Protein does a body good

By January 7, 2011Shake it up

Looking for ways to protein up? You might just be down for this recipe. Simple, fast, easy protein shakes. Calorie, carb, fat and protein counts attached too.

And psst, if you know me, you know I don’t do recipes, because welI … I don’t cook. But I am one for good health and wellness, and I’m out to change my ways in 2011 by getting healthier and eating a more organic, balanced diet. So who knows what’s ahead.

That said, this whipped-up wealth of goodness is care of my organic-off-the-chart friend and wellness queen, Gabrielle Tschopp seen here (if I drink this maybe I’ll get her abs, green knowledge and fab cooking skills?). Enjoy.

FOR MOMS:
1 C crushed ice
8 oz water (or unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 scoop protein powder (Designer Whey Chocolate or Vanilla)
½  ripe banana
1 T natural peanut butter
1 scoop Green SuperFood (Amazing Grass Chocolate Drink Powder)
Blend and serve immediately.
Makes approx. 16 oz.:  Calories 290, Protein 20g, Carb 15g, Fat 7g
(Note: This is a fabulous breakfast that will keep you super energized for three hours!  Drink 90 minutes prior to a workout for amazing strength and endurance.  Also good for the afternoon lull.)

FOR KIDS:
1 C crushed ice
8 oz organic milk, almond milk, rice milk or water
1 scoop protein powder (Designer Whey Chocolate)
1 ripe banana
1 scoop Green SuperFood (Amazing Grass Chocolate Drink Powder)
Blend and serve immediately.
Makes approx. 16 oz.:  Calories 350, Protein 27g, Carb 45g
(Note: This makes a great breakfast and/or after-school snack.  The only thing that is missing is good fat.  If allergies are not a concern, you can add 1T of natural peanut butter or other nut butter for an additional 100 calories, or chase with 2t of omega-3 fish oil or flax oil which would add about 50 calories.)

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