The Reason for Homemade Protein Shakes:
Just about anybody who is into bodybuilding or body-sculpting – and there are legions of them these days – is well aware of the importance of including protein shakes as a diet supplement. This is because, whether the goal is to lose weight and body fat, or increase the size of your muscles and get stronger and bigger, protein is the vitally important ingredient in your diet. The building block of the muscles in our body is protein; hence, without adequate amounts of it, enough muscle simply will not be built by your body.
Although it is always best to get your protein from natural foods, however, it can often be an overwhelming task to prepare the amounts of protein foods necessary, and also to consume them in such large quantities. This is what has created a great demand for protein shakes, and there are a plethora of them available commercially. But these are expensive, and many simply find them too bland, or get bored by them. Therefore, more and more people are opting for homemade protein shakes. So, here are a few easy-to-make and yummy, high protein shake recipes that you can whip up in a jiff at home.
Peanut Butter n’ Banana Protein Shake Recipe
8 oz skim milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
2 scoops of whey protein powder
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. And there you have it, a delicious homemade power protein shake drink.
Fruit n’ Yogurt Protein Shake Recipe
1 cup strawberries
½ cup of orange juice
1 cup low fat yogurt, vanilla flavor
1½ cups skim milk
2 scoops whey protein powder
1 tbsp honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Lemon Cheese Cake N’ Strawberry Protein Shake Recipe
3 scoops lemon cheese cake ice cream
1 cup strawberries, frozen
3 tbsp evaporated milk
2½ cups milk
Put the milk and eggs first in a blender and blend them together. Then add the lemon cheesecake ice cream and continue blending. Lastly, add the evaporated milk and strawberries and blend.
Strawberry n’ Pineapple n’ Apricot Protein Shake Recipe
¼ cup pineapple, crushed
1 apricot, fresh and diced
1 tbsp skim milk powder
1 tbsp protein powder
1 tsp flax seed oil
1½ cups water
Process the fruit along with the rest of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Fruit n’ Bran Protein Shake Recipe
1 cup apple juice
½ banana, fresh
1/3 cup peaches or blueberries
1 tsp bran
1-3 tbsp protein powder, made out of milk and egg
Some ice cubes
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and smooth.
Tropical Protein Shake Recipe
4 strawberries, frozen
½ a banana, frozen
½ a mango
2 tbsp pina colada mix, frozen
1 tbsp protein powder
1 tsp flax oil
1¼ cup water
6 cubes of ice
Blend all of the above ingredients in a blender until mixed thoroughly and serve in a tall glass.
Chocolaty n’ Minty Protein Shake Recipe
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 cup vanilla ice cream, sugar free
2 cups milk, non-fat
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
a dash of peppermint extract
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.