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My Favorite Protein Shake Recipe

Saturday, August 28, 2010

This is a diverse recipe I came up with that even my kids like. Everyone I've made it for asks me for it.

If you leave out the olive oil, this is an excellent post-workout shake. Fats slow digestion, so leaving it out lets the carbs and protein get to my muscles faster. Usually at this time I'll throw half a teaspoon of L-glutamine powder into it, to expedite muscle repair. I can't taste the glutamine.

The secret to making it a milkshake consistency is using frozen fruit. Any kind will work, but my favorite is the berries.

Into a blender put:

1/2 C plain non-fat yogurt
1/2 C skim milk or cold water
1 C frozen mixed berries
1 scoop protein powder, flavor of choice (I like chocolate the best)
1 tsp. olive oil
Sweetener to taste (I use Splenda)
If I'm post workout I'll toss my powdered L-glutamine in, too.

Blend on high. If it won't move through the blender easily enough, add some cold water until it blends.

This is approximately 345 calories when made with the milk and equal amount of carbs and protein with about 7g of healthy fat. If you are on Weight Watchers it is a serving of dairy, 2 fruit/veggie servings, a lean protein, and a serving of healthy fat.

Let me know what you think!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUVYA04 2/3/2012 10:46AM


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1BUGZZY 2/3/2012 8:54AM

    I am going to have to try this thanks for sharing NANCYANNE55's
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ELECTRICITY3699 2/2/2012 9:59PM

    Never tried the olive oil in a shake before... I also like berries with a little natural peanut butter... YUM!

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A-STRONGER-ME 2/2/2012 7:36PM

    About 6 PointsPlus in WW - depending on your Protein Powder- sounds delish!!

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CINNAMONGURL06 9/9/2010 1:31PM

    Thanks for sharing, I'm going to try this for sure!

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JIBBIE49 9/8/2010 9:59PM

    I would use Coconut Oil in it.

You can buy 4# bags of frozen fruit at Walmart Super Centers for about $7 which is a bargain. I buy the store brand "Great Value" since all of Walmart's "Great Value" items are really name brand products.

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APRILBLESS 9/8/2010 3:27PM

    Speak of the devil. I just saw you posted this!

I definitely shall try this once I get my protein powder purchased... I'm already salivating, with no nevermind to the health benefits... (lol) emoticon

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SUNSHINE667 8/31/2010 9:51PM

    Sounds good, I would like to definitely try that. Chocolate is my fav too!

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PAULAMARIEF 8/31/2010 10:39AM

    Thanks do much for sharing! The oil addition is interesting!

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TWALKER0475 8/30/2010 11:57AM

    You could also add baby spinach to it to sneak in another serving of veggies - I do that a lot when I make protein shakes and you don't even taste it!

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JOURNEY2DESTINY 8/29/2010 1:18PM

    You know Im going to try this. Anything I can do to get the protein and the veggies & fruits up at the same time--is for me. Thanks again, NancyAnne.

Comment edited on: 8/29/2010 1:20:25 PM

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GENKI_WARRIOR 8/29/2010 6:48AM

    Sounds yumm! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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DEVORA4 8/29/2010 12:49AM

  I am just co9ming out of the Dark Ages. I started using frozen fruit just a week ago and I am obsesses with it. I will try yours. I am now into adding green veggies in too. Avacodo or spinach are great. Hugs, debby aka devora4 new leader of t and t team

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GYMRAT_AT44 8/28/2010 10:54PM

    Hey Nancy, I am just about out of the current protein powder I am using. Doing alot of research to make sure I am using the best one for me and there is just so much information out there... which powder do you use?

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KAYE454 8/28/2010 10:46PM

  Thanks for the infro

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SHELLYK972 8/28/2010 10:39PM

    That sounds yummy! I totally agree with the frozen fruit.. You can skip ice when you use it!

What made you think to put olive oil in it?

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