To ensure that you are getting the most from your workouts, it is important that you are feeding your muscles with the correct fuel.
Without it, it can be considerably hard to build strength, tone muscle, and maintain energy levels.
When is the best time to use protein?
After exercise, our muscles act similarly to sponges - they absorb whatever nutrition we feed ourselves with. That’s why consuming a high-quality protein is critical post-exercise - it will help your muscle fibres repair and rebuild themselves faster, improving your recovery time and allowing you to workout again sooner.
Protein will also help to restore your energy levels that have been depleted from exercise much faster.
Which protein is best for building strength?
WPI (whey protein isolate)
Our WPI is the perfect blend for post-workout. This is due to the very high levels of protein (roughly 26g per 30g serve) and minimal amounts of sugars, carbs, and fats. It will provide your muscles with the nutrients they need to rebuild and recover quickly after exercise.
WPC (whey protein concentrate)
Our WPC is a fantastic protein source, and an excellent muscle builder. WPC does contain lactose making unsuitable if you are lactose intolerant. It will keep you fuller for longer and has more immune-boosting properties with the extra nutrients from the good fats.
For a vegan, non-whey alternative, try our plant-based protein blends. They’re also great for building strength as they are full of nutrients and protein.
Both WPI, WPC and our plant proteins will help to promote healthy weight loss and muscle growth in conjunction with an active lifestyle, combat hunger cravings, and boost your immune system function. They are rich in branched-chain amino acids, and are gluten free, sugar free, and low lactose. They are ideal for breakfast smoothies, post-workout recovery shakes, and guilt-free delicious snacks.
How much should I be having?
To build strength, protein intake after exercise is critical. Without it, your muscles won’t be getting sufficient fuel to rebuild and recover. So a protein shake or smoothie post exercise is very important.
You can also have a protein shake or smoothie throughout the day or at night to keep you feeling full and helping to boost your energy levels. See the suggested usage table below for ideas.
We recommend two servings of protein per day in conjunction with exercise for optimal strength building. However depending on how heavily you train and your body type, you can consume more if you require more than 60g of protein daily.
What do I mix my protein with?
To make a protein shake, we recommend shaking one serving of our protein with your choice of liquid in the Bare Flask or an old jar. We recommend a high-quality nut/dairy milk for best results.
For a delicious protein smoothie, try blending a serve of our WPI with a high-quality dairy or nut milk, frozen fruit (such as banana, mango or berries), and add a handful of nuts or greens.
Our Bare Booster range is great for this - especially Bare Greens and Bare Berries. They’re a simple way to add extra organic nutrients into your diet without having to have the fresh perishable alternatives on hand.
If you would like an extra energy-boosting ingredient, try a serving of Organic Raw Peruvian Maca either in your shake or smoothie, or as a pre-workout supplement. Maca is an energy-boosting superfood that will provide you with a potent natural high. It is also a hormonal adaptogen that helps to fight fatigue and tiredness, which is ideal as a natural pre-workout boost.
These are ideas for Bare Blends recipes and consumption occasions. We suggest following this guide along with a healthy wholefood diet and regular exercise to see optimal results.
Unless training heavily, consume maximum 2 serves of protein per day.
Between breakfast and lunch blend protein and a serve of maca to keep you satiated.
Try making up a batch of protein balls on the weekend for the week. Then snack on them before your workout to provide a hit of energy.
After you exercise, shake up your protein in your choice of liquid and consume. Our favourite is shaken in our housemade almond milk.
The Strength Bundle
We’ve curated our top strength-building blends in a natural and health-promoting bundle that is an ideal way to refuel after exercise. The strength bundle consists of a choice of all of our protein blends, including WPI and WPC, and maca, the energy-boosting superfood that can act as a pre-workout. The perfect refuelling combination.Shop Now
Need flavour inspiration?
Raw Salted Caramel Protein balls
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