3 Delicious Protein Shakes from Scratch

3 Delicious Protein Shakes from Scratch

Getting the right amount of protein after a workout is essential to the muscle building process. When you build your muscles, you’re actually creating “micro tears” – providing your body with quick access to protein soon after working out will help to repair the tears and give you the results you want. But protein shakes don’t have to be powdery and boring! Here are a few recipes for protein shakes from scratch that will taste great AND deliver the nutrients you need.

1) Berry Banana Blast

Berry Banana Blast Protein Shake

3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup tofu
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey

The tofu and chia seeds in this shake will give you the protein boost you need, while the fresh and frozen fruit will make a sweet treat for your taste buds.

2) Green Monster

Green Monster Protein Shake

3/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup spinach
1/2 avocado
1 tablespoon of matcha
1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter
1 tablespoon honey

This protein packed shake gathers its strength from the Greek yogurt, avocado, and nut-butter. You’ll also get plenty of the “good” (unsaturated) fats that can help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. In addition, the tablespoon of matcha will provide energy throughout the day.

3) Tropical Twist

Tropical Twist Smoothie

3/4 cup coconut water
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup frozen pineapple
1/3 cup frozen mango
Optional: chia seeds

This shake combines the best of both options with a twist on the fruit that will leave a tropical taste in your mouth. Top the shake with chia seeds for an added boost of protein.