Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Favorite Protein Shakes

Good nutrition isn't just for dinner, and when I remember to, I drink a "recovery" shake after a workout. The best ones are high in protein, and should have a fairly equal protein-carbs ratio. I find the ready-made ones expensive and lower in protein than I would like, and so I make my own. It's easy and there are so many flavor possibilities! These are my favorite combos:


1 cup (80z) Mighty Mango Smoothie (made by Naked)
1 cup ice
1/4 cup protein powder (I use Bob's Red Mill whey protein from Amazon. If you're avoiding dairy, you could also use Bob's Red Mill soy isolate powder.)

Blend all ingredients and enjoy!

Black Forest Shake

1 chocolate royal slim fast can
1 cup ice
1/4 c. protein powder
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened cherries

Blend all ingredients and enjoy. (note: the cherries should be partially thawed before blending, so microwave them for about 30 sec. Trying to blend them frozen solid may hurt your blender.)

Iced Mocha 1

1 cup Bolthouse Farm's Perfectly Protein Mocha Cappucino
1 cup ice
1/4 c. protein powder

Blend and enjoy. For extra coffee flavor, add 1 t. instant coffee or espresso granules before blending.

Iced Mocha 2

1 can chocolate royal slim fast
1 c. ice
1/4 c. protein powder
1 t. instant coffee or espresso granules

Blend and enjoy.

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