Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I am trying hard to get in the amount of protein that I am supposed to while strength training. Some days it is tough, especially on those cold winter days. Now that it is spring/summerish weather I am back to drinking those protein shakes and am trying some new recipes.
I found one the other day on Pinterest and I "liked" it so I would remember it and try it. I had it a few days ago and it was ok. I had it again this morning and put a little bit more of the ingredients in and it was delicious!
Here is the recipe in case you would like to try it.
Butterfinger Protein Shake
(it sounds like it is just a name to get you to try it but it really does taste like a Butterfinger)
8 ounces almond milk (I use lactose free milk cause that is what I have on hand right now)
1 T. butterscotch pudding mix (I used a little bit more of this the second time
1 T. peanut butter (gotta go with the natural stuff on this people...don't be using that fake peanut butter)
1 to 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
5 ice cubes or more (I used more like 10)
Blend it up and drink it down. Yum! If I am craving a candy bar I need to remember this recipe because I could easily just drink this instead and it would be so much better for me.
There are quite a few other recipes out there and the same day that I was trying out this shake I got a Facebook post from Girls Gone Strong with a bunch of other recipes to try. Molly with Girls Gone Strong wrote it up and posted it on her site. You can see the full article if you go here. She has reasons why you should use protein shakes in your diet too that you might want to read about. Very interesting!
Here are the recipes that she posted the other day...