When Daniel and I started working out and figuring out our nutrition we realized we were lacking protein in our diet. We started using protein powder to help balance our protein, fats, and carbohydrate intake. I had no clue how to mix and use protein powder when we started. Since then I’ve created 3 protein shakes I absolutely love.

 

Peanut Butter Trophy Shake

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The Peanut Butter Trophy Shake combines ice, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, and a banana. I call it the trophy shake, because it is my reward after an intense workout. It’s so sweet and delicious like ice cream. It’s a great cool down treat after I sweated buckets at the gym. At 370 calories this shake is a meal replacement shake.

Serving Size 1 person
Makes about 30 ounces

Ingredients
2 handfuls of ice
1 cup unsweetened almond milk.
1 scoop of Grass-fed Whey Chocolate Protein
1 TB of peanut butter
1 banana

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Here is the nutritional info on the ingredients I use. Yours will vary based on what protein powder you use.

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Pick Me Up Protein Shake

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The Pick Me Up Protein Shake combines ice, coffee, chocolate protein powder, organic chocolate syrup, and a splash of milk. I make this shake in the afternoon if I’m dragging, because I stayed up too late the night before reading my book. I’ll also make this shake before going into a heavy workout to give me a boost of energy. I absolutely love this mocha flavored shake.

Serving Size 1 person
Makes about 30 ounces

Ingredients
2 handfuls of ice
1 cup cold leftover coffee (fresh coffee is fine too)
1 scoop of Grass-fed Whey Chocolate Protein
1 TB organic chocolate syrup
1 TB of milk (I use 2%, but any kind will do)

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Here is the nutritional info on the ingredients I use. Yours will vary based on what protein powder you use.

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Kids Protein Shake

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Occasionally I’ll make my kids a protein shake. I combine ice, milk, organic chocolate syrup, and chocolate protein powder in the blender and divide into three cups. They love it when I make them their “chocolate drinks!” I feel like a good mommy adding protein to their diet. It’s a win-win in my book.

These are three ways I use protein powder. How do you use it?