6.17.2013

Protein Shake!

Before a couple months ago, I had never had a protein or meal replacement shake before.  I had never bought the protein powders or other replacement powders and going into a GNC just seemed like something that I would never have a reason to do.  

I paid little attention to health or my diet, and the result was a sluggish attitude and clothes that kept shrinking (really, it was a waistline that was expanding but I told myself the clothes were the culprit). 

Today I seriously get excited for my lunch of Shakeology and I love learning about nutrition and health!  A while back a friend from work let me try the protein shake that she'll sometimes bring it.  I'll be honest, I was skeptical that it would taste like anything pleasant.  I was so surprised when it actually tasted really good!!  The recipe is below - try it out and let me know what you think!  

I definitely would not have this every day - there's quite a few calories in it and it's extremely filling, but on a day when I know I'm going to be running around a lot this is a great thing to pack because it's so easy!  I like to freeze mine so it can thaw while I'm running around so by the time I'm hungry it's a perfect milkshake consistency!  This plus my Shakeology and I'm a happy, healthy & non-hungry girl on those busy days!



In a blender, combine the following ingredients and blend until smooth:

6 ice cubes
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup juice (whichever kind you prefer!)
1 6oz container yogurt (again, whichever you prefer!)
1 egg
1 scoop protein powder (I like the vanilla, but it's really whichever you prefer - surprise!)
1 handful spinach
1 cup frozen fruit

I pour all mine in a shaker cup from GNC and stick it in the freezer until I'm ready to go - it's perfect!

Let me know what you think if you try it!


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