How to Get Maximum Health Benefits From Your Protein Shake
How to Get Maximum Health Benefits From Your Protein Shake
How to Get Maximum Health Benefits From Your Protein Shake

When you have the vertical sleeve surgery like what I had it is so important to get that protein in. One way I find is the easiest way to get that done is by drinking a protein shake. Protein drinks alone are boring and don’t always taste good. But by adding some simple ingredients to your drink you can make it a good one.

By adding a few simple tweaks to the way you create your shakes you’ll be able to maximize the health benefits. Soon you’ll be enjoying drinking your protein shakes.

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How to Get Maximum Health Benefits From Your Protein Shake

A protein shake is a drink that you can use to help you build muscle, improve your health or lose weight. The idea is that you’re providing yourself with a convenient way to increase your protein intake, which is useful because protein is what the body uses to make muscle, make neurotransmitters and also repair wounds.

But not all shakes are made equal and if you’re going to get the best benefits from it, you need to choose it wisely. Read on and we’ll look at how you can go about getting the very most from your protein shake – by choosing the very best form of protein and then turning it into a delicious smoothie!

Types of Protein

When you buy protein shake, you’ll have a ton of different options to pick from. You can choose whey , casein , eggs or soy to name just a few!

Unless you are a vegan, the best option for your protein by far is whey protein. That’s because whey, which is a by-product of the cheese making process, is completely natural and healthy with the ability to be absorbed very easily into the body. Whey is more bioavailable when compared to soy or casein and cheaper when compared to egg!

The only exception to this rule is that casein may be more useful when choosing a shake to have before bed. That’s because casein absorbs more slowly, providing a steady release of its amino acids that the body can use to build muscle throughout the night.

You’ll also find that protein shakes come in a variety of mixtures. They come in all manner of flavors and with a ton of different added ingredients like creatine.

For our purposes, the best thing to do is to find a shake is that pure whey with nothing extra. This will cost a lot less (and you can source things like creatine cheaply if you want to add them) but it will also mean you aren’t getting heaps of carbs, sugars and fats added to your drink – so you’ll be building more muscle and less fat!

And we’re then going to add it all to a nice smoothie! My favorite protein and the one I think tastes the best is premier protein. You can buy it virtually anywhere including Walmart. It’s cheaper than other brands and tastes amazing, even alone.

Making Your Shake

A plain whey is not a very tasty drink but the good news is that you can fix that by adding it to a smoothie and including your own flavors in the form of bananas, strawberries and various other ingredients. The key here is to think about the flavor but also the health benefits that you want to get from your smoothie.

Add whole milk to improve absorption and testosterone production for example. Add strawberries for vitamin C and antioxidants, or add avocado for more healthy fats and a dose of extra protein. All this will go down much more smoothly, provide a ton of extra health benefits and also be cheaper and more delicious. Go with the basic stuff and make your own mix, it’s the only way to really make the most of your shake!

You’ll need a good blender to make your shake! The best one that I find for making single serving protein shakes is the NutriBullet. The NutriBullet is very nice and small and doesn’t take up much space honestly.

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Once you get a good blender all you need to do is add your ingredients in and blend! Don’t make these protein shakes to complicated. Making them complicated will just throw you off and you won’t want to continue making them.

Also, with the NutriBullet you won’t have many things to wash and clean up. Which I love because who likes cleaning? I mean I love organizing, just hate the cleaning part.

Here’s some other things you may consider adding to your protein shake:

  • Frozen Fruits
  • Frozen Veggies
  • Avocados
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Probiotics
  • Collagen
  • Supplements you may need like vitamins and minerals.
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Frozen Yogurt

How to Get Maximum Health Benefits From Your Protein Shake

I hope you get started with making your protein shakes more tasty! I love a good blueberry protein shake first thing in the morning. It really helps me get my day started. I started drinking protein shakes slow maybe once or twice a week. Now I drink one once a day.

Don’t get burnt out on protein shakes though. They should be enjoyable and if you don’t get them right the first time continue making them until you get it right.

Thanks for coming back and reading! Until next time.

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