Quick question on what my typical morning post workout shake is missing?

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  1. AboveThisFire

    AboveThisFire Green Belt

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    I just wanted to see if anyone could double check me and see if I'm missing anything or should add anything to my post workout morning meal/shake:

    Currently the ingredients are:

    12oz skim milk
    1 banana
    1 quarter cup frozen blueberries
    1 quarter cup frozen raspberries
    1 handful of spinach
    1 scoop protein powder (whey) 30g protein
    1 small scoop vegetable powder (amazing grass)
    5g creatine
    1 scoop of oatmeal
    Like half a glass of green tea

    Anything I should be adding? (note: I take a multi and fish oil seperately).

    Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. XTrainer

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    It depends on your goals...there's nothing patently "WRONG!" about your shake, but there's always little things you could nitpick. For example, such a PWO antioxidant load might be a bad thing. If you're trying to lose weight, that's shake's awfully dense in carbs and sugar. If you want a true meal replacement, it's lacking in fat.
     
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    sounds pretty thorough, how does it taste?
     
  4. IxiaN

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    what kind of ingredients would you put in a shake if your goals were fat loss and muscle gain?
     
  5. dropshot001

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    this is a question about the entire diet more than it is a "what i should or should not put into a single meal/shake". i personally would drop dairy and the extra sugars/carbs in the diet if i were dieting down.
     
  6. AboveThisFire

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    I'm not really trying to lose weight at all, I'm just trying to stay healthy and give my body what it needs for the stresses I'm putting on it.

    I train twice daily 6 days a week (s&c in the morning, BJJ at night) so even with the amount of carbs in there I still find myself sometimes losing pounds I don't want to lose haha. (I'm around 204ibs, 6'4", around 8% BF last time I got dunked in February; I'd like to compete at about 202ibs usually and I dislike my performance after cutting weight so I always try to hover close to that weight most of the year).

    Could you explain the antioxidant problem though, I'm not familiar with any detrimental effect that could have PWO so info would be appreciated.
     
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    Not too bad honestly. It's a little "chalky" I guess (mostly because of the oats), but the banana/protein powder/amazing grass veggie powder kind of overpower everything in it, and the spinach doesn't add flavor at all, just color.

    I just chug it though, don't savor it haha.
     
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    Surprisingly that's exactly what I do when I do decide to drop weight (typically for a little vanity at the start of summer haha). I just use water and I drop the frozen fruit and cut the oat amount in half.
     
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    Maybe a few roids?
     
  10. Outspoken

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    Cocaine?

    :p
     
  11. AboveThisFire

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    So I hit my target weight as far as putting on some muscle and I'm going to start cutting carbs back etc and try to get closer to my competition weight while maintaining most of the strength gains I have.

    Here's the new shake (and yes, these are meal replacements)

    8oz skim milk
    1 handful of spinach
    1 scoop whey protein (30g)
    1 scoop casein protein (24g)
    1 small scoop vegetable powder (amazing grass)
    5g creatine (creapure)
    1 handful of ice (warm shake = not my thing)

    I'm taking fish oil/flax seed oil seperately, as well as a multi. ZMA at night.

    It's just day 3 so far but I'm definitely missing the fruit/oatmeal carbs...
     
  12. leftovercrack

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    Long live CHEESE!!!!
     
  13. rubberducky27

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    skim milk = higher carb less fat. I don't know how much you want to cut carbs back, but it's an easy place to start. Full fat milk tastes better, water if you want less fat / carbs.
     

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