When to have your protein depends on your lifestyle. There isn’t really a “bad” time to drink protein powder, which is good news!
Different people find protein powder useful at different times. It can be used as a snack, part of a meal, around your workouts, before bed, etc. If you don’t eat a meal that includes a complete protein soon after a workout, we suggest you have your protein shake post-workout. Drinking protein after exercise is a popular choice, and it certainly aids in muscle recovery.
However, if it's your break day or your post-workout nutrition is already on point, we would include it at one of the other times listed. Many of our customers enjoy having my Gainful shake either after workouts or before bed, since those are two times that may be difficult to sneak in a complete meal or snack.