Protein shakes are a go-to food for anyone trying to get in shape. And while some shakes you find at restaurants and food vendors are packed full of sugar, you can make a healthy, metabolism-boosting shake at home in just a few easy steps.
The number one reason people rely on protein shakes is for the muscle building properties. When you’re trying to pack on the muscle, you need all the protein you can get. And the greater the variety the better, in order to diversify your amino acid intake.
Whether it’s a pre-workout shake, a post-workout shake, or a meal replacement when you’re in a rush, they’re totally effective for keeping you at the top of your game.
And in addition to their muscle building benefits, protein shakes are also great metabolism boosters. Protein fills you up, keeps you satisfied, and takes longer to digest, which means you’ll burn more calories and fat in the process! This is why protein shakes are also great for anyone on a fat-burning diet.
So how can you make a healthy, muscle building, fat burning shake at home? Here are my best protein shake recipes…
For all of these recipes, you have a lot of great choices when it comes to high quality protein powders. I’ve left my recommendations pretty general, and only noted the best options when it comes to flavor.
For a list of some of the best protein powders, read my article on Best Protein Powders here! And use what works for you.
1. Berry Blast Shake
This one serves all purposes, whether you’re looking to build muscle or burn fat. And the antioxidant support will support your overall health and fitness!
Combine 6 ounces of acai or pomegranate juice, a handful of frozen blueberries, 5 frozen strawberries, a few ice cubes, and 1 scoop of plain or vanilla Garden of Life Organic Plant Based Protein. Mix in a blender for 30 seconds and serve!
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
If you’re looking for a good meal replacement shake, this one definitely fills you up and keeps you satisfied. Plus, it will take care of any of those sweet tooth cravings you might have had!
Combine 6 ounces of soy or almond milk, a handful of ice cubes, 1 tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter, 1 banana, and 1 scoop of chocolate Garden of Life Organic Plant Based Protein. Mix in a blender for 30 seconds to 1 minute and enjoy!
3. Tropical Recovery Shake
If you’re feeling a little more indulgent, or just need to escape in your mind, give this protein shake a try. It’s great for promoting recovery after a long workout, or jumpstarting your energy!
Combine 4 ounces of pineapple juice, 4 ounces of coconut water, a handful of ice cubes, 1 frozen banana, and 1 scoop of Signature Casein Slow Release Protein. Mix in a blender for 30 seconds and get energized!
4. Fat-Busting Matcha Green Tea Shake
If you’re looking for an even bigger boost to both your energy and your metabolism, this one has it all.
Combine 4 ounces of soy or almond milk, a handful of ice cubes (might need a few extra for this one), 1 scoop of Magic Matcha Green Tea, and 1 scoop of vanilla Garden of Life Organic Plant Based Protein. Simple, tasty, and packed full of the stuff you need to take on your day!
5. Muscle Mayhem Shake
For all the weight lifters and bodybuilders out there, this shake is designed just for you. With an extra protein punch and tons of vitamins and minerals to support recovery, you can’t go wrong!
Combine 3 ounces of skim milk, 3 ounces of soy milk, a handful of ice cubes, 1 banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon of almond butter, and 1-2 scoops of plain of BB 100% Whey Protein Powder. Mix for 30 seconds to a minute and serve!
Protein Shake Recipes – Bringing Nutrition to the Next Level
All of these protein shakes are designed to support a healthy, nutritious diet. For an added nutritional punch, try adding spirulina powder. It’s full of fiber, protein, and vitamins and minerals to support a healthy lifestyle. Find out more about Spirulina Powder here.
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