Make The Ultimate Protein Shake | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Make The Ultimate Protein Shake

START

In a blender, combine 1 scoop whey protein powder, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, and 1/2 cup 2% milk or nut milk.

ADD FRUIT

Pick 1 or 2 (fresh or frozen):
Banana, berries, pear, orange, apple, mango, pineapple (1 1/2 cups total)

Remove peels (if not edible), cores, and pits as needed; Cut into 1-inch chunks

ADD VEGETABLE

Pick 1 or 2:
Kale, spinach, beet, parsley, romaine, carrot, cucumber, watercress (1/2 cups total).

Remove any ribs, cores, and tough stems or peels; Chop roughly.

ADD THICKENER

Pick 1 or 2 (optional):

Peanut or almond butter, cashews, walnuts, rolled oats, avocado (1 to 2 Tbsp)

Use to give your smoothie great texture and a bonus dose of nutrients

ADD HEALTH BOOST

Pick 1 or 2 (optional):

Green-tea powder, turmeric, ground flax, psyllium husk (1/4 tsp to 1 Tbsp)

Add green tea or turmeric (use 1/4 tsp) for antioxidants, and add flax and psyllium (use 1 Tbsp) for fiber

ADD FLAVOR BOOST

Pick 1 or 2 (optional):

Ground cinnamon, grated fresh ginger, vanilla extract, honey, maple syrup (1/4 to 1/2 tsp)

Blend in a small amount to add new layers of flavor; Then adjust to taste

FINISH

Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice or water. Blend until smooth.

By Mens Health Staff

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