Mix Up Your Protein Shakes!

Mix up your protein shakes

Many of our clients ask “Will I have to drink a protein drink every day for the rest of my life?!” Generally, my answer is not unless you want to! Once you are able to get your protein requirements in with ‘regular food’, it’s okay to omit your protein drinks or shakes. However, some clients find it to be a quick and easy alternative that helps reach their protein goals. In that case, it’s fun to mix it up! Here are some yummy recipes for protein shakes that you can make with your desired protein powder!

BLUE AND GREEN SMOOTHIE

  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/3 cup ice

Blend after adding every two ingredients, adding ice last. Serve cold.

CINNAMON ROLL SMOOTHIE 

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 packet Stevia sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon flaxmeal
  • 1 cup ice

Pour all ingredients in blender, add ice last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until completely blended and thickened.

HEALTHY PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE 

  • 1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 packet natural sweetener (Truvia, Stevia, etc.)
  • 1 scoop vanilla (or chocolate) protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter powder
  • 4 Ice cubes

In a high-speed blender, add all ingredient and blend until smooth. Serve immediately

 

 

Author Info

Blossom Nutritionist

Blossom Nutritionist

Jeni is our registered dietitian. She recently relocated to Las Vegas to escape the long, cold winters of northern Idaho. In addition to being our nutrition specialist, she is also a certified weightlifting and sports performance coach. In her free time, she can usually be found in the gym, hiking with her dogs…or spending entirely too much money at Ikea.

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