I start off most mornings with a protein shake. They take less than five minutes, so they’re perfect for when you’re on the go. This shake is packed with protein, healthy carbohydrates, and lots of antioxidants that will keep you full till lunch.
Most of the time I opt for a post-workout meal instead of a shake, but if a shake is your thing then this shake is also perfect. The ratio of carbohydrate to protein is balanced, so you get the muscle building protein as well as the glycogen restoring carbohydrates. Its important to replenish both these stores immediately after working out. According to bodybuilding.com, a protein shake is a good option post-workout since the nutrients are absorbed by the body quickly.
Some ingredients in the recipe can be substituted. For example, the recipe calls for almond milk, but you can opt for any other nut milk or even cow milk. The kind of protein powder in the recipe is also your preference, whether it be casein, whey, or a vegan powder.
-1 cup almond milk
-1 scoop vanilla protein powder
-1 large frozen banana
-1/2 cup frozen berries (I used blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)
-dash of cinnamon
-1 tbsp. coconut (optional)
-handful of walnuts (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a blender, blend, add toppings, and enjoy!