With a variety of protein powders, RTDs, and bars on the market, it’s easy to get your protein fix in a hurry. But there’s more to building muscle and staying lean than just protein and calorie counts, and there’s a lot more you need to pay attention to if you want to be healthy.

The chocolate shake prescribed here covers your protein needs and delivers antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fats, and some unique benefits: Maca root powder has been shown to support testosterone, aloe vera juice is a powerful detoxifier and anti-bacterial agent, goji berry juice has anti-aging properties, and bee pollen can help alleviate symptoms of allergies and asthma.

These ingredients may sound exotic, but all should be available at your local health food store. Throw a small serving of each in a blender and you’ve got a cocktail for good health in minutes.

Makes One Serving

3 ice cubes
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tsp maca root powder
¾ cup unsweetened
chocolate almond milk
1 tbsp aloe vera juice
1 tbsp goji berry juice
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp silica gel
1 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp bee pollen

The Numbers

Calories – 314 
Protein – 39g
Carbs – 18g
Fat – 14g