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How To Make The Perfect Protein Shake

I’ve been a huge fan of protein shakes and smoothies for many years. In fact, they’ve become a bit of a hobby of mine. I’ve decided to share a few of my favourite beverages that use some great protein powders.

Before we begin, it’s important to understand what goes into a protein shake.

Steps For Making A Protein Shake:

 

best protein powder for womenThe first part will include a base layer – this will be some form of liquid. This can range from greek yogurt to water. I’ve also used juice, skim milk and almond milk. Water is the most natural and convenient base layer, which I’m sure you have plenty of.

Second, you’ll need you’re protein protein. There is a lot of talk on which is the best protein powder or the best protein powder for women. Honestly, it really comes down to preference and dietary requirements. I prefer whey protein isolate, I do a lot of working out and I require a quick digestion rate, so my body can use the protein to do all the necessary repairs quickly. I make a protein shake every morning, as it fills me up perfectly before I head to work. Add what ever protein you chose to the mix.

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Third, you’ll need to add you’re goodies, this is where the magic happens. I tend you start with berries. I love berries as they are great antioxidants – blueberries are my personal favorite. Bananas are great for shakes as well as they add great texture and a distinct taste.

Fourth, you’re tasters are next. This will all depend on taste. I’ve used flaxseeds, almond butter, and peanut butter, oatmeal in the past. Go crazy, and make some wild concoctions.

Finally, if you need some more texture add ice cubes. Blend it really well for about 30 seconds, or until you reach your desired thickness.

Workout Protein Shake

1 to 1.5 cups water

2 scoops of your chosen protein powder.

1 banana

8-12 blueberries

6 ice cubes

Fruit Protein Shake – My partner loves this one!

1/2 cup orange juice

1 scoop protein powder. Check out best Protein Powder for Women for some protein powder ideas.

6 strawberries

1 kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 banana

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

Apple Smoothie

1 scoop of protein powder

1 apple; peeled and chopped

1 frozen banana, peeled and chopped

1/2 cup orange juice

1/4 cup milk