If you do not have time to eat 5 to 6 meals a day, protein shakes are a great filler; these are 5 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes you can try out, whether it is prior to, during, or after working out. Or, if you just need to get a meal in on the go, these are simple shake recipes you will love.
1. Keep it plain
With a vanilla based protein powder, simply add soy or almond vanilla milk, a few ice cubes, and blend, or shake in a shaker. Depending on the consistency you prefer, the amount of ice (or whether you shake or blend) will vary for everyone. This is simple, you can make it anywhere, and it is going to taste good if you choose the right protein powder supplement.
2. Go green
With the same base ingredients, you can add in spinach, kale, and your choice of greens. You will not taste these vegetables, and if you want, you can add a few fruits of choice for a sweeter taste. This is a great way to get your vegetables in for the day, without having to cook, plus you are not going to taste them if you are not a big fan of veggies.
3. Add a coffee hint
With the vanilla whey powder, soy or almond milk and ice, you can add in a little coffee for a unique taste (brewed or coffee bean); you can also use instant coffee packs if you don’t want to get the beans out, and adding in a 1/2 cup of oats is a great way to create a shake that is a little more filling, and can hold you over for a few hours.
4. Lemon shake
If you enjoy a citrus taste, you can add 1 freshly squeezed lemon to the protein powder, water (or milk) and ice blend. If you like mixed blends, you can also add orange juice, or other citrus based fruits, in order to give it a little more flavor, and to add the citrus taste that you love.
5. Peanut butter blend
If you love peanut butter, add it to your shake. You will simply add one or two teaspoons in to the whey vanilla powder, your milk and ice blend; you can also add in a few blueberries or strawberries (or both), if you want to add a little sweetness to the mix. You can include any additional fruits you want, to make a distinct flavor blend.
There are so many shakes and unique flavors you can create. But always remember, it is best to use a vanilla based whey protein powder, since it is easy to flavor, and you can pretty much add anything in to the mix if you want more flavor, more sweetness, or simply want to create your own unique tastes and blends when you are looking for an extra source of protein. Anyway, I hope these recipes will help you make the tastiest protein shake ever!
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