For the past while I have not wanted to drink protein shakes and was letting myself stay a little below my target grams of protein. I convinced myself it was okay to slack on the protein and sub it for my beloved rice cakes instead, because they were low calorie or the same calories as my protein shake
But this wasn’t working for me.
Surprise, surprise I was hungry throughout the day because I was replacing 20 grams of protein with temporarily satisfying carbs that did not keep me full.
So I have challenged myself to drink a protein shake every day for the next two weeks.
I have already noticed how much better I feel and am not left wanting to graze in the late morning hours.
This may seem silly and it’s important to know that this is not my goal because protein shake are the healthiest thing ever or that everyone needs to drink them.
This is my goal because with this extra 20 grams of protein (that I can easily whip up and take with me) I feel more full and notice that I am less likely to snack on random things throughout the day if my protein is at an appropriate level.
Now onto the recipe. I like my protein shakes on the thicker side and of sufficient quantity. Make the appropriate modifications for what you like!
Strawberry Banana Protein Shake
- 2/3 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/3 ripe banana
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 tsp. peanut butter
- 1 scoop protein powder (mine was chocolate)
Add all these to a blender and let it work for a minute or two until everything is nice and smooth!