I have been asked how I make my protein shakes by a few people recently. I tend to go through phases of making one recipe for a while and then move onto another recipe. I may switch it up depending on the work out I did for the day, as well. If its a tougher work out, I like to add peanut butter to my shakes instead of fruit. Or sometimes I add quick oats if I was not able to eat breakfast (say for instance when I run) before my work out. I also just use whatever I have in the house. My husband recently brought home a lot of mangoes so the shake of the moment is mango.
- one cup almond milk
- vanilla protein powder (I use Arbonne)
- 1 banana- I usually peel and freeze over ripe bananas and use them in my shakes. I do not like an overly frozen shake so the frozen banana or frozen fruit is enough for me. If you like frozen drinks, add some ice. Break up the frozen banana into pieces so you do not overwhelm your blender.
- 1 mango- I did not get a lot out of the mango I cut so I used the entire thing. It probably amounted to 1/4- 1/2 cups.
- 1 tbs ground flax
- 1 tsp chia seeds- I add the seeds AFTER I blend the shake. I then let them sit for a few minutes to puff up. If you do not like the texture of puffed chia seeds, then add them and drink right away.
- 2 handfuls of kale (You will NOT taste it!)
Simple, wholesome ingredients is all you need. Don’t like mango? Add another fruit. Omit the fruit altogether and add 1 tbs of peanut butter or 2 tbs of PB2 if you want. If you do not like to eat leafy greens like kale or spinach, add them to your shake. You will not taste the greens and you are still getting the benefits of their nutrients. It just gives your shake the green color but tastes like the other ingredients you add. I promise! Enjoy!