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Almond Milk Protein Shake

Almond Milk Protein Shake

 

Did you know that one of the most important things you should do after working out is getting your post workout nutrition? Whenever you work out, your muscles experience intense contractions which cause tiny tears in the tissue (called micro tears). These micro tears require protein to start healing and the best way to treat them is to get some in your body right away. Since it takes time for your body to digest protein from solid food, the most efficient method to deliver that much needed protein is through a protein shake which only takes 30 minutes.

Now that we know how important a protein shake is, the next thing we’re going to talk about is what’s going to be in your shake. There are plenty of different recipes that can be found online. But we’re only going to focus on one main ingredient of your protein shake for now – almond milk. There are definite benefits to using this milk alternative as an ingredient to your homemade protein shake. For one, it contains no lactose so if you’re vegetarian or vegan, this is a great choice for you. This is also good for those who are lactose intolerant or have dairy allergies. Moreover, if you want to lessen your caloric intake, almond milk has lower calorie content in comparison to other types of milk. Last, but certainly not the least, almond milk is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that will pack a healthy punch in your post workout nutritional snack.

So, with all that being said, we’ve listed down a few yummy almond milk protein shake recipes that you may want to try out the next time you work out.

Almond Milk Protein Shake #1: Must Love Mangoes

Mangoes are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron. They’re also extremely delicious so it’s no wonder why we have it as our main ingredient for this protein shake. Before you start though, you’ll need to have your ingredients and a sturdy blender on hand.

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cup of mangoes (fresh)

1 cup of ice cubes

30 grams of protein powder (preferrably whey protein)

1 tablespoon of agave nectar

1 1/2 cup of almond milk

a pinch of salt

What to do:

Put all your ingredients inside the blender before turning it on for two minutes. Make sure that the mixture has a smooth consistency. This yummy mango shake contains about 27g of protein per serving.

Almond Milk Protein Shake #2: Choco-Peanut Butter-Banana Classic

Who wouldn’t love a healthy protein shake that tastes just like a decadent dessert? This little treat is not only delicious but is packed full of nutritional goodness. Peanuts are loaded with vitamin E, protein, manganese, folate, niacin, mono-saturated fat, and antioxidants that are good for your heart!

What you’ll need:

1 cup of almond milk

10 ice cubes

one half of a medium-sized banana

1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter

1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder

What to do:

Slice the banana into smaller pieces. Put all the ingredients together inside the blender. Blend for two minutes, until you reach a smooth consistency.

Almond Milk Protein Shake #3: Coffee Coolatta

A really good way to perk yourself up with energy after a good long workout is to have your caffeine with a good dose of chocolate too!

What you’ll need:

6 oz. of almond milk (unsweetened)

1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder (or vanilla if you prefer it)

1 tablespoon of nutella

1-2 tablespoon of instant coffee

4 ice cubes

What to do:

Put all your ingredients in the blender and blend for 2 minutes or until you get a smooth consistency.

 

Whether you’re in need of a protein shake because you want to buff up your muscles, lose weight, or both, almond milk is a great alternative to other types of milk in the market today. It has zero cholesterol, no saturated fats, low calorie and carb content, and it tastes delicious to boot. Best of all, you can easily make it at home, no preservatives or additives required. There’s no question that this is definitely a healthy and delicious option for fueling your body after a good workout.



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