When should I drink a protein shake

It’s no secret that protein is pretty damn good for us. And, don’t be fooled. It’s not just reserved for those who love to pump iron. Protein is essential for us all and downing a shake is an easy, quick way to get in your daily intake. But, when’s the best time to drink a protein shake, you ask? The truth is, there’s no bad time (especially if you’re drinking our delicious Carb Killa Shakes), but here’s when we think you’ll get the most benefit.


Probably the most popular time to pack in your protein fix. Many of us shake up our protein powder after a strenuous gym sesh, and rightly so! Taking part in the post-workout protein shake ritual offers many benefits, including the recovery of tired muscles. It can also contribute to muscle growth, which is why you’ll see many a meat-head guzzling on a protein shake after their session.

On-the-go breakfast

No time to eat in the morning? Despite breakfast being hailed as the most important meal of the day, many of us blame dodging breakfast on a lack of time. You may be too busy to whip up an full English or slather some Instagram-worthy avo on toast, but mixing up a protein shake takes a matter of seconds and it won’t take you long to down it either. If you’re short on time in the morning, a protein shake is a great, on-the-go option and the high protein content will leave you feeling fuller for longer.

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As a snack

Ah, snacking: our favourite topic. We know a thing or two about snacking and a protein shake is up there with one of our go-to healthier options. Take our Carb Killa® Shakes, for instance. They're packed with protein and low in sugar, meaning they’re a great way to overcome a midday hunger pang or an evening sweet tooth.

Before bed

You’ve had your dinner. You’ve brushed your teeth, in the hope that it’ll deter you from raiding the fridge for snacks but there’s no ignoring those late-night stomach rumbles. Sometimes, a bedtime snack is necessary but make it something fulfilling that’ll see you through till the morning and provide additional benefits, just like our Hydra 6 ® protein powder. It’s been formulated with a 50/50 ratio of Whey Protein Isolate and Ultra-filtered Micellar Casein. It’s the Casein that makes Hydra 6® the perfect snack before bed – it releases amino acids slowly to help reduce muscle breakdown and assist with recovery while you sleep.

Is protein good for me

Peckish? Well, what are you waiting for? Grab a shake and it’ll keep you feeling fuller for longer, while also packing in some great nutritional benefits.

You can shop our selection of protein powders and shakes over on our website. If it’s more protein pointers you’re after, then read the 6 protein myths you need to stop believing.