6 Easy post-workout recipes

And, done! You've conquered the treadmill, made it to yoga class, or hit your step goal for the day. Congrats! Now, get your post-workout snacking on! If you want to boost your energy levels and heal worn muscles, reach for some protein and carbohydrates within 15 to 30 minutes of the end of your workout, recommends Medical News Today.

Homemade yogurt and fruit: When your post-workout snack doubles as breakfast, go with yogurt topped with fresh fruit. Make a batch of homemade yogurt on the weekend and store it in the refrigerator next to a variety of fresh chopped fruit, and you're ready to build your favorite flavor combos each day. We love vanilla yogurt topped with mixed berries or chopped apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Feeling adventuresome? Make yogurt from HERSHEY’S a2 Milk® and serve it with strawberries and chia seeds on top.

Spring veggies and chickpea hummus: Get your crunch on with your own little crudité platter after you exercise. A variety of carrots, bell peppers, pea pods, celery, radishes, grape tomatoes, and cauliflower florets are perfect for dunking in hummus. You can mix up this post-workout snack by experimenting with various flavors of hummus and noshing on whatever veggies are in-season. If you're a gardener, plant an extra row of your favorite snacking veggies, so you never run low on healthy nibbles.

Refreshing protein smoothies: If you're on the go, keep your snack simple and drinkable. You can easily prepare a milk-based protein smoothie before you get your sweat on, and store it in a thermos in the refrigerator until it's time to enjoy it. For a tart-meets-sweet creation, try this Grapefruit ginger smoothie made with a2 Milk®. If you want to up your greens intake, the Matcha green tea smoothie with banana & honey is a winner.


Crunchy, chewy trail mix: Make a big batch of snackable dried fruits and nuts to boost protein and carb levels after you exercise. Try a combo of walnut halves, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, roasted almonds, raw cashews and dried mangos. This trail mix can also be sprinkled on the homemade yogurt mentioned earlier for a double-dose of protein goodness.


Colorful fruit smoothie bowl: This chilled snack, or light breakfast, will help cool you down after your latest sweat sesh. Our healthy summer berry smoothie bowl features six healthy fruits, a2 Milk® and oats to keep you feeling full and nourished. Put all the ingredients into a blender, puree until smooth, pour and enjoy. Snacking couldn't be any easier.


A Tall glass of chocolate milk: Short on time? Reach for the carton of HERSHEY’S a2 Milk® and enjoy! Sipping on chocolate milk after a workout is a great way to nourish your body and tickle your taste buds with the delicious flavor of chocolate. It's our go-to for after-dinner workouts when we're craving a little something sweet in the evenings.

Have we put you in the cooking mood? Browse our Recipes Blog for more ways to incorporate protein-packed a2 Milk® into your snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Here's to a healthy year ahead!

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