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Add Spinach to your Protein Shake

29 Aug

popeye-eating-spinach[1]Next time you make a protein shake or smoothie in the blender, add a handful of fresh spinach.

Adding spinach to your protein shake or smoothie won’t change the taste (you won’t taste it at all), but it will improve the nutritional content.

Spinach is a great source of nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

The phytonutrients (flavonoid compounds) in spinach may also help protect against inflammatory problems, oxidative stress-related problems, cardiovascular problems, bone problems, and cancers.

I add fresh, baby spinach to my chocolate-peanut butter protein shakes, and my fruit and Greek yogurt protein smoothies.  (it’s probably easier to list ingredients I don’t add to my protein shakes and smoothies than those I do!)

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Chocolate Almond Recovery Shake

19 Feb

chocolate-protein-shake-223x300[1]Do you like Arby’s Jamocha shakes?  I do!  If you like the combined taste of chocolate and coffee, I’ve got a protein shake recipe for you.

Chocolate Almond Recovery Shake

 The carbs in this shake drive nutrients into your muscle cells, speeding their growth.  They also replenish energy stores, ensuring you’ll perform your best at your next workout.

  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 10 unsalted almonds
  • 1 Tbsp lecithin granules
  • 2 packets (2 g) stevia or other sugar alternative
  • 1 cup crushed ice or 6-8 ice cubes
  • 2 level scoops chocolate whey protein powder

Put all of the ingredients except the ice and protein powder into a blender.  Blend on high until fully mixed.  With the blender on medium, add the ice and protein powder.  Increase the speed to high and blend until smooth.  Makes one serving.

Per serving:

  • 400 calories
  • 45 g protein
  • 25 g carbohydrates
  • 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat)
  • 2 g fiber
  • 55 mg sodium

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Chocolate Almond Recovery Shake

20 Feb

chocolate-protein-shake-223x300[1]Do you like Arby’s Jamocha shakes?  I do!  If you like the combined taste of chocolate and coffee, I’ve got a protein shake recipe for you.

Chocolate Almond Recovery Shake

 The carbs in this shake drive nutrients into your muscle cells, speeding their growth.  They also replenish energy stores, ensuring you’ll perform your best at your next workout.

  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 10 unsalted almonds
  • 1 Tbsp lecithin granules
  • 2 packets (2 g) stevia or other sugar alternative
  • 1 cup crushed ice or 6-8 ice cubes
  • 2 level scoops chocolate whey protein powder

Put all of the ingredients except the ice and protein powder into a blender.  Blend on high until fully mixed.  With the blender on medium, add the ice and protein powder.  Increase the speed to high and blend until smooth.  Makes one serving.

Per serving:

  • 400 calories
  • 45 g protein
  • 25 g carbohydrates
  • 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat)
  • 2 g fiber
  • 55 mg sodium

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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