Warum ist das Post-Workout-Meal so wichtig?

Why is the post-workout meal so important?

After intense strength training, proper nutrition is crucial to providing your body with the nutrients it needs to recover and build muscle. The post-workout meal plays a crucial role. In this article we will take a closer look at the importance of the post-workout meal and introduce you to a delicious recipe for the ideal post-workout meal.

Why is the post-workout meal important?

After intense strength training, your body needs specific nutrients to promote muscle recovery, repair muscle damage, and stimulate muscle growth. The ideal post-workout meal should achieve the following goals:

1. Protein supply

Protein is key to muscle repair and building. During training, muscle fibers are stressed and microscopic tears appear. Protein provides the amino acids needed for muscle repair and growth. The post-workout meal should therefore contain a good source of protein.

2. Carbohydrate recovery

During exercise, the glycogen stores in your muscles and liver are depleted. Glycogen is the body's main energy store. The post-workout meal should contain carbohydrates to replenish these stores and ensure you have enough energy for the next workout.

3. Hydration and electrolytes

Intense exercise often leads to fluid loss and electrolyte loss. Your post-workout meal should also help replenish these losses and ensure your body is adequately hydrated.

The perfect post-workout recipe: grilled chicken and quinoa salad

Now that we know the goals of the post-workout meal, here we present a recipe that meets all these requirements.


  • 200 g grilled chicken breast fillet
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh vegetables (e.g. tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (e.g. parsley, mint, cilantro)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the grilled chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

  2. Place the cooked quinoa in a large bowl.

  3. Wash the fresh vegetables and cut them into small cubes. Add it to the quinoa.

  4. Add the chopped fresh herbs to the bowl too.

  5. In a small bowl, combine the low-fat Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make a dressing.

  6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently until the ingredients are well combined.

  7. Place the grilled chicken pieces on the salad.

    Approximate nutritional information (per serving):

    • Calories: 520 kcal
    • Protein: 60g
    • Carbohydrates: 35g
    • Fats: 10 g
    • Fiber: 5g

    This recipe contains the ideal combination of protein from chicken, carbohydrates from quinoa and a variety of vitamins and minerals from the fresh vegetables. The low-fat Greek yogurt provides additional protein and gives the dressing a creamy consistency.

    The high protein content in this post-workout meal promotes muscle repair, while the carbohydrates contribute to glycogen restoration. The fresh herbs and lemon dressing add a refreshing touch to the dish and provide quick hydration and electrolyte restoration.


    The post-workout meal is crucial to support muscle repair and growth after resistance training. This grilled chicken and quinoa salad recipe ticks all the boxes for an ideal post-workout meal by providing adequate protein and carbohydrate intake and contributing to hydration and electrolyte restoration. Remember that the quality of your diet is just as important as the workout itself, and this post-workout meal is a delicious way to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs.

    Muscles are made in the kitchen!

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