I thought I would share a protein shake recipe that I make when I am working on getting rid of my flibble-flabble. I use this one all the time now that I started taking BODYPUMP™. It has a good amount of simple carbs to help quickly deliver protein to the repairing muscles.
Vanilla Protien Powder, 1 serving
Orange Juice, 3/4 cup
Coconut Milk, 3/4 cup
Ice cubes, 4
Very simple: toss it all in a blender (I use a NutriBullet) and enjoy!
Now, some people don’t get down with protein powders – there are other, cleaner, ways to make an after workout snack. You could use egg whites and a little vanilla in lieu of powder. Or you could go for some hard-boiled eggs and skip the smoothies. This is just what I like to do. It’s redic fast and I can provide fuel to my body within 30 minutes of completing my workout.
If you are not sure about using protein powders, WebMD has a nice intro article, you can read it here. If you are trying to choose what type is good for you, you can read more about the specific types here on naturalhealth365. As always, your doctor is always a wise place to start if you have specific health concerns or feel you need help with how much protein you need and how/if you should supplement.
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