11 great protein shake recipes

11 great protein shake recipes
Every athlete looking to pack muscle onto their frame needs to make sure they’re getting plenty of protein, which helps your body build muscle tissue and aids in recovery after a brutal training session. Great protein supplements, including protein bars and protein drinks, are some of the best avenues for consumption of this vital compound. More specifically, protein shakes have become one of the most popular forms of delivery. 11 great protein shake recipes Here are 11 delicious and easy shake recipes that will make you look forward to flipping on the blender and ingesting the goods. Just chuck in these ingredients, including the protein supplement of your choice, and enjoy both the taste and the results.  

1. Mocha

[caption id="attachment_4605" align="alignright" width="300"]Mocha source: Perry Santanachote/dailyburn.com[/caption] This is a great option for those that want a taste of their favourite morning flavour and a bit of a caffeine kick with their protein intake. Ingredients 1/2 cup nonfat milk 1 tablespoon butterscotch pudding 2 scoops chocolate protein powder 1/2 cup chilled coffee 1 cup ice Instant coffee powder (optional) Chocolate shavings (optional)

2. Cinnamon Roll

This is another one for drinkers who want a hit of sweet breakfast goodness in their shake. Ingredients 2 scoops vanilla whey protein 1 tbsp sugar-free instant vanilla pudding 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp butter-flavour extract 1 cup water 1 handful ice

3. Berry Blast

[caption id="attachment_4606" align="alignright" width="201"]Berry shake source: NcMysteryShopper/food.com[/caption] In addition to a solid serving of protein, this shake will give you the valuable nutrients found in berries. Ingredients 3/4 cup frozen or fresh berries 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1/2 banana 1/2 cup cold fruit juice 1 tbsp wheat germ 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

4. Nada Colada

This drink is great for those that aren’t a huge fan of berries but are still after a tropical taste. Ingredients 2 scoops vanilla protein 1/2 cup pineapple-orange juice 1/4 tsp rum extract 1/4 tsp coconut extract or 2 tbsp shredded coconut 1/2 cup water (or low-fat milk) 1 handful ice

5. Orange Julius

Imagine having an orange creamsicle pop that was actually good for you. Then get these ingredients, put them in the blender, pour out your creation and drink to actually live the dream. Ingredients 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder 1 cup orange juice 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 banana 3 frozen strawberries 2 grams of stevia or sweetener of choice

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly

The classic lunchtime staple is brought to life to add a protein punch to your day. Just follow this instead of trying to chuck a sandwich into the blender, OK? Ingredients 1 cup frozen berries 1 tbsp peanut butter 1 scoop vanilla whey protein 2 tbsp rolled oats 1 cup soy milk

7. Honey and Walnut

[caption id="attachment_4607" align="alignright" width="199"]Honey walnut shake source: minimalistbaker.com[/caption] Some sweet action for those that are nuts about protein. Ingredients 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese or yogurt 2 tbsp walnuts (toasted or raw) 10-15 ice cubes 1/3 cup cold water 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 2 packets stevia or sweetener of your choice 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch of cardamom pinch of coriander 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 1-2 tsp of honey (optional)

8. Soy Protein

This one features peanut butter and banana, two tried and true protein shake ingredients, but what makes it extra great is that it uses soy protein. Ingredients 1 scoop soy protein powder 1/2 banana 1 tbsp chunky peanut butter 8 oz. soy milk 3 ice cubes

9. Spinach Banana

[caption id="attachment_4608" align="alignright" width="264"]Spinach banana shake source: bestcleanserecipes.com[/caption] This might not sound like a match made in heaven, but the benefits of this shake outweigh any drawbacks. Getting a dose of the good green stuff is just an added bonus. Ingredients 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 1 tbsp almond butter 1 frozen banana 2 handfuls baby spinach

10. Dark Chocolate Peppermint

Get a delicious dose of protein with this shake that tastes like a dessert but will help you achieve the results you crave. Ingredients 1 frozen banana 1 handful ice 1 cup non-dairy milk 1 scoop chocolate whey protein 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 pinch of sea salt 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract

11. Cookie Dough

Another not-so-naughty treat for all you out there looking to satisfy a sweet tooth while also getting your protein. Ingredients 1 cup milk 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup vanilla protein 6 drops maple extract sweetener (i.e. 1 tbsp sugar or 10 drops of stevia) raw oats and/or chocolate chips on top for some added texture Read More:

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