A scoop or two of protein powder is usually added to a liquid such as milk or water, sometimes along with other ingredients, and then blended to create a shake or smoothie. These healthy drinks can then be consumed as part of a meal, or as a convenient meal replacement.
Protein powders are often made from whey, hemp, or soy, but there are a variety of other proteins to choose from. Everyone needs protein because it is essential for every critical body function. It is suggested that men consume 56 grams of protein daily, and 46 grams for women, so recipes for protein drinks should be adjusted accordingly.