time of workouts - I lift two hours after breakfast to give my body time to recoup from the sleeping fast, and get some energy built up. I feel the best this way. Besides, I take NO explode by BSN and to get the full effect - you need to workout about 30-45 min after you down it, and take it an hour after you eat. I love the stuff. I still only use one scoop unless I am doing chest/legs - then I take a double dose. I also down some arginine as well for extra pumps.
after workout I down BSN cellmass, then 10 min later I down whey protien with skim milk. pretty basic.
I get most of my nutrition from real foods, only using whey shakes after workout for quick refuel... and casin before I go to bed. I like ON's protien - cheap and the best IMHO.