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Protein shakes are a great way to guarantee a quick & healthy meal. Save time by placing all of the ingredients of each smoothie in a ziplock bag and freeze. Blend when ready to use.
During the school year, our schedule is full and we are constantly running around like crazy. The mornings are the worst, however. I let my kids sleep to the latest possible minute before waking them up and then it’s quickly throw on your clothes, grab your shoes and get to the car! If I’m being completely honest, there are a lot of days where we are just way too behind to eat breakfast. I always hate sending my kids to school without having anything to eat until snack time, it makes me totally feel like a bad mom. But…on the good mornings, we of course eat breakfast, either my homemade pancakes, croissant waffle sandwiches (OMG so good!) or homemade protein balls or even bars (for myself!).I also love to make them protein shakes as I can load them up with vitamins, minerals and proteins all in one go.
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Choosing A Protein
I prefer to use a clean, non-GMO plant based protein called Shaklee Life Shake. The protein powder comes in several different flavors. The vanilla and the chocolate are the ones I use most. It can be purchased at www.gatheredinthekitchen.myshaklee.com.
Choosing A Liquid
In many of the recipes I specify a type of liquid, ranging from regular cow milk (you can choose the % of fat), almond milk, Greek yogurt, etc. I highly suggest that you chose a liquid that you prefer based on your own tastes.
Adding Extra Nutrients
In many of these recipes, I suggest that you can add in spinach or kale. While I’m sure that sounds disgusting to some, I promise it is not. In fact, they are both almost tasteless and you will not even know they are in your shakes! I personally like to add in a scoop of organic greens booster, one tiny little scoop provides all of the nutrients of 1 cup of spinach, kale and broccoli. It’s great for adding in the extra nutrients, especially for kids!
Each of these recipes can have ice added to them, if desired. Personally, I prefer to freeze my ingredients, particularly fruit) before using them in smoothies rather than using ice.
I personally prefer to use my Ninja Blender. It has a single serve or a large multi-serving container that you can use. It blends the ingredients making a shake with perfect consistency – not too frothy, bubbly, or chunky! The Ninja also does great with ice. I’ve had blenders in the past that always seemed to have a hard time chopping up the ice, there would always be huge chunks.
15 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes
I have made a wonderful downloadable recipe book featuring 15 of my favorite protein shake recipes. Print them off and enjoy!
- Strawberry Banana
- Orange Peach
- Pina Colada
- Strawberry Mango Spinach
- Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate
- Chocolate Mint Chip
- Iced Vanilla Chai
- Blueberry Banana
- Strawberry Yogurt
- Pumpkin Pie
- Vanilla Spiced Pear
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Sugar Cookie
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I hope you enjoy these delicious recipes! Please share your favorite recipes in the comments!
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P.S. I shared some of these recipes on a live cooking segment on WBTV! It was so fun brining my mom and daughter to the set to see behind the scenes of my cooking segments!