Protein is required for your body to function optimally. Too little protein and your blood sugar spikes, your body doesn’t have enough energy, and you don’t have the nutrition you need for cellular function. Breakfast is the perfect meal to make sure you get enough protein in your day. Start your day off with a protein drink and you’ll have energy that lasts for hours. No cravings, no sugar highs and lows.
Here are three protein packed drinks to help jumpstart your day.
Vanilla Berry Protein Drink
* 1 Scoop Of Vanilla Whey Protein
* 1 Scoop Of Crushed Ice
* 6 oz Pineapple Juice
* 1 Cup Mixed Berries
Whey protein can be found in your local grocery store. Make sure it’s 100% whey protein without unnecessary added ingredients. You can buy unflavored whey protein to use in a variety of recipes and simply add a ¼ tsp of vanilla to the blender when making this smoothie. Add all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.
**Note: if you’re allergic or sensitive to dairy, use Soy protein. It’s a little more difficult to find in the grocery and you may need to go to a specialty store. However, it won’t upset your stomach or cause headaches.
Yogurt & Berries Protein Smoothie
* 1 container of Raspberry Yogurt – Greek if possible it has more protein
* 2 scoops of whey, or soy, protein powder
* 1 Cup strawberries
* 1 Cup blueberries
* 16 ounces of nonfat milk
* Crushed ice (1/2 cup)
Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.
Chocolate Coffee Protein Shake (who doesn’t want to start their day out with chocolate and coffee!)
* 2 scoops Chocolate flavored Protein powder
* 1 cup of skim milk
* ½ cup crushed ice
* 1 cup of water
* 1 scoop of instant coffee
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy.
It’s easy to start your day with a protein shake. If you’re able to purchase a large container of whey or soy protein you can create any number of your own recipes based on your favorite flavors. Peanut butter, banana, berries and of course chocolate all make fantastic protein shakes. To your good health!