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Protein Smoothies

Protein Smoothies with power

Protein Smoothie

Powerful Protein Drink

If you thought bodybuilding involved eating bland concoctions and bars to get the amount of protein required to gain weight then here’s some good news for you! Although there are still some unsavory products available in the market, drinking delicious and powerful protein smoothies can help you get the much needed protein nutrition without sacrificing the taste.

Smoothies may sound unhealthy but they actually look and taste extremely healthy. For a filling and great tasting smoothie, cut back on ice-cream, milk, yoghurt, and use more of fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, low fat yoghurt, almond milk, coconut, cocoa and whey powder. These smoothies are great breakfast and lunch replacement and are highly recommended for those wanting to tone up some lean muscles.

Whey Protein Smoothies:

When it comes to losing weight or building muscles, there’s no magic pill that you can pop to achieve your goal. You need to workout diligently and follow a healthy diet. Whey protein smoothies can add more nutrition to your diet without increasing the calorie count. You will find several whey protein smoothie recipes to choose from because whey protein powder can be added to almost any smoothie recipe to make it healthier.

Whey protein usually comes in a powdered form that can be added to smoothies. It doesn’t have a strong taste but some brands may contain slightly distinct flavors. Thus, adding whey protein to smoothies will not change the taste while making the drink more nutritious.

Whey protein contains essential amino acids that aid in diverse body functions including muscle building, injuries repair, metabolism, and so on. Whey protein smoothies are highly beneficial for athletes and bodybuilders as they are an incredible source of protein, with low fat content.

Recipe for Fruity Whey Protein Smoothie:

Take 1 frozen banana, 1 or 2 scoopful(s) of whey protein powder, 3 large strawberries, 1/2 cup of skim milk, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup shaved ice, 1/2 cup of yogurt. First blend banana with protein, milk, ice, and yogurt until a smooth texture is formed. Now add strawberries and blueberries, and blend until smooth. Adding fruits later will help keep their flavor fresh. Other fruits may be added to make the drink more delicious and fruity.

High Protein Smoothies:

You can prepare high protein smoothies by adding a quality source of protein which turns your health drink into a complete replacement meal. Protein powders made form peas, hemp, rice or whey, are highly recommended as they are powerful sources of protein. Hemp protein powder is an excellent way to add omega 3 fats and fiber to your smoothie. Whey and hemp proteins are both mild tasting, and hemp protein in particular, will add a rich texture to your drink.

Recipe for High Protein Smoothie:

Take 1 cup of vanilla yogurt, 1 cup 2% milk, 1 banana cut into chunks, 2 tablespoons of protein powder, and 2 tablespoons of wheat germ. Mix all ingredients in the blender until smooth and foamy. Pour the smoothie into a frost-chilled glass and serve immediately.

Even if you are not an athlete or a bodybuilder, try these mouthwatering and powerful protein smoothies, and who knows? It might just be the beginning of a new found love for protein smoothies.

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Vanilla Almond Butter Smoothie

 

The simple things in life…

The key ingredients in this smoothie are almonds. This recipe calls for both chopped almonds and almond milk to give it a boost of protein.

Ingredients:

½ Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder

½ of a Banana

1 tbsp. of Almond Butter 1 tbsp. of Almonds, Chopped

1 Cup of Almond Milk

2-3 Ice Cubes

Steps:

  1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
  3. Blend until smooth

Protein Smoothie Tip: For more protein and some crunch, try garnishing this smoothie with chopped almonds

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Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

Stick to cinnamon for flavour

The key ingredient in this smoothie is vanilla protein powder, which adds protein to this recipe while also adding a hint of vanilla flavor.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Almond Milk
2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Apple
½ tsp. of Cinnamon
3-4 Ice Cubes

Steps:

1. Cut the apple into chunks
2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
3. Blend until smooth

Protein Smoothie Tip: For added sweetness, more protein, and a different texture try adding a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Have your cake and drink it too…

The key ingredient in this smoothie is vanilla protein powder. Adding protein powder to this smoothie is an easy way to add protein to it without changing the flavor too much.

Ingredients:

½ Cup of Carrot Juice
1 Banana
½ Cup of Almond Milk
1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
3-4 Ice Cubes

Steps:

1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
3. Blend until smooth

Protein Smoothie Tip: Using protein powder makes this smoothie customizable in that you can add as much or as little protein powder as necessary.

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Banana Honey Smoothie

Honey is a key smoothie ingredient….

The two key ingredients that provide this recipe with protein are Greek yogurt and vanilla protein powder.

Ingredients:

1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
½ Cup of Fat Free Milk
¼ Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Banana
1 tsp. of Honey

Steps:

1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
3. Blend until smooth

Protein Smoothie Tip: For a different taste and more protein try adding two tbsp. of nut butter such as peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter.

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Strawberry Quinoa Smoothie

The key ingredient in this smoothie is quinoa. This grain is extremely filling and loaded with protein.

Ingredients:

½ of a Banana
1/4 Cup of Vanilla Greek Yogurt
¼ Cup of Quinoa, Cooked
1 Cup of Strawberries
½ Cup of Almond Milk
3-4 Ice Cubes

Steps:

1. Cut the banana into ½ inch slices
2. Cut the strawberries into halves
3. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
4. Blend until smooth

Protein Smoothie Tip: For extra protein and fiber try adding a tablespoon of chia seeds.

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Almond Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

The key ingredient in this smoothie is almond butter. Almond butter is similar to peanut butter in the sense that it has a good amount of protein per serving.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. of Almond Butter
1 Cup of Almond Milk
¼ Cup of Rolled Oats
1/8 tsp. of Cinnamon

Steps:

1. Add all of the ingredients to the blender
2. Blend until smooth

Protein Smoothie Tip: For extra protein, try adding a scoop of protein powder to this recipe.

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