Whey protein powder can be used in a variety of shake recipes, including a peanut butter and jelly shake and a sunrise smoothie. You can customize your own shake to your liking by adding fruit or other ingredients.
To make a peanut butter and jelly shake, blend 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey vanilla ice cream (or another whey vanilla ice cream), 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 2 teaspoons raspberry preserves, 1/4 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup blackberries and 1 cup of ice. Blend to desired consistency and enjoy.
Another whey protein shake recipe is the sunrise smoothie. It is made by combining and blending 1 medium banana, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, 1 scoop strawberry banana whey and 8 ounces of almond milk.
It is common to add many types of fruits and vegetables to whey protein powder when making a shake. Some of the more popular additions include spinach, kale, any type of berry and flavorings such as vanilla and cinnamon. These recipes can be tweaked to help with a particular fitness goal if necessary. Substituting water for almond milk is one way to decrease calories, if lowering calorie intake is needed. Adding whole milk helps if increasing calories is the goal. Whey protein shakes are versatile and helpful in weight loss and muscle building programs.