Drinking a protein shake helps me get the protein I need. However protein powder is usually very gritty and clumps if just mixed with a spoon. Solution: Blender. It comes out baby smooth, fluffs up, and also I can add ice to make it a shake.
You need a blender. Lol. Also, don't think it's not worth your time because you have to clean the blender. It makes a HUGE difference from yucky to yummy. I drink my protein shake right after I do my Insanity workout.
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I recently purchased a Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender. This is an immersion blender that was only $40.00. I used to make soups and stews and have to blend half of the mixture in my Vita-Mix which I also love. But now, I can just use this handy blender right in the pan to blend. So much easier! It also came with an attachment that chops, veggies, fruits, and nuts very well. What a deal!
No extra calories in this quick idea using ingredients already in your meal. When you've finished cooking potatoes with your roast beef, pork tenderloin, chicken or turkey, remove all of the vegetables from the drippings. Return some potatoes to the drippings & whizz them up with a hand blender. The consistency becomes just like gravy & doesn't add unnecessary flour/cornstarch etc calories. Just plain good food that you were already going to eat!
If you don't have a hand blender, a regular counter top blender will do just fine.
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