Do you want some fries with that shake? No, thanks I'm working hard to keep my fitness where it's at without adding fries I'll just keep the shake!
Protein shakes are great options when you need to fuel after a workout. Now remember I'm not advocating a certain brand because I am paid to. Where I disagree buying a product to use as a shake is when:
a) You have to drink that brand only.
b) You have to buy it from a dealer not at any store.
c) It is junk protein with soy and fillers.
d) It is sold as a meal replacement and part of a diet dangerously low in calories.
I love shakes and they have been a staple in helping my mom heal after surgery or when it is too hard for her to eat her calories I can pack a lot of fuel in one little mug!
One of my favorite shakes right now is this one below it is fantastic and should be used as a post workout shake! Why? Because you should be eating more carbohydrates and proteins after workout to facilitate healing and repair. As well you will burn up all the energy from the carbohydrates instead of storing them!
Everyone asks what protein powder I use, now I am not a nutritionist or dietician but this is the one I feel the best using. It is sweetened with Stevia and is GMO free (genetically modified organism). There is no soy in it which is important as well. Why? That's a whole other article.
It is available at many grocery stores (Extra Foods in Canada) and is not really expensive.
In a Magic Bullet Mug add in order listed:
1 frozen banana
4 ice cubes (large size)
1 tsp-tbsp of natural peanut butter or almond butter
Water to fill the mug up to 3/4 full (about 400 ml)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
Blend and serve.
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