Essential Running Recovery: Naked Nutrition Whey Protein Smoothie

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Oct 08

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition, who sent me a 5-lb container of Chocolate Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder in compensation for a review. All opinions are my own!

When you’re a runner, sometimes you can get so consumed with the training involved, that you forget a very key component in the process: nutrition!

I’ve been running for over 10 years now and I have to admit that I never really focused on post-run recovery from a fueling perspective. So I was really excited when Naked Nutrition reached out to me to try their products! I’ve always heard about protein shakes for workout recovery, but never gave it a serious look. Check out my review of Naked Nutrition’s Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder (in chocolate!), and find a delicious smoothie for your post-run recovery!

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Naked Nutrition Chocolate Grass-Fed Whey Protein Powder

Naked Nutrition is an awesome brand that sells a variety of protein powders, vegan protein powders, sports nutrition and supplements, and protein bars. I was sent a huge container of their chocolate protein powder made with grass-fed whey and flavored with organic coconut sugar and organic cacao. What makes Naked Nutrition “naked”? They carefully source their ingredients for the products, use no artificial sweeteners, and , Check out this video that shares more information!

How To Use

  • When: Add our chocolate grass-fed whey to protein shakes, smoothie bowls and baking. Best used in the morning, before a workout, or after a workout.
  • Blend: Mix two scoops into 6-10oz of milk, water or your favorite beverage. Add fruits, vegetables, or other ingredients to enhance the taste.
  • Pair With: Add Naked PB for a delicious peanut flavor and extra protein to maintain muscle mass and promote workout recovery.
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Recipe: Post-Run Recovery Smoothie

The team at Naked Nutrition sent me a smoothie recipe to try for post-run recovery and I’m happy to share it with you! I made my smoothie with my Nutribullet but I’m sure that any blender would work just fine! This recipe made 2 servings!

I have to say that this smoothie was absolutely delicious and really took me by surprise! The flavors worked so well together, and I guzzled it down after my 9-mile run last weekend, saving the rest for after my 4-mile run a few days later! I honestly do feel that it made a difference the next day, and it felt good to know that I was drinking something with healthy ingredients.

Naked Whey Protein Powder? I’m a Huge Fan!

I honestly had my doubts about protein powder, since I’ve had some in the past that tasted awful LOL, but thanks to Naked Nutrition I’m a believer! I’ve made the post-run smoothie a few times now and it’s still a hit! I’m also looking at other ways to use the protein powder, – for example, mixing it into some protein balls for a healthy snack to have on-hand or at work, or baking it into muffins for breakfast!

Naked Whey Protein powder is $89.99 for a 5-pound container available in plain, chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla, with a shelf-life of 2 years, so I think I’ll be enjoying it for a good while! I’m glad I finally found something that sticks!

Do you make protein smoothies or shakes for your post-run recovery? Have you ever tried Naked Nutirion?

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