Protein shakes are great way to sneak healthy foods into your diet. Why skip breakfast? You can make a fast, easy, and delicious protein shake or smoothie! Protein shakes are packed with lean healthy protein, fruits, and sometimes even vegetables and super foods! Shakes and smoothies truly are the new fast food.
After a strength training workout, an athlete has 1 hour to consume protein to prevent muscle soreness. After a cardio workout, the athlete only has 30 minutes! Some experts suggest that liquid protein is the best way to prevent muscle soreness. The easiest way to consume liquid protein is with a healthy and delicious protein shake!
If you want to turn your protein shake into a green smoothie JUST ADD GREENS! There are many tasty veggies that are a perfect addition to your protein shake or smoothie. Try spinach, kale, avocado, or cucumber! You could also add lettuce or collard greens- pretty much any leafy vegetable will taste great!
Protein shakes are also an easy way to sneak super foods into your diet. Try adding super foods such as coconut oil, seeds such as chia, hemp, and flax seed, spirulina, chlorella, and even acai berry. Try different combinations of ingredients until you find the nutrient packed protein shake that is perfect for you!
Avoid adding whey protein powders to a plant based protein shake, Whey is a highly processed animal product that does not generally contain live nutrients. Whey protein is also a NO GO for vegetarians. Try to avoid soy protein powders and milks as well. Some studies suggest that over consumption of soy can lead to negative side effects.
To make the best plant based protein shake or smoothie; simply follow the tips provided by this article. Choose the right protein source, such as plant based protein, and you’ll be on your way to making healthy shakes and smoothies in no time!