Hearing a lot about protein shakes and smoothies lately? They can be so delicious and nutritious… and easy!
Today I want to share MY personal favorite protein shake recipe that that I created. Give it a try, and then play with the ingredients to find your favorite combination. Frozen fruit would be a delicious adder!
Ashley’s Favorite Protein Shake:
My favorite protein shake starts with Whey Protein from Gold Standard. Check out all of the flavors available. I highly recommend the Double Rich Chocolate – of course! Here’s my recipe:
- 1 scoop Gold Standard Double Rich Chocolate protein powder (120 cal)
- 1 cup skim milk (90 cal)
- 1 banana (100 cal)
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt non-fat vanilla (20 cal)
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (100 cal)
- Couple ice cubes
Mix all of the ingredients in your Oster personal blender and your shake is ready in seconds.
Just a word of caution, tho. If you do the math, my favorite shake is a whopping 430 calories, and could be more depending on how you modify the recipe. So, if your goal is to lose weight you must think of this shake as a meal replacement, not a snack.
Remember that if you overeat, you will gain weight. It doesn’t matter where the extra calories come from. Weight gain & loss is all about managing total calories. So even if you drink a healthy protein shake or smoothie, it still contains calories. And the “good ones” still count!
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