Protein Shake Ingredients You Really Need to Use
Protein shake ingredients are critical to keeping the calorie count to a reasonable level and to add needed nutrients to your diet. Protein shakes are sometimes called smoothies. Try these ingredients for added benefits to your favorite protein shake.
High-Protein Shake Ingredients
Protein is the main purpose of using a shake as a post workout drink. The source of the protein is important to get a good absorption rate to feed hungry muscles.
Nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt or milk
Nonfat or low-fat plain kefir
Whey protein powder
Changing from fresh to frozen to canned does not matter as long as you avoid added sugar or syrup.
Vegetables as a Protein Shake Ingredient?
For a great change of pace, absolutely! Raw vegetables may be an issue placing in a blender depending on their texture. Blending them first (alone) then straining will help.
Avocado – great for healthy oils
Healthy Add-ins for Flavor and Nutrition
Spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
Protein Shake Ingredients to Avoid
Saturated fats and sugar are definitely items to avoid. Look for the “hidden” sugar that goes by other names like high fructose corn syrup or glucose/fructose.
Over the next several weeks, I will be posting protein shake (smoothie) recipes taken from my Smoothie Recipe Book. I have collected over 150 recipes to help add variety to how smoothies are used.
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