Hi everyone. There’s so many times when I look into my cupboard and see that I’ve run out of protein powder, or somehow managed to leave the container at work again. Or even sometimes when I end up heading out to a friend’s house and forget to bring my protein powder with me! After a long session in the gym, this would normally be that last thing I want to discover, however recently I have learnt how to make homemade protein shakes which have just as much protein as the protein powder with even more nutrients and vitamins for your body.
The formula for creating your own homemade protein shakes are actually really easy.
All you need is 5 simple ingredients.
Liquid, Main source protein, protein booster, fruit and natural sweetener. You can choose whatever you want to be these ingredients, but here’s some examples.
Your shake starts off with ¾ cup liquid. Some ideas for this liquid include dairy milk, nut milks or soy milk, coconut milk or coconut water. For your protein greek yoghurt, silken tofu, nut butter and raw cashews. And for your protein booster think of whole oats, chia seeds, flax seeds and hemp hearts.
¾ cup Almond milk
2 tbsp almond butter
1 medium banana
2 tbsp oats
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 pitted dried date
Pinch of cinnamon
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender.
Serve in a tall glass with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.