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Protein is an extremely important part of your diet and is needed by your body especially to build up your muscles and if you do not take in adequate quantities of it, you will not be able to build up on them. All those who are interested in body building know the importance of having protein drinks as it serves as a great diet supplement. People can have a protein shake for a number of reasons and it could be to lose weight and body fat or to build up their muscles. It is advised that you have protein in its natural form as far as possible, however, there is a lot of problem when it comes to preparing food that is rich in protein due to which the need to take protein supplements arises. There are plenty of protein shakes that are readily available in markets but most of them are very expensive and do not taste very good as they contain preservatives.
A homemade high protein drink of peanut butter and banana can be prepared at home by taking 8 oz of skim milk, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 banana and 2 scoops of whey protein powder and mixing all of them together in a blender until a smooth mixture has been formed and then drink. Another protein drink of fruit and yogurt can be made by mixing a cup of strawberries, half a cup of orange juice, a cup of low fat yogurt that is vanilla flavor, one and a half cup of skim milk, 1 tablespoon honey and 2 scoops of whey protein powder in a blender and blend all of them until a smooth mixture has been formed and drink. A protein drink recipe that is made with lemon cheese cake and strawberries is a great option for which you need a cup of frozen strawberries, 4 eggs, 3 scoops of lemon cheese cake ice cream, two and a half cups of milk, and 3 tablespoons of evaporated milk.
A homemade protein drink can be made by taking 4 frozen strawberries, half a mango, half a frozen banana, 1 teaspoon of flax oil, 2 tablespoons of pina colada mix that is frozen, 1 tablespoon of protein powder, 1 ¼ cup of water and 6 cubes of ice and blending all of them together. This recipe is called the tropical protein shake and can be served in a tall glass. It is recommended that you have proteins every three hours and if your protein shake is not very thick, you can try adding more frozen banana or add slightly less liquid. A chocolaty and minty protein drink is another great recipe that you can try at home that tastes great and can be prepared by taking 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder, 2 cups of non fat milk, 1 cup of vanilla ice cream that is sugar free, a cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of water and some peppermint extract and mixing all of them in a blender. You should have your protein drink before you go to the gym and even after you are back. However, if you are a person who is suffering from any kind of illness or heart disease, diabetes, problems related to the back and so on, it is best that you consult a doctor before you decide on any change in your diet and lifestyle to avoid further complications.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|