Recipe: Post-Workout Recovery Shake

by JJ Virgin on May 4, 2017

I got my start 40 years ago as one of the first personal trainers in L.A., and there are two fitness questions I get asked most often:

  1. How did you get those arms? 
  2. What should I eat and drink before, during, and after a workout?

During exercise, you simply need 4 ounces of water every 15 minutes. (Read here to find out more.) But what do you do after you hit the showers?

Within one hour of exercise, you need a meal with 40+ grams of protein to fuel your muscles and help refuel your muscle stores of glycogen.  

The shake recipe below has everything you need, plus bonus nutrition points for the dark leafy greens. They provide powerful antioxidants to help quench the free radicals generated from your exercise session.

Post-Workout Recovery Shake


May 4, 2017

Make the most of your workout with this easy protein shake recipe. It’s full of all the nutrients you need to recover, burn fat, and build muscle after exercise.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 Serving


2 scoops All-In-One Shake*

1 scoop Collagen Peptides Powder (optional)**

10 oz. Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein***

1 cup frozen fruit

4-5 ice cubes (if desired)


1Blend the ingredients together until smooth. (Ramp up the blender speed slowly to keep it creamy, as Paleo shakes can get foamy if blended too fast or too long.)

2Your shake can be thickened by adding more ice cubes or thinned by adding cold water.

*Order All-In-One Shakes here.

**Order Collagen Peptides Powder here.

***Learn more about Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein here.

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