Monday, August 3, 2015

Protein Shakes

I love a good protein shake because they can be healthy and taste good at the same time.  The only problem? A lot of them either don't taste good or don't look appetizing.  Here are two recipes for vanilla protein shakes that I have come up with:

Vanilla and Cucumber Shake:
  • 1 scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4-6 slices of cucumber
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
It is optional to puree the cucumber slices, but if you choose not to, the cucumbers may make the shake a little chunky.  Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 20-40 seconds, depending on how thick you want the shake. Makes one tall glass or between 12-16 ounces.

Vanilla Peppermint Shake:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 20-30 seconds.  Makes one tall glass or between 12-16 ounnces.