Protein shake cocktails are beverages consisting of protein powder, liquid and any additional ingredients such as fruits or vegetables that provide necessary fuel to replenish muscles post workout. They’re usually taken post-exercise to restore energy stores within your body and replenish muscles that have been depleted from exercising.
Schnapps adds extra protein to this tasty postworkout beverage that also features grapefruit juice and peeled avocado, creating a low-cal option with plenty of antioxidants!
Berry Flaxseed Cocktail
This beautiful pink smoothie is packed with antioxidants and heart-healthy flax seeds for an easy meal or snack option! Topped off with healthy whole-food toppings for even greater customization, it makes an attractive presentation at breakfast or brunch time!
Ground flaxseed in this recipe provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid known to lower cholesterol and maintain heart health. Furthermore, flaxseed provides fiber which plays a key role in digestive health and may help avoid constipation.
This Strawberry Banana Flax Smoothie is packed with essential vitamins and minerals for a nutritious, delicious breakfast on-the-go. Made with dairy and non-dairy milks, frozen strawberries, banana, yogurt, flax seeds and oat bran. Flax seeds provide fiber, omega-3s and protein while the oat bran adds additional soluble fiber and protein that’ll keep you feeling satisfied all morning long!
Peanut Butter Banana Shake
Frozen bananas make this dish creamy and naturally sweet while providing potassium, vitamin C, fiber and biotin – essential elements in an energy-rich breakfast or dessert recipe!
Peanut butter provides essential protein, helping keep you full. Choose between crunchy or creamy, with all-natural peanut butter without added sugar as the best choice; alternatively almond, cashew or sunflower butter might work just as well!
Add ground flax seeds or chia seeds for more filling fiber, but if they’re not part of your pantry. You could also boost its protein content post workout recovery drink with one scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder.
Milk and bananas make an excellent combination in this creamy smoothie, but if you want something creamier try swapping out one cup for plain or low-fat Greek yogurt instead. Add a dash of cocoa powder for an irresistibly chocolate peanut butter shake!
Your mouth will thank you for this delectable chocolate milkshake, but unfortunately, its traditional recipe can often contain excess calories, sugar and fat. But with a few minor modifications and substitutions, this treat can still taste delectable!
Start with a cup of milk – either regular or almond. Next, mix in one scoop of protein powder and one tablespoon of cocoa powder to give the rich, thick shake flavor you crave. Top your drink off with shavings of chocolate or bits from Snickers, Kit-Kats, Three Musketeers bars or whatever chocolate candy bar your heart desires for an added treat!
For an extra low calorie breakfast option, switch out vanilla soy milk with unsweetened coconut milk, use powdered peanut butter instead (this cuts approximately 120 calories) and sprinkle some chia or flax seeds onto it as toppings – adding fiber and good fats is always welcome!
Protein shakes are an excellent way to kick-start your day, keeping your tummy full until lunchtime and helping prevent hunger pangs until then. They’re also great as a snack or post-workout recovery drink; and if powdered protein isn’t your cup of tea, other ingredients can create tasty yet nutritious shakes and smoothies!
Sugar will add sweetness to your protein shake and help mask any bitter or bland flavors present in the protein powder. Baby spinach adds mild leafy green flavor without overpowering other vegetables like kale or collard greens; finally add in chia seeds for an additional dose of fiber and healthy fats!
Berry Berry Shake
Berry smoothies are an easy and tasty way to incorporate various fruits into your diet, while remaining low-cal and packed full of essential nutrients. This smoothie features both fresh and frozen berries for maximum berry goodness; in addition, there’s a sweetener like honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness if necessary.
The great thing about this berry smoothie is its versatility: you can easily customize its ingredients. Choose the type of protein powder you use, change up the milk option you use or even top it with some granola! This snack makes an excellent breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up when life gets busy – plus, kids love having this dairy-free and nutritious treat as part of their breakfast or treat!
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Peanut Almond Shake
This smoothie recipe offers an enjoyable way to satisfy your peanut butter craving without overeating fat. Frozen bananas add creaminess, while peanut butter and dates provide flavor. Ground flaxseed provides filling fiber content; however, you may wish to omit this addition altogether if desired. This drink also allows for experimentation; feel free to experiment by adding other ingredients such as chia seeds, maca powder or even rolled oats as you see fit!
Any type of nut butter can be used, including sunflower seed butter which has lower calories and fat counts. A vanilla-flavored protein powder could add even more nutrition. If dates are unavailable, maple syrup or honey could work instead; otherwise you could replace frozen banana with extra ice to give a slushy consistency to the smoothie.