Twelve Protein Shake Recipes
Protein shakes are great when you want liquid nutrition that satisfies.
Drinking the same pre-made drink for your post-workout cravings can be boring and expensive. That’s why you should create your own protein shake. If you aren’t interested in using a protein powder, you can use a scoop of peanut butter, almond butter, or some soy milk. Below, twelve protein shake recipes to try:
1. Chocoholic Antioxidant Smoothie with Vanilla Protein Powder
via Wholesomely Homemade
This protein shake is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fiber, and protein. Bonus: It’s all plant-based.
2. Post Work-Out Almond Protein Milkshake
via Make With Your Hands
An easy-to-make post workout treat, this recipe calls for stevia powder, but if you simply can not take the taste of stevia (like me) try swapping it with agave, honey, real sugar, or use no added sweetener at all.
3. Oatmeal Raisin “Cookie” Protein Smoothie Recipe
With 27 grams of protein, this deconstructed oatmeal cookie is as delicious as it is nutritious.
4. Vanilla Almond Shake
via Fit Sugar
Pre workout shakes shouldn’t be too heavy, so this recipes combines almond milk, water, and protein for a quick pick me up.
5. Soy Protein Shake
This shake is a solid hit of protein that would be good before a morning run or for a replacement breakfast. Adding extra fruit like blueberries will help make it a more substantial meal replacement.
6. Basic Protein Shake
via Eat Life Whole
This is a good base recipe to play with, and uses hard boiled eggs as the protein source instead of a powder.
7. Key Lime Pie Smoothie
via Fort Mill SC Living
Here’s a protein-filled meal in a glass: Avocado, almond milk, lime zest, and coconut all mixed together for a vibrant meal to go.
8. Chocolate Breakfast Shake
via Slender Kitchen
If we’re planning to work hard at the gym, then we should be able to have chocolate for breakfast. The addition of firm tofu keeps this smoothie low in calories and highly satisfying.
9. Mixed Berry Smoothie
via The Iron You
A slew of berries, splash pomegranate juice, dash of protein powder (or almond milk), and you have a protein smoothie perfect for a pre-work out shot of energy.
10. Avocado-Banana Smoothie
via Martha Stewart
Here’s a powder-free option that uses the texture and protein of avocado to make this a delicious and substantial option for a post-work out meal. If you want to cut out even more calories, swap out the honey for agave.
Tofu and soy milk make this fruity treat substantial enough for a meal, but light enough for an afternoon snack before hitting the gym.
12. Peanut Butter Protein Shake
via Women’s Health
This is the protein shake to drink after your work out. Made from mostly protein to keep your muscles happy and at only 200 calories, it keeps your waist happy, too.
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