Not all Protein shakes taste phenomenal, although there are some that do, but they are a fundamental nutritional supplement that bring a ton of benefits to both your physique and performance when working out. They are also a fantastic inclusion into weight-loss or muscle-gain focused diets thanks to its high protein count. As long as you're dedicated to a fitness goal that involves building lean muscle, there's no way to run from the drink that often tastes a shade short of a milkshake.
You don't always have to glug it down like a Viking at a feast. These 5 easy tips could be the improvement you need to enjoy the taste of your daily protein shakes.
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1. Replace a portion of water with milk
Instead of mixing it with water, replace half the quantity of H20 with any kind of milk to add richness and thicken the protein shake. Some milk, like soy or almond, come with a distinct nuttiness that works well with chocolate protein shakes.
2. Make a yoghurt protein mix
For someone who enjoys thicker beverages, mix some yoghurt into your shake. Vanilla or fruit-based yoghurts bring a nice sweetness to the protein shake as well. Use a blender instead of a shaker to mix if you're particular to the errant lump in your drink.
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3. Whip up a fruit smoothie
Fruits are one of the most common ways to make your protein shake more enjoyable. Bananas are the most popular, given that it both thickens and sweetens the shake. Other great fruits include berries, coconut, and mango.
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4. Blend the shake with oatmeal
Put a twist to your morning bowl of oatmeal. Steel cut oats have about 7g of protein per 1/4 cup, and do well with being blended into a protein shake. It makes for a heartier drink too, or a filling snack. Steel cut oatmeal also has a low glycemic index, allowing for a slow release of energy which will power you through an intensive workout. Mix with a teaspoon of cocoa powder, honey, or peanut butter for more flavour.
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5. Incorporate powdered orange juice
This is best with vanilla protein powder. Add a scoop of powdered orange juice to the drink before shaking it up, and it'll cut through whey protein's slightly overpowering taste. It'll also taste like a creamsicle. If you can't find powder, you can also use orange juice.
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- July 24, 2016
- Beatrice Bowers