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How to Drink Muscle Milk After Working Out

author image Andrea Cespedes
Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.
How to Drink Muscle Milk After Working Out
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Muscle Milk is a supplemental protein drink marketed by Cytosport, and drinking it immediately after working out is recommended for maximum benefits. It comes in a powdered mix or ready-to-drink bottles and cartons. Cytosport maintains that the product provides energy, lean muscle growth and exercise recovery. One 14 oz. ready-to-drink bottle provides 25 g of protein, and two scoops of the powdered mix provide 32 g of protein. All varieties offer 20 vitamins and minerals. Muscle Milk is a convenient way to meet the serving of protein the International Society of Sports Nutrition recommends you consume around the time of a workout.

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Step 1

Choose between the ready-to-drink product or powdered mix. Be aware that if you use the powdered mix you need a shaker bottle and water to prepare it.

Step 2

Mix one scoop of the powder, if you choose that product, with 5 to 6 oz. of water for 16 g of protein, or mix two scoops with 10 to 12 oz. of water for 32 g of protein. Place the mix and water in a shaker bottle, then shake vigorously for a smooth shake.

Step 3

Drink Muscle Milk immediately after a resistance training workout so you can deliver the amino acids from the protein to muscles when they need it most to repair and recover. Avoid waiting until after you shower or get home.

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