- 1 scoop protein powder. I found a chocolate flavored one that I love! I get it from Amazon here. Very tasty and good for you.
- A cup or so of frozen fruit. Raspberries are our favorite.
- Half a banana
- A cup or so of almond milk. You could use regular milk, but we have switched completely over to almond milk.
- Sometimes I will throw in a cup of ice. Doesn't do anything other than make it more filling and better hydration.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
A Great Protein Shake
Julie and I have been having a lot of protein shakes over the past year. They taste good, help you stay in shape, and give you lots of fruit servings. Mostly I like them because they taste like a milkshake. Here's what goes into ours:
Our friend Jim Covaleski suggested we try throwing in some spinach. We were hesitant, but it works great. Just pitch in a handful of spinach leaves and the blender makes them disappear. You get the health benefits without really noticing.
Now I found something I like even better than adding spinach, adding three of last year's thin mint Girl Scout cookies from the freezer. I am pretty sure the spinach is healthier. but we don't have that many thin mints left (half a box) so the fun can't last too long.
I am convinced that these protein shakes are helpful for losing weight, building muscle, and getting your fruit-based anti-oxidants. All that and it is incredibly quick and easy.