You all know I’m trying to take in more protein, less carbs, blah, blah, blah…and I’m proud to announce I’m doing much better at it. My nutritionist would be proud. She has told me that with my tall-ness and activity level I need at least 90 grams of protein a day. Let me tell you, it’s no easy feat trying to get that much tucked inside of me by the end of the day…specially when I’m not super crazy about certain meats. Or meat in general. What I crave? Not protein, not meat, not salt…its sugary things. Horrible, I know. I wish I didn’t. It would make life so much simpler. But I always get excited when I find a way to get nutrition, protein, and even my cravings for sugar all in one package.
For me, this shake fits the bill. My Mom actually made this one up and I mooched some of it off of her and said, “I need this recipe for my site!” It’s kind of amazing. So yes, this recipe serves 2, although…quite honestly, I would probably drink the whole thing…just because I would.
Mango Strawberry Protein Shake
- 1 large, frozen banana
- ¾ cup organic, frozen strawberries
- ¾ cup frozen mango
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
- 1 packet Truvia
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla
- 1 ½ cup almond milk**
Blend all the ingredients up in your blender. Stick in a straw and guzzle down. No, sorry… sip it politely.
*For protein powder, we used Jillian Michael’s whey protein powder. I recommend this stuff, she’s really careful to use all natural ingredients, unlike a lot of other protein powders. And it’s really affordable at $10! I didn’t add up the protein powder in the nutritional info, because you might have a different protein powder with a different calories and protein count. If you do use this variety, it’s 100 calories per scoop with 10 grams of protein.
**We used this homemade almond milk
Nutritional Info (per serving, protein powder omitted): Cals: 150, Fat: 2.5g, Sodium: 137mg, Carbs: 31.5g, Fibre: 5g, Sugars: 15g, Protein: 2g
I love drinking this sort of thing after a good, hard morning’s workout when I’m hot and sweaty…it’s just so refreshing and great for recovery! And it’s a lot faster than grilling up a chicken breast or boiling an egg!
Just a note: I’ll be gone singing with the family band this weekend, so it might be a few days before I’m back. Just know I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth…
Do you drink protein shakes? Or do you prefer to get your protein in whole foods (meat, tofu, beans, ect)?
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