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It’s easy to fall into the routine of making the same old classic vanilla and chocolate protein shakes. Sure, they get the job done, but why not try these tantalizing blend ideas to take your protein shake game to the next level?
It’s hard to resist a warm slice of banana nut bread, or a banana nut muffin fresh from the bakery. To satisfy the same cravings, simply add bananas and almond butter to your pre or post-workout shake.
One of life’s simple pleasures is a classic strawberry shake. If you’re into fitness, you’ll know that indulging in these regularly just isn’t feasible…Or is it? Adding some strawberries to your Myprotein Strawberry Cream Protein Powder will make a delicious, smooth strawberry shake that’s guaranteed to get your morning off to the right start.
Chocolate is a go-to cheat flavor for many, but this protein shake allows you to indulge without going overboard. You’ll stay within your macros, while the blend of chocolate, bananas and peanut butter will provide your body with perfect recovery fuel post-workout.
We all loved that cinnamon crunch cereal as kids, so why not create the ultimate throwback tribute and incorporate it into a protein shake? If you’re tired of the conventional chocolate and vanilla flavors, but still want a dessert-like taste, this shake is the ideal pre-workout snack. Myprotein athlete Chris Lavado is a fan, pointing out that “the combination of protein-rich yogurt and micronutrient-rich spinach, coupled with fast-acting carbs from fruit and cereal, provides that great pre-gym morning energy.” Get a handy testosterone boost from the spinach to give you that extra edge for your session.
There’s nothing better than the taste of a cold fruit smoothie, but the calorie count can wreak havoc on your physique. With all the sherbert, ice cream and sugary yogurt that are typically packed into these drinks, it’s hard to receive any real health benefits from the fruit. Sticking to a combination of fresh fruit and similar flavored protein powder can make a smoothie that tastes just as good, with an added nutrition boost. If you want to up your micronutrient intake, try adding coconut water to the mix for some added electrolytes.
Coconut Water, 8 oz. (Cold fruit tea is OK as a replacement)
Juicing is all the rage right now, but if you don’t have the right blender you can end up with a chunky and unappetizing mess. To receive the same whole foods health benefits, minus the chaos, you can use a powder form. Although whole foods are preferable, this shake can help get you some of the micronutrients found in healthy super foods without all the time and effort.
Are you seeking the perfect summer outdoor post-workout shake, or maybe just a long drink to cool you down? Look no further than this watermelon cooler shake! The zero artificial sugar content of this blend, as well as the low carbohydrate count, makes it a perfect healthy boost. Add ice to achieve your desired texture – be generous if you’d like a slushy consistency.
Ice, 1/2 cup
Chocolate covered almonds are an all-time favorite for many, but aren’t usually kind to waistlines. Try this almond milk and cocoa powder based protein shake on for size to achieve the same taste while maintaining your body.
Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 cup
Ice, 1 cup
It doesn’t get much better than chocolate-dipped bananas! This widespread favorite can still be enjoyed healthily with an added protein punch in the form of this chocolate banana smoothie. Add in some peanut butter for extra healthy fats and a creamier texture.
If your morning caffeine fix usually consists of coffee, coffee and more coffee, try something different with this blend. With added protein and carbs, it’ll help you to avoid jitters and crashes while still giving you the same satisfaction as your morning cup of Joe.
Milk, Water, or Almond Milk, 8 oz
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a simple go-to for a lot of pre and post-workout snacks. This healthier shake version, without the sugar from the jelly, will still satisfy that childhood craving, as well as upping your daily intake of fruits and veggies with the addition of green powder.
Milk, Water or Almond Milk, 8 oz
Cookies and Cream ranks among the top 5 flavors of ice cream in the US, so why deprive yourself by drinking only chocolate or vanilla flavored protein powder? Step up your game and reward yourself with some cookies and cream flavored protein and you’ll never turn back to the plain-Jane days of chocolate and vanilla. Throw in some spinach and yogurt for extra gut health if you like.
2% Milk, 1/2 cup
Myprotein Impact Whey, Cookies & Cream, or Salted Caramel, 2 scoops
Small Container Banana Cream Greek Yogurt (or plain), 1
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