Packed with protein, but delicious like a dessert, this protein shake is a great way to either start your day or include as a mid-afternoon snack. It would also be an effective post-workout, recovery meal. It’s easy to make, nutritious, and has the option of being vegan, depending on the protein powder you choose. I personally prefer whey protein, and if you also like whey protein, consider purchasing a whey protein that comes from grass-fed cows never given antibiotics, bovine growth hormone or any other hormones, or never fed genetically modified organisms.
This shake is a great source of calcium, potassium, and flavonoids, a powerful antioxidant.
Recipe for 1 shake:
¾ cup almond milk (I used vanilla flavor)
1 serving protein powder
For a vegan shake, I use Garden of Life RAW vanilla protein powder
For a whey protein shake, I use Dr. Mercola Miracle Whey protein powder vanilla
½ - 1 tsp. cacao powder
½ banana (I recommend using one of those brown bananas you have in your freezer! The overripe banana adds much more flavor.)
Blend. Add ice. Blend again. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts for the Garden of Life RAW Protein Shake:
Nutrition Facts for Dr. Mercola's Miracle Whey Protein Shake:
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In Health and Happiness,
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods