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A Delicious Post Workout Milkshake

As a fitness nut and dietitian I thought for once I should actually combine the two and put a mini recipe on here. However, I am a crap cook and usually leave the recipes to my work bud. However, the other day after a gym session I really fancied a milkshake (and thought it would be a good way to get the gremlin to have bit of fruit)! I decided after she had necked her bit, I could add a bit of protein powder for myself, as I had quite a good session.

As a dietitian I have to say you can get all the protein you need from your food but sometimes an extra hit for some whey protein is fine, as long as you are not over doing it. Always ask for some advice from a professional though.

Whey protein is cheaper and a lot more convenient than buying and cooking a chicken breast for example, so I do have some now and then after a workout to refuel my tired muscles.

My Milkshake Recipe

  • 1 banana (an older one tastes better)
  • 1/2 a scoop of cookies and cream whey protein powder (around 10g of protein)
  • 400mls of semi-skimmed milk
  • A couple of drops of vanilla essence
  • A blob of vanilla ice-cream (if you are being good and keeping added sugars low, you can omit this bit – I really fancied it!!)

Blend together and voila – a yummy post gym treat. This kept me going for ages! The gremlin loved it and was still after more with my protein in it.

Definitely worth a go and very quick and easy.




  1. October 11, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    I always freeze bananas and whizz them up with some milk for a tasty milkshake, but I may have to pinch your idea of adding some drops of vanilla essence – yum! 🙂

    • RunJumpScrap
      October 12, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      It really is yummy thanks! x

  2. Mrs C
    October 11, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Sounds lush! Naughty but nice. I’m considering starting up with a bit of running before the nights draw in too much, this recipe might motivate me to get my trainers back on!x

  3. Sam Kersley
    October 12, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    That sounds so good, Matt and me used to go to the market and buy loads of fruit and stuff just purely for having as smoothies as an alternative to a lunch or something and getting extra fruit in at the same time. But since having Logan it’s not as easy to go and do and we just don’t have the extra cash to buy the extra fruit, but having Logan love fruit it is helping us make sure we have fruit and different fruit each week, well to a certain degree anyway, we get the favourites each week…apples and bananas. lol
    Thanks for sharing the recipie with us.

  4. October 12, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    That does sound nice. Forgive the stupid question, but why protein powder?

    • RunJumpScrap
      October 13, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      Just to boost my protein intake after a weight session…helps my muscles recover x

  5. Hannah Budding Smiles
    October 19, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    That does sound really good and I could make a dairy free version to share with Toby, I’d maybe do natural yoghurt/soya yoghurt instead of the ice cream just because I never have ice cream in the house!xx

    • RunJumpScrap
      October 19, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      That sounds great! Ah we always have a bit of ice-cream 🙂 Thanks for hosting x