I’m addicted to caffeine. I have no problem waking up early to hit the gym or head to the office, but I need a little bit of caffeine in my veins to get moving. This is a recovery shake that I’ll have after an early morning gym session on my way into the office. It helps me get that caffeine fix and it’s also loaded up with protein to start building muscle.
You can add half of a banana or milk if you wanted to add some extra sweetness into this morning beverage.
This is a lot healthier than an iced beverage from Starbucks in the morning and will help kickstart both your morning and your workout recovery!
You can use any type of vanilla protein powder. Another good option that I love is to use Optimum Nutrition’s Coffee flavored protein powder. It’s wonderful on its own but is made just for this recipe! You can get creative and do 1/2 scoop of coffee protein powder and 1/2 vanilla or chocolate for a little extra flavor.
Save money and save calories with this recipe by avoiding the local coffee shop after the gym!
Today’s recipe is the perfect way to kick start your day with a high protein breakfast shake. Oatmeal is a staple of my diet…I use it for shakes, breakfast, toppings…all sorts of things. It’s a great (mostly clean) energy source.
This recipe combines oatmeal with raisins, peanut butter and more. Great for a breakfast on the go or a Saturday morning post workout shake. I’d recommend using it on a cardio day.
Strawberries are a very versatile and tasty ingredient for a protein shake. You can mix them with a number of different flavors of protein powder including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and more.
This works great with some ground flaxseed to add some additional nutrition value. Sometimes I will add in a few scoops of oatmeal too if I am drinking this in the morning. Frozen strawberries are cheap and can be bought in large bags from the grocery store. You can blend them frozen too.
This shake is sweet, tasty and best of all — healthy! Drink this strawberry shake to start building mass and burning fat today! Enjoy this one!
Fit2Fat2Fit has put together an awesome recipe for a Butterfinger protein shake! (No, it doesn’t actually include any Butterfinger candy bars. :D)
I have a notorious sweet tooth and love Bufferfinger bars so this is a good healthy alternative. It’s still plenty sweet and very tasty, but doesn’t contain the sugar and calories of the actual candy bar.
This recipe is a little bit more involved than most of the ones I post. You’ll need a number of ingredients and a few of them may require a trip to the grocery store. It’s worth all of the effort though as this is one of my most favorite protein shakes!
Let me know what you think of this tasty, protein packed Butterfinger treat!
Tasty recipe here for a banana treat for post workout! This isn’t packed with sugar, but it is packed with flavor. This is another favorite recipe that I’ve found online and recommend it to everybody!
It’ll help boost your daily protein intake without adding a bunch of empty calories. Most of all, this banana protein shake tastes delicious!
Banana protein shakes are great if you are bulking or cutting. This provides nutrients that will help keep you full and keep your muscles growing!
If you have a sweet tooth like me, then this protein shake is a great, healthy recovery beverage. It’s loaded with carbs to replenish your energy and of course packed with protein. You get a full serving of fruit as well! Bananas and honey are two of my favorite ingredients for protein shakes and I use them in a lot of different shakes. You can pretty much add them to any flavor of whey or soy protein. Let me know if you guys like this one!
I love this quick and easy banana mocha protein shake recipe right after hitting the gym in the morning! It provided an extra boost of energy that will last throughout the day. Enjoy!
Here’s a great, quick recipe for a fruity protein shake that is great if you are cutting. It features the minimal ingredients plus a little pineapple for a sweet and fruity twist.
I enjoy this one a lot during the summer. It’s great to sip on the porch or after a workout on your vacation. The calories and sugar content are nice and low so you can keep cutting the extra fat for your beach body. Enjoy!
Here’s a video of one of my favorite blueberry protein shake recipes. I’m a huge blueberry fan…I can eat dozens and dozens of them, especially after a workout. They are my favorite fruit to use in protein shakes because they blend easily and taste great. Plus you don’t need a whole ton of them to really add a great fruity taste to your recovery shake.
This particular recipe adds in some oats and it tastes just like blueberry oatmeal or a blueberry muffin. Great for breakfast!
Here’s the video:
If you are into organic, natural foods then you’ll love this protein shake recipe.
This honey banana themed shake is as healthy as it comes and uses only natural ingredients. This is great if you are cutting or are following a strict diet. Nearly everything in this shake is super healthy for you and you can add in additional vitamins or supplements very easily.
The honey should provide enough natural sweetness but feel free to add in some calorie free sweetener if you have more of a sweet tooth.