The only time a blender is handy is when you are adding other ingredients such as bananas. You can even add protein powder to things like hot oatmeal. I know it might not sound appealing but I have tried it myself and find it tastes pretty good. It is a good way to get your carbohydrates and protein in at the same time. Protein shakes are also great to drink after your workout. Your body is really craving nutrients after an intense workout so a protein shake will really help with that. They’re all delicious breakfast go-tos that join together to create this energy-boosting protein smoothie. The mix of caffeine, natural sugar and protein is ideal after a tough morning workout. If you’re looking for a bit more protein or a thicker texture, add a bit more yogurt or some 2% milk.
- 1 scoop unflavored /vanilla protein powder
- 12 ounces water
- Whey Protein Shake
- Any fruit
- Mix all these ingredients in one blender
You might be surprised but gram for gram, protein powder can actually be cheaper than protein foods. However, we shouldn't rely totally on supplements. Your body wasn't meant to be constantly processing liquid. It will do a lot better with solid food and there is also a factor called the thermic effect that comes into play. The thermic effect is the energy that is required to digest solid foods. Plant protein may also help suppress appetite more than meat protein. After eating the high protein legume-based meal in the morning, participants ate about 100 calories less for lunch. These participants rated their appetite as lower than they did after eating either the meat-based meal or the low protein legume-based meal.