Whether you're eating to bulk up, slim down, or just maintain your fantastic body, your nutrition regimen probably includes a protein shake or two...or ten. That's because protein is an essential macronutrient for building and maintaining lean muscle mass!
Despite the good protein shakes do for our bodies, they can sometimes be a little hard to swallow-literally. Stop choking down the same plain-Jane shakes! Add some flavor and texture to your daily dose of protein powder. Here are 48 tasty shake recipes that will revolutionize your meal plan.
For each recipe, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until your shake reaches the desired consistency. Depending on your macronutrient and caloric needs and taste preferences, you may need to tweak the recipes. Don't be afraid to improvise!
Shake it up!
Eat a cinnamon roll in the middle of the day? Why not! These yummy, breakfast-inspired protein shakes are perfect when you need a sweet, cinnamon treat. The oatmeal found in many of them provides healthy, complex carbs and great texture.Shop for your favorite protein flavors and they'll be delivered right to your door. Buy Now!
Ditch the sugary smoothies for one of these protein-packed berry shakes. They're delicious, nutritious, and are super easy to make. All you need is a couple scoops of your favorite vanilla- or berry-flavored protein powder and one of these recipes!
The stars of these recipes are strawberries and blueberries?and for good reason! Strawberries and blueberries offer a good dose of vitamins A, B, and K. They're also full of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Enjoy these berry shakes knowing you're getting a healthy, muscle-building treat!
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Chocolate and Peanut Butter
If the craving for chocolate overwhelms you, reach for the blender instead of the candy jar. Some of these recipes were made for chocolate lovers, others for peanut butter fans, and still others for those of you who think the choco-PB combination is the only flavor worth tasting. Some recipes even have special additions like hazelnut and caramel!
Whichever recipe you choose, you'll be able to satisfy that sweet tooth without compromising your cuts!
Peaches, bananas, and pineapples?oh my! These tropical-flavored shake recipes will bring some fruity goodness into your high-protein meal plan. Blend one up and pretend you're laying on a beach somewhere warm. Your mind and body will thank you.
What's great about these shake recipes is that you can add whatever fruit happens to be in season! If you're a mango fanatic, or love kiwis, blend them up in your protein shake.
If you're trying to pack on the pounds, eating enough whole food to meet your caloric needs can be dang-near impossible. That's when protein shakes can be really helpful. These muscle-building recipes are full of calories and protein so you can grow!
To make these shakes eve more calorie-dense, try a mass-gainer protein powder. You'll get more carbohydrates and fat?and therefore more calories? than you would using a whey isolate. Lift big and eat bigger!
- 1/2 tbsp sugar-free pistachio
- 1 handful ice
- 2 drops peppermint extract (optional)
- 1 drop green food coloring (optional)
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