• Reyna Bhens

Protein Shakes to Try Today!!

Today I am going to be sharing three drinks/smoothies that have helped me gain muscle and lose fat. These drinks are all protein-packed. For me, these drinks leave me fuller for much longer and help me to grow my muscles. These are all super tasty and perfect to incorporate into a healthy diet. Make sure to try some out and let us know what you think!


  1. A New Way to Drink Morning Coffee

If you are anything like me, drinking coffee in the mornings is a must. I am not a huge fan of black coffee, so I end up adding tons of sugar and sweeteners which make it so unhealthy, although very tasty. I have figured out a new way to drink my coffee in the mornings without feeling as guilty: protein shake + black coffee. I brew 8 ounces of coffee in the Keurig and pour that over ice into a big Starbucks cup. I then add Ripples Coffee Protein Shake over top (linked below) and stir it all together. It doesn’t taste too much like coffee which is ideal for me, but I also don’t feel the guilt of adding 3 tablespoons of sugar to my cup. This protein shake has plant-based protein, meaning that it is dairy-free as well. This drink is a perfect healthier alternative to a delicious Dunkin or Starbucks coffee!

https://www.ripplefoods.com/protein-shake/coffee/

They also carry this product at Target which is where I get mine!




  1. Peanut Butter + Protein Powder

One thing I always hated about protein powder was its taste. No matter how many things you added with it, the sweetness of the powder overtook everything and I absolutely hated it! I finally came across one recipe that I fell in love with. This recipe has tons of protein and does not taste artificial or overly sweet at all. It is a great way to get in that extra protein. I normally have mine as a breakfast alternative because it is so filling. Just blend everything listed below together and your all set! I like the extra crunch in my smoothie so I add cacao nibs and chia seeds; if this is not something you like, feel free to leave those out!

Recipe

1 Banana

2 Tablespoons of peanut butter (just an estimate, I normally do 2 spoonfuls)

1 scoop of Protein powder (using the scooper provided in the tub)

https://www.amazon.com/OPTIMUM-NUTRITION-STANDARD-Protein-Isolates/dp/B000GISTZ4/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0?cv_ct_cx=whey+protein+vanilla+ice+cream&dchild=1&keywords=whey+protein+vanilla+ice+cream&pd_rd_i=B000GISTZ4&pd_rd_r=89952405-f192-4415-bd65-a5df813caec9&pd_rd_w=EUOsp&pd_rd_wg=PBTWP&pf_rd_p=d027eaac-7531-45fe-a61e-20ae30db06de&pf_rd_r=DS94R3ARAKJ13KT5GQ87&psc=1&qid=1588349928&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1-70f7c15d-07d8-466a-b325-4be35d7258cc

½ cup of almond milk (any milk works for this; if this is not enough, add some more to get the consistency you desire)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

https://www.amazon.com/Navitas-Organics-Chia-Seeds-oz/dp/B004IWYB0Q/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=chia+seeds&qid=1588350056&s=grocery&sr=1-6

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

https://www.amazon.com/Navitas-Organics-Cacao-Nibs-oz/dp/B000OQ4A3S


  1. Fruity Protein Shake

If you are more of a fruit person and prefer to add more fruits to your shakes, this one is perfect for you. It is not as protein-packed as the others, but still a great way to incorporate some more protein naturally. Just blend everything listed below together and you're all done! I add chia seeds to mine as well, but this step is totally optional!

Recipe

1 banana

3 strawberries

1 tablespoon peanut butter

½ cup milk of your choice (add more or less depending on the desired consistency)

1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)



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