April 03, 2019 1 min read

We’ve all had a good giggle at the big burly types chugging back their post-workout shakes. But while you’re chortling til you choke, they’re feeding their muscles the necessary fuel to grow, improve, and turn them into the beasts they are.

If you’re just the tiniest bit envious of their bulging bulk but can’t stand the though of chugging down another grainy shake, we’ve got you covered with these three great alternatives.

1. Chocolate milk.

Not just a children’s treat, chocolate milk delivers a heavy dose of calcium and carbohydrates to aid in replenishing your glycogen stores.

2. Bananas and Blueberries.

Bananas give your muscles some much needed potassium to help combat unexpected involuntary contractions, while blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that help prevent free radical damage to your muscles from a workout.

3. Almonds

Almonds and other nuts accelerate repair of damages tissue. Almonds specifically preform well in aiding recuperation from intense cardiac activity. For those looking to also boost testosterone levels, the powerhouse nut to turn to is Brazilian nuts,