The 1 Minute Protein Shake and Why it’s Important to Your Day

I’m not an advocate for skipping or drinking your meals. But a protein shake can augment your diet on those days you are in a rush and don’t have time to make breakfast. In addition, enhancing a healthy diet with extra protein can facilitate building muscle mass.

Proteins come from both plant and animal sources. They provide the same amount of caloric energy as carbohydrates, but are not as readily stored as fats in your body. If we don’t ingest enough protein, our bodies become low in essential amino acids, which are critical for producing hormones and enzymes.

In addition to amino acid deficiencies, I commonly see deficiencies in vitamin B12 folate, and iron (commonly found in protein sources) among vegetarians so a protein shake is an important alternative. Many protein powders include vitamins and minerals essential for good health.

Here is a recipe for those times when you are in a rush and don’t have time to make breakfast.

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup of frozen strawberries (or whatever frozen berries you prefer)
  • ¾ Cup of coconut/soya/almond milk
  • 1 Scoop of vegetarian protein powder

Equipment:

Magic Bullet” (Or any of the equivalent) – so you can blend and go!

TIP!: Pour all the ingredients into your blender making sure you add the protein LAST, after the liquid and shake it up before you start blending.

For related content, read my other blog “Skipping Meals Makes You Dumb & Fat

 

Dr. Elizabeth Stavros N.D. Recommends Nutrient Support Complex

It contains vegetarian protein, vitamins and fruit antioxidants for healthy weight management

Dr. Elizabeth Stavros N.D. Recommends Nutrient Support Complex

Ultra Protein Plus powder is a healthful nutritional protein supplement for individuals who wish to increase their intake of protein, essential nutrients, and prebiotics in the form of a delicious beverage.

Author: Elaine Chin

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