A Few Protein Shakes To Consider For A Healthy Body
As everyone might already know, protein powder is now a staple essential to have in your household, why? Well typical protein powder is either used before or after a workout, but recently it has become additions to recipes, snacks in between meals, and even meals itself. Protein is a key macro in your diet and it's important to incorporate it. The use of protein powder is very helpful to reach your protein needs. Some may say, “Protein powder is so plain!” Maybe by itself it is bland.
Who is ready for the best additions to make your protein shake extra delicious?
Let’s talk fruit! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” You can add an apple to your shake, with a sprinkle of cinnamon, I like to call this one apple pie spice, adding banana is also something to think about. Bananas are filled with potassium and fiber, they are great before and after a workout. Mangos are also a great option, If your looking for something tropical mangos are a fab choice, especially on a hot summer day.
Blackberries and raspberries are loaded with fiber, while blueberries are filled with antioxidants! If your looking for a high fiber antioxidant rich shake, opt for a blueberry bliss, or berry craze protein shake!
When using a blender here are some options to include ice, water, milk, almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and coconut water or aloe. It's only a suggestion, entirely up to you! Whether you enjoy the creaminess of milk, or not the shake will be yummy with these options.
Now on to greens. Don’t worry, you wont even taste them! Great options include spinach, avocados and kale. Spinach is a very low calorie food that blends right into your shake, almost as if it disappears. Kale adds a little bit of taste to the shake, some bitterness. Besides the taste, kale is truly a super food! It is great for eye-sight!
Avocados have become so popular in the household today, commonly found on salads and guacamole. Did you ever think to add some avocado to your protein shake? Avocados are loaded with fiber, fat and vitamins. The creamy texture blends smoothly in the shake, and tastes awesome. Adding greens to your protein shake is a healthy option and your shake will be a green color. These green additions will help you reach your veggie eating goal without even trying.
Some other additions that have become popular include nut butters, seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds. These options add some fat and fiber to your shake and increases the taste! Looking for something sweet? Try some honey or natural maple syrup, not too much just a little. Let’s not go overboard on the sugar, just 1-2 tablespoons should be plenty for any of these additives.
Next time you are craving a protein shake, try some of the options above! You will be satisfied!