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When’s the Optimal Time to Drink Protein Powder Shakes?

Here at OhYeah!, we know that you work hard. You’re burning through calories and building muscle, and working hard at your job to buy the products that will help you get there. Because you work so hard, you want to make sure that you’re getting the absolute best out of both your workouts and the nutrition shakes you’re drinking.

If you’re working so hard, you want to be as efficient as possible with the nutrients you’re eating or drinking. The question is raised: what is the best time of day to drink protein shakes?


It’s always a good idea to go into your strenuous workout with some protein in your body. That’s because your body will be looking for energy to burn, and it will use whatever protein it can get, whether it’s from your digestive system or from your body (you can guess which is a better option). In order to prevent your exercise from robbing your body, make sure to have enough protein to get through your workout. You can do this with a protein shake or via one of our protein bars.

Never Skip the Post-Workout

The most important time to get protein into your body is within 30 minutes after a workout. Your muscle fibers have torn during the workout, and you they now need amino acids and carbs to help rebuild themselves. Protein uptake is faster after a workout, which makes those 30 minutes after a workout the best time to consume an OhYeah! shake made from the best protein powder around. We’ve formulated our protein powders to deliver the proper amount of protein (32 grams) you’ll need after a workout.

How About the Rest of the Day

It’s not just in the hours after a workout that your body is repairing itself and building muscle. During the rest of the day your body is still craving protein in order to build muscle, even after the protein shake is out of your system. During this downtime, it’s a better choice to space out your protein intake via your meals (chicken is a great option) instead of pounding it all at once via a protein shake.

But I’m Not Working Out Today!

Sorry, but your protein intake shouldn’t take a break on rest days! If you’re feeling sore from your previous workout, that means you’re still experiencing muscle growth. Your muscles are still craving the amino acids in protein, and your body should have protein waiting for it. Healthy, protein-rich meals are one great way keep protein in your body, and a protein shake at breakfast certainly wouldn’t hurt to ensure your body has everything it craves.

Lucky for you, we have a lot of great flavors to choose from that make it easy to get the best protein powder into your system. Chocolate Milkshake, Cookies and Crème, Strawberries and Crème, Vanilla Crème, and Chocolate Peanut Butter are all ready for you to create a tasty shake that you won’t mind chugging after your workout (and, as we’ve discussed, at other times throughout the week). Ready to make the absolute most of your time in the gym or on the trail? Check out our great protein powder shake options right here!


Alex Bennett
Alex Bennett


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