February 16, 2017

Fitness | How to Create the Best Protein Shake to Fuel Your Workouts

homemade protein shakes
The moment you realize that your physical journey involves so much more than just hitting the gym, it becomes a part of your everyday existence.  I knew that fruits was going to be a huge part of my diet but I wasn't exactly aware of how I was going to fit them in on a daily basis.  I wanted to have a bowl of fruit everyday for the natural vitamins, minerals and nutrients that my body needed so I was searching for ways to incorporate them into my daily regimen.



homemade protein shakes

Enter Protein Shakes... I was always drinking them but only mixing them with coconut water and taking them to the gym.  Even though I would eat before I hit the gym, sometimes I would feel a little tired before my workout was through.  One day, I decided to add fruit and turn my shake into a smoothie. It was pretty good but I though I would like it more if it were frozen. So I started chopping up tons of fresh fruit on the weekends and portioning them off in sandwich bags and freezing them. During the winter months when a lot of the fresh fruit is 'out of season' I have to go with frozen fruit instead.homemade protein shake
 
 Protein is a must for sustaining muscle and encouraging muscle growth and I had to find ways to get the amount of protein I needed each day to prevent muscle loss.  I fell in love with Quest Protein Powder which I buy from Amazon.  It has 20 grams of protein per pack and 0 added sugar. I mix it with coconut water and my frozen fruit and I have so much energy during my workouts that I actually finish up with 30 minutes of cardio.  One day I was on Bodybuilding.com and I actually saw a post where someone made frozen popsicles with their protein blend so can't wait till summer to make my own popsicle smoothies!
homemade protein shake
I choose these 24oz Blender Bottles specifically because they were 24ozs.  I have some that are 20ozs but they just didn't hold all the blended mixture.  What I like about these bottles is that they don't seep moisture. I carry my protein shake around with me while working out and there's no moisture seeping through the bottle. For me, I like to get my protein into my muscles while i'm lifting weights. It gives me an energy boost during my workout so that I can lift weights to maximum capacity.
homemade protein shake

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