RD Short: Building the Perfect Shake
Why protein shakes? Protein shakes address can address 3 nutrition habits at the same time. With the right ingredients, and the right timing, you could; eat every two to four hours, have protein with a meal and vegetables with a meal!
Check out our suggestions on making the perfect shake and see below for more!
What Kind of protein should You buy?
Whey or Plant based are our general recommendations. Whatever you choose:
1) Make sure its minimal ingredients
2) Watch out for Soy
3) Whatever you choose, make sure it vibes with your stomach.
Add your fruit:
1) Lean towards berries: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries.
2) Avoid highlighting high sugar fruits like bananas or pineapple
An anytime meal (a meal not after a workout), add a fat:
Coconut oil, nut butter, whole nuts or avocado.
If it's a post-workout meal:
Add a starch (oats, sweet potato, pumpkin, extra fruit), nix the fat.
Extracts (Mint / Vanilla)
Spices (Cinnamon, clove, salt)
Almond / Cashew Milks