Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Readers Request: How I make my shake.

So I received a message asking how I make my protein shakes.
Shakes are perfect anytime of day! I usually have one for either breakfast, post workout, & before bed & sometimes all 3! Now that it is getting warm outside I craaave them!
I love protein shakes because they are so versatile. You really can put anything in your shake. Here is one of my low cal shakes that I make often.

First I get everything out.. (okay, not really.. I grab and go.. but for your viewing pleasure)

I start with a liquid base- You can use water or any type of milk works just fine.

I use  about a 1-1.5 cups of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk

Then I add my 1 scoop of protein. Vanilla Elite Whey was the winner today. 

Then I add a pinch of both Gaur Gum and Xanthan Gum, For creaminess and thickness. You can grab these online on amazon or I picked mine up at my local grocery store

I usually add a fruit- Frozen banana, blackberries, blueberries etc. But yesterday I picked up these driscoll beauties at Costco and of course a Raspberry shake was calling my name. 

I only use a handful and snack on a few more while its blending :)

I used Chia seeds today- You may also use ground flax seeds or PB/AB 
Simply toss 7-10 ice cubes in

A handful or two of spinach... (Yes, spinach! I promise you can't taste it and you will reap all the  benefits nutrients!)


I love watching the color change ;)

Pour into your glass and drink the remaining straight from the blender ;)
or be lady like and just refill your glass but I prefer to just drink it. 

Healthy, Protein Packed, Creeeamy, smooth and delicious!

Q. Whats your favorite Protein Shake Mix?
I'm usually a chocolate-banana girl but who can pass up raspberry?


  1. Yum yum! I always use unsweetened almond milk in mine too! Right now im loving chocolatey flavors but normally im more of a vanilla or coffee flavored fan

  2. What exactly does guar gum and xanthum gum do?

  3. Gaur gum makes it creamy (like ice cream consistency and xanthan gum is just a thickner! You could easily just use a banana or more ice as well.

  4. LOVE shakes!! My fav is choco protein powder/spinach/banana. Love your blog - I'm also LDS =)

  5. Liz got me hooked on your blog--she thought we were a lot alike in our workout nuttiness factor :) I've been loving reading through your past entries and getting inspired to eat more whole foods--thanks for all the great tips! Nice to know there's someone out there even more INSANE than me about working out.

  6. I lovelovelove green smoothies...but I have not put protein powder in one yet! Probably because the only protein powder I have at the moment is chocolate. ;) What's your favorite brand of protein powder?

  7. @perilsea WELCOME! yes, crazy.. but sane :)
    @ April! Chocolate is my favorite! I use dymatize Elite whey!