For any time of day (recipe also includes versions without protein powder & without dairy products)!
BY: TYLER HAMMETT
There’s nothing quite like finishing a sweaty workout to come home and chug a cold, thick delicious protein shake packed with fruit, vegetables, and flavor. Unfortunately for me, that just wasn’t the case for quite a long time.
When I purchased my first blender in 2016, I remember struggling to make the perfect protein shake. Some days, it would be watery (yuck), and others would taste chalky (double yuck). I knew that if I could just get the recipe right, then I would be in GOLDEN.
Flash a few years forwards to 2019, where I learned that the perfect protein shake wasn’t a guessing game but instead a game of measurements. When I began consciously weighing my food and measuring the ingredients I was using, I found that the consistency and flavors of my shakes greatly improved. I also noticed that I was consistently forming better eating patterns because I was starting my day out in the right direction!
Now that I’ve mastered my protein shake recipe, I have a shake every single day. I usually have mine first thing in the morning, right after my workouts, but this protein shake recipe is excellent for any time of day. I find that my protein shake recipe is great because:
- I get a full serving of protein first thing in the morning. Since protein can be a tough macro-nutrient for most people to fit into their diets (let’s be honest, most people prefer cheese and bread aka CARBS and FATS ), having a shake first thing in the morning helps ensure that I reach my daily protein goals. By front loading protein, you will keep yourself from the feeling of “ shoveling it in” at the end of the day. Trust me I get it, I have been there!
- I stay full throughout the morning, and there is nothing worse than eating an entire bagel only to be hungry 30 minutes later. Having a protein shake helps me stay full all morning since it combines all the nutrients to keep me satiated until my next meal.
- It’s quick and easy. I don’t know many people who have time to make themselves a four-course meal, especially in the morning (myself included). Having a protein shake with or for breakfast means having a reliable meal/snack that will give me the energy and nourishment I need to start my day without fussing with a stove or requiring massive clean-up.
Without any further delay, here is my No-Fail Protein Shake Recipe!
SWAPS AND SWITCHES
Looking for a protein shake recipe without protein powder? No worries! Instead of adding a scoop of protein powder, try adding 1 cup of unsweetened, plain Greek yogurt to your smoothie instead. This is a great protein shake recipe option without protein powder since 1 cup of Greek yogurt has roughly 24-30 grams of protein. Using yogurt instead of protein powder gives you a comparable protein shake without the powder that can sometimes upset digestion and cause some bloating for some.
For anyone who is a vegan and looking for a vegan protein shake option, I highly recommend checking out Huel, Or Unico. Both choices are brands that I have personally tried and really enjoyed, with Huel being my go to nowadays.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your current smoothie, I’m also a big fan of pouring it into a bowl, topping it with fresh fruit (or frozen fruit that’s been warmed up in the microwave), granola, and chia seeds for a fun twist on a regular smoothie.
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Owner of Nourish With Ty
NASM CPT , CNS
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I work with athletes who struggle with weight management and joint pain after leaving the sports world. I believe that when we have the tools and knowledge to nourish ourselves through proper nutrition and movement, we will achieve health and vitality for every season of life.