Sunday, 10 November 2013

Recipes to Prepare Nutritious and Delicious Protein Shakes

The fact has become evident to all that proteins serve as the building blocks for the body, and in order to grow muscles one needs to increase the consumption of proteins. Foods until now had been the prime source of protein consumption; however, in recent years the trend of using protein shakes and supplements has greatly increased among bodybuilders to attain their required proteins.

The reason why bodybuilders use protein powder and shakes for muscles building is because they are the most convenient and pure protein options. Besides the protein shakes available in the market, you can get crafty and prepare your own shakes.

The lines below give some recipes to make delightful protein shakes for building muscles.

1. Egg and Soy Shake:

Egg and soy both are great sources of protein. You can make a delicious shake using them with the following recipe:

  • A cup of soy milk
  • A cup of egg with its yolk beaten to forth
  • A scoop of vanilla ice-cream with low fat
  • One tablespoon of brown sugar

Simply put all these in your blender and hit the button when the shake is ready put vanilla ice-cream on top before serving.

2. Oatmeal and Banana Shake:

Besides having sufficient protein content, banana is rich in potassium and other minerals that help boost the energy levels. Oatmeal on the other hand is known to keep your belly full and control blood sugar level. A delightful bodybuilding shake you can prepare using them has the following recipe.

  • A banana
  • Two tablespoons of oatmeal
  • Two tablespoons of whey protein
  • A cup of skimmed milk (low fat)

Blend all these ingredients together and use the nuts of your liking for garnishing and have a healthy and delicious shake ready to serve.

3. Almond Shake:

Almond is known for its vitamin E and essential fatty acids content and using it with whey protein gives great benefit for bodybuilding. Recipe for a delicious almond shake is as follows:

  • Two cups skimmed milk
  • Half cup oatmeal
  • Two tablespoon of whey protein
  • Fifteen sliced almonds
  • Half cup raisins
  • One tablespoon peanut butter

Putt all the ingredients in the blender except peanut butter. Add peanut butter at the end to make the shake more crunchy and yummy.

4. Cream and Berries Shake:
Berries are known for their antioxidant properties in addition to the important nutrients they carry. You can use berries with cream and add whey protein to make an excellent shake for muscle building purposes. The recipe you need to follow is as under:

  • A bowl of various berries of your liking
  • Two tablespoon of whey protein
  • Fifteen oz. of pineapple juice
  • Ice

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it till it becomes thick. Pour in a glass and enjoy a delicious and nutritious protein shake.

Bottom Line:

In a nutshell, if you don’t find the protein shakes available in the market according to your liking in terms of taste, then don’t worry. You can improvise a bit by using the aforementioned recipes and prepare nutritious and delicious protein shakes according to your liking.

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