Many people talk about the post workout anabolic window and how we must eat your protein as soon as you finish your workout in order to get the best results.
Yes, I do think you should consume protein post workout but it doesn’t need to be within a certain time frame.
Our body needs the time to settle back to it’s parasympathetic state after you finish exercising so that digestion isn’t compromised.
As long as we eat balanced a few hours after we workout it is all good.
It isn’t vital that we have our protein the form of a shake.
Whatever you enjoy is fine. I have a shake because I like the taste, it helps me with my recovery and also helps me hit my allocated protein goals for the day.