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Breaking Down Protein Shakes

Breaking Down Protein Shakes

Protein shakes are incredibly useful and a necessity for those on a fitness journey, even those wanting to lose weight. while you may have assumed that protein shakes are just for guys that weight lift, they actually have several benefits and we are going to break them down today, and also provide a recipe for shakes you can make at home.



 

Benefits of Protein Shakes


Muscle Growth

Adding protein shakes to your daily routine, along with regular exercise, is a sure way to quickly build muscles. The proteins help to 'feed' muscles and enhance them as you progress and add weight to your workouts.


Weight Loss

Protein shakes aid in speeding up your metabolism, while simultaneously making you feel full. The combination of these two things means that you should notice yourself toning up rather than filling out.


Quicker Recovery

Protein shakes don't just feel your muscles, they also heal them. They can help to mend any tearing or damage your muscles go through during a workout and help you to bounce back quickly.


Convenient Nutrition

Not only are protein shakes a great source of necessary nutrition, but they are also very easy and quick to make, as well as tasty if you know the right brands to buy.

 

Types of Protein


- Milk

- Whey

- Casein

- Egg

- Soy

- Rice


Rachel Recommends: Isopure or Integrated Whey

 

Basic Protein Shake Recipe


Ingredients:

1 scoop of Isopure Whey (or preferred protein powder)

1 frozen banana

3/4 cup almond or oat milk

1 tsp flax seeds

1 tap chia seeds


Optional Additions:

1 tbsp peanut butter

1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 Greek yogurt

1/2 cold brew coffee

1/2 frozen berries

(Add PB & Berries for PBJ style!)


Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, add ice if necessary

  2. Enjoy!

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