Protein shakes make a great addition to your diet.
They’re perfect for getting a meal in on the go and for refueling and recovering after tough workouts. As convenient as shakes are, after a while, just powder, water or milk and ice gets pretty boring.
Liven up your shake selection with these ingredients and you’ll be chugging happily again.
Add peanut butter to flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry for extra thickness and creaminess.
Your choices are endless when it comes to fruit in your shakes. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, cherries, pineapples, mangos- the list goes on and on. Let your imagination run wild in the produce aisle and play with flavors to create your new favorite treat.
Everyone loves chocolate, but dark chocolate is actually a healthy choice because it contains antioxidants that aid in recovery. This makes them ideal for your post-workout shake. Use it in chip or syrup form to give your shake just the right amount of sweetness.
Give your morning breakfast shake a little more substance by adding oatmeal. Oats help keep you fuller throughout the day and keep your blood sugar levels stable so you don’t crash in the afternoon.
Get a smoothie vibe from your shake with the addition of Greek yogurt. This type of yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, so your shake gets that creamy texture you love in a smoothie.
Shakes make it super easy to get your veggies in each day. Kale, spinach and other leafy greens mix in with almost no taste and help you meet your fiber quota. Carrots and sweet potato add a little sweetness and Vitamin A. Toss in your favorites and save yourself some time in the kitchen chopping.
One of the best parts of implementing protein shakes into your current nutrition plan is how much variety they offer. You go super sweet to satisfy cravings, tropical, or even a little savory with the right veggies. Choose the add-ins that fit your nutritional goals and needs and drink up!