Protein Shake Recipes
Protein shakes are a go-to food for anyone trying to get in shape. And while some shakes you find at restaurants and food vendors are packed full of sugar, you can make a healthy, metabolism-boosting shake at home in just a few easy steps.
The number one reason people rely on protein shakes is for the muscle building properties. When you’re trying to pack on the muscle, you need all the protein you can get. And the greater the variety the better, in order to diversify your amino acid intake.
Whether it’s a pre-workout shake, a post-workout shake, or a meal replacement when you’re in a rush, they’re totally effective for keeping you at the top of your game.
And in addition to their muscle building benefits, protein shakes are also great metabolism boosters. Protein fills you up, keeps you satisfied, and takes longer to digest, which means you’ll burn more calories and fat in the process! This is why protein shakes are also great for anyone on a fat-burning diet.
So how can you make a healthy, muscle building, fat burning shake at home? Here are my best protein shake recipes…
Best Protein Shake Recipes
For all of these recipes, you have a lot of great choices when it comes to high quality protein powders. I’ve left my recommendations pretty general, and only noted the best options when it comes to flavor.
For a list of some of the best protein powders, read my article on Best Protein Powders here! And use what works for you.
1. Berry Blast Shake
This one serves all purposes, whether you’re looking to build muscle or burn fat. And the antioxidant support will support your overall health and fitness!
Combine 6 ounces of acai or pomegranate juice, a handful of frozen blueberries, 5 frozen strawberries, a few ice cubes, and 1 scoop of plain or vanilla protein powder. Mix in a blender for 30 seconds and serve!
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake