Common Protein Shake Mistakes
Thanks to the rife of conflicting advice found on the internet, protein supplements can seem confusing, but it doesn’t have to be that way! We’re here to help make things simple, and to make sure you’re not making one of these common mistakes - it's time to take your protein shake game up a gear…
You're Putting Powder in First
Let’s start with the basics! Always put your liquid in first before your powder, as you’ll find it much easier to shake and mix. No-one wants to chug back a clump of protein powder that’s got stuck to the bottom of your shaker…
You're Making Things Complicated
When it comes to refuelling post-workout, strip things back and keep it simple. You don’t need to throw a million different superfoods and supplements into your blender to refuel well. If you’re after a speedy refuel, all you need to do is grab a sachet of one of our all-natural, protein powders and fill up your shaker with water or milk. If you are looking for something more satiating, our go to ratio would be 1 portion of frozen fruit + 1 portion of veg + 1 sachet of protein + 400ml milk. Job done!
Recipe time: try our green peanut shake recipe
You’re Jumping The Gun
Chugging back your shake before you’ve even caught your breath? You don’t need to down your shake within 30 seconds to make your hard work count, we promise. Yes, within 30 minutes is ideal, but a few minutes here or there isn’t something to worry about. At the very least, make sure you’ve refuelled properly (with plenty of protein & carbs) within a couple of hours of your training session.
You’re Throwing A Blind Eye
How much attention have you paid to the ingredients in your protein? A lot of powders have an ingredient list the length of your arm and are filled with unnecessary fillers, additives and sweeteners. Here at Neat, we use only the best, all-natural ingredients to create our whey and vegan protein powders. Nothing else. Your body deserves the best after all.
You’re Skipping Meals
It’s called a supplement for a reason. You’re not going to get the results you want without fuelling (and refuelling) your muscles. A protein powder is an awesome addition to your diet and will help your muscles repair and grow, but a simple protein shake mixed with water shouldn’t be an alternative for eating lunch!
Need something more hearty that you can still eat on the go? Check out the oats, pancake & protein ball recipes you can find in our jam-packed recipe index..
You’re Ignoring Your Gut
Our number one nutrition rule is: listen to your body. Do you need to add another shake into your day to stop your energy plummeting mid-afternoon? Or do you feel better when you’re not eating dairy? Maybe it’s time to try our Vegan Protein. It’s allergen-friendly and is made from a blend of pea and hemp proteins, making sure you’re getting all the amino acids your body needs.