Protein shakes

category_drink80PROTEIN SHAKES – I have made some of the worst protein shakes going. I outdid myself with one that included a shot of wheatgrass and spirulina, a teaspoon of leucine and an ice cube tray of frozen espresso. It was truly disgusting. And gave me caffeine shakes.

Fortunately, with a bit of help and experimentation, I’ve created some better ones. Protein shakes are a great way to start the day: they’re quick and easy to make and ‘eat’, the protein fills you up (I don’t need anything until lunchtime after one of these), they’re low carb, so won’t make your blood sugar rocket, plus you can add all sorts of extra nutrients. Here are my favourites:

Berry shake

This is my go-to morning shake.

IMG_08191 cup soya milk (high protein, but you can substitute rice or almond milk)

1/2 cup of frozen berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry or blackberry)

1 dsp Sweet Freedom (or agave, maple syrup or 1tsp Stevia)

1 tsp suncholrella

1 tsp lecithin (fat-burning)

20g (1 scoop) protein powder (Vital Whey or Hemp)

Blend.

Peanut butter smoothie

I have this when I really want a big wadge of bread with peanut butter

IMG_08201 cup soya milk (high protein, but you can substitute rice or almond milk)

1/2 – 1 frozen, sliced banana

1 dsp Sweet Freedom (or agave, maple syrup or 1tsp Stevia)

1 tsp lecithin (fat-burning)

20g (1 scoop) protein powder (Vital Whey or Hemp)

1 dsp peanut, almond or hazelnut butter

1 dsp sieved cocoa powder if I’m feeling decadent

Blend.

Almond and kale smoothie

Honestly not as disgusting as it sounds! From Gwyneth Paltrow’s book, It’s all Good.

1 cup torn kale leaves, discard the thick rib in the centre of the leaf

1 cup almond or soya milk

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp almonds soaked overnight in water

1 tbsp manuka or raw honey

1 pitted date

1 tbsp coconut oil

Blend.

 

 

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