Looking for muscle and flavour? This smoothie has you covered
This banana, yogurt and peanut butter smoothie will build muscle
Sometimes the toughest bit of bulking isn’t lifting the weights but downing the calories needed for growth. Thankfully, nutritionist Scott Baptie is here to help. As well as muscle-building protein and abs-friendly healthy fats, peanut butter contains a variety of other fitness-boosting nutrients – and it’s simply one of the best tasting things on the planet.
1Peanut butter is rich in niacin, which will protect your muscle tissue from the damage caused by exercise.
2Banana contains high levels of vitamin B6, which helps the body break down and digest protein.
3Oats are a source of carbohydrate, which tops up your glycogen stores to fuel new muscle growth.
4Greek yogurt provides protein to help repair tears in your muscle tissue following a gym session.
5Ginger has antiinflammatory properties that help to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness.