How to Get Maximum Health Benefits From Your Protein Shake
A protein shake is a drink that you can use to help you build muscle, improve your health or lose weight. The idea is that youíre providing yourself with a convenient way to increase your protein intake, which is useful because protein is what the body uses to make muscle, make neurotransmitters and also repair wounds. But not all protein shake is made equal and if youíre going to get the best benefits from it, you need to choose it wisely. Read on and weíll look at how you can go about getting the very most from your protein shake ñ by choosing the very best form of protein and then turning it into a delicious smoothie!
Making Your Smoothie
A plain whey is not a very tasty drink but the good news is that you can fix that by adding it to a smoothie and including your own flavors in the form of bananas, strawberries and various other ingredients. The key here is to think about the flavor but also the health benefits that you want to get from your smoothie.Add whole milk to improve absorption and testosterone production for example. Add strawberries for vitamin C and antioxidants, or add avocado for more healthy fats and a dose of extra protein. All this will go down much more smoothly, provide a ton of extra health benefits and also be cheaper and more delicious. Go with the basic stuff and make your own mix, itís the only way to really make the most of your shake!
After the seemingly endless holiday buffet of donuts, coffee cake, and muffins, our bodies are yearning for a fresh start! Those treats were all tasty at the time, but there’s nothing better than starting the day with a healthy breakfast and an abundance of energy. Loaded with the delicious flavors of chocolate, bananas, and peanut butter, this Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie is a simple way to power you through the day!
2. Vanilla Oat
This smoothie is truly a meal in a jar. I always wake up very hungry, and I don’t always have time to sit down and eat a meal. I love this recipe because it’s simple and takes under 5 minutes to make this smoothie. It is thick enough to eat with a spoon (if you have the time), or you can pour it into a glass and take it to go. It is really satisfying and keeps me full for hours. This smoothie is also vegan and gluten-free.
3. Spinach Banana
No excuses for skipping breakfast! This healthy, filling spinach banana protein smoothie takes minutes to make and will keep you full until lunch.
4. Blueberry Banana
A creamy, 5-ingredient smoothie that’s packed with fresh fruit & protein! It’s the perfect healthy way to start the day!
5. Cafe Mocha Protein Smoothie
Coffee and chocolate protein come together to create a cafe mocha type protein shake that is perfect for busy mornings… or anytime!
6. Chocolate Peanut Butter
Super Easy 5 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie. A healthy smoothie that tastes like dessert! The perfect way to start your day.
7. Banana Oat
Banana Oat Breakfast Smoothie is guaranteed to keep you satisfied all morning with 20 grams of whole food protein and a good balance of healthy carbs and fats!
8. Blueberry Kale
A protein-packed healthy yet equally tasty breakfast that can be made in just 5 min! And you won’t even taste the kale!
9. Red Velvet Cheesecake
Enjoy your favorite cheesecake in shake form with a delicious red velvet flavor and much fewer calories and packed with protein.
Deliciously sweet protein shake that tastes just like cake batter… have your cake and eat it too! Without all the guilt!
11. Green Protein Smoothie
I’ve been on a mission to make a green smoothie that doesn’t taste… well, green. Believe me, I’m not one to eat something for the nutritional benefits alone. It has to taste good too. And I think I found it.
12. Pineapple Berry
Refreshing, sweet, protein-packed Pineapple Berry Smoothie: made with Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries and almond milk, these smoothies are perfect for breakfast or a snack.
13. Blueberry Muffin Protein Smoothie
14. Vanilla Latte Protein Smoothie
Coffee Smoothie – A healthy protein-packed smoothie filled with the flavors of coffee and vanilla.
15. Pineapple Spinach
Start your day off with a delicious, refreshing, and healthy PINEAPPLE SPINACH GREEN SMOOTHIE! Spinach never tasted so good!
16. Banana Bread Protein Smoothie
In my continued attempt to cut out more refined sugars in my life (with a few indulgent exceptions on occasion), I have been experimenting lately with turning some of my favorite desserts into healthier smoothies. I know, I know, not totally the same. But actually, many dessert flavor combinations seem to translate well into smoothies, so I’ve been on a roll giving them a try.
17. Blueberry Avocado
This super creamy blueberry avocado smoothie is packed with protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants. Gluten-free and easily made vegan, it makes a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack.
18. Strawberry Vanilla
Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies packed with protein and nutrients to get you and your family moving in the morning! Strawberries, bananas, protein powder, almonds, oats, and honey make this smoothie a perfect meal that will fill you up for hours.
19. Strawberry Coconut
Sweet and creamy strawberry protein smoothie with coconut milk and flaked coconut for more of a tropical taste.
20. Cinnamon Roll Protein Smoothie
I’ve been on a huge cinnamon kick lately. I mean, seriously. I have been adding cinnamon to pancakes, waffles, cookies, savory foods, and literally, all of the protein shakes I have been making lately.
Morning, afternoon, night, right after a workout… I just can’t get enough.
21. Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, & Apple
An oatmeal smoothie tastes just like fall! Peanut butter, oatmeal, and apples make a nutritious, protein-filled breakfast or snack!
22. Apple Banana
A simple and refreshing smoothie, this apple banana smoothie is a delightful pick-me-up with loads of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
23. Mint Chocolate
A high-protein, low-calorie smoothie that tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream? Yes! Bananas keep things creamy (and add potassium), while cacao powder (which has been shown to help boost serotonin) gives a rich, chocolate flavor without any additional sugar. Add in stomach soothing fresh mint and vitamin-infused swiss chard (vitamins K, A, and C, iron, and magnesium), along with a tablespoon of muscle building pea protein, and you have a complete meal in a glass.
24. Peaches & Cream
Whip up a thick, creamy and nutritious Peaches and Cream Protein Smoothie in just minutes! With only about 200 calories in each giant serving, it’s a healthy, clean, and satisfying breakfast or snack for summer’s hottest days!
25. Strawberry Banana Oatmeal
Looking for a quick and easy breakfast? Try our vegan Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie!
26. Cookies & Cream Protein Smoothie
In the immortal words of Garfield the cat . . . I hate Mondays. Make it better and grab a cookies and cream protein smoothie on your way out the door.
27. Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie
A sweet, tart, and creamy Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie is the perfect healthy breakfast or clean eating snack to satisfy your sweet tooth!