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • one banana
  • one tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • a handful of walnuts

How to prepare it?

Blend everything until it gets liquid.

Why is this smoothie good?

You know that bananas give you energy before working out, but do you know that bananas give you enough antioxidants, potassium, and other nutrients for your bones and muscles after your workout?

Banana is one of the best fruits for muscle mass.

And adding walnuts increases the intake of proteins and healthy fats.

5. Cocoa and oat cereals

Cocoa and oat meal

If you want to burn fat and increase lean muscles this is one of the best smoothies for you.

If you are going to the gym in the morning, drink this smoothie before your workout.

Ingredients:

  • a cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • one frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa

How to prepare this?

Mix all the ingredients in the blender.

Why is this smoothie good?

It will increase the fat burning rate and feed your lean muscles.

So, what’s the bottom line?

No matter which smoothie you choose you need to have proteins like yogurt, milk, or bananas, nuts.

The other ingredients can be combined as you like it.

READ MORE: BEST NATURAL BODYBUILDING SUPPLEMENTS!

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