My Favorite Way to Shake things Up!

There are few things in life that I enjoy more than a post-workout recovery shake to leave me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! I am also known to have a bit of a sweet tooth and protein shake/smoothies hit the spot every single time. There are countless ways to make shakes and I love to mix it up and keep things interesting using new recipes and ingredients.
For most people whey protein is a great source of protein post-workout because of the body’s unique ability to quickly digest it and rebuild and repair muscle tissue. For some people with intolerance to dairy egg-white, pea or rice protein powders are better choices. Any of these can be used in the below concoctions. The optimum time to eat more higher glycemic index and continue living the fat-loss lifestyle is within 30 minutes of an intense weight training workout. Some of the below recipes include fruits like bananas, oranges and peaches that are not recommended for regular consumption when focusing on fat loss. When eaten immediately post workout and combined with a good source of protein these fruits aid in the recovery process and protein absorption and can actually help the body to build muscle and burn fat.

My favorite shake right now is the Strawberry Milkshake, but all of these are so tasty and can be made in less than 5 minutes with any blender. Enjoy! ox Amber

1) Peanut Butter Banana
1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein
8 oz Unsweetened Vanilla or plain almond milk
½ banana
2 tbsp. Natural Peanut butter or Almond Butter
1 tbsp. cocoa powder (optional)
Stevia/other sugar substitute to taste
Add ice and blend to desired consistency.

2) Pumpkin Pie
1 scoop vanilla protein
½ cup Organic Canned Pumpkin
8 0z unsweetened Vanilla or plain Almond Milk
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/8 tsp. Vanilla extract
Stevia/Other Sugar Substitute to taste
Add ice and blend to desired consistency

3) Orange Crush
1 scoop Vanilla Protein
1 small orange
8 oz Unsweetened Vanilla or plain Almond milk
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp sugar free vanilla pudding mix (optional)
Add ice and blend to desired consistency

4) Strawberry Milkshake
1 scoop Vanilla Protein
¾ cup frozen strawberries (or any other berry)
8 oz unsweetened plain almond milk
2 tbsp sugar free vanilla pudding mix
Stevia/other sugar substitute to taste
Cinnamon (as desired)
Add ice and blend to desired consistency

5) Peaches and Crème
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
8 oz unsweetened Vanilla or plain Almond milk
1 small peach (pitted and sliced)
2 tbsp. sugar free vanilla pudding mix
Stevia/other sugar substitute to taste
Cinnamon as desired
Add ice and blend to desired consistency

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