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Waking up for an early morning workout is hard. Going through all of the exercises, half awake and wondering if I’m doing them or just dreaming it, is even harder. But the protein shake that tastes like a milkshake at the end? Totally worth it.
But here’s the thing… last grocery shopping trip, I forgot to buy more Greek yogurt. Thankfully, with a little creativity, a lot of gutsiness, and some cheering by my kids, I found an easy, quick second way to make a protein shake that’s delicious. So, without further ado, here’s how to make a protein shake taste like a milkshake – in 2 easy steps.
How to Make a Protein Shake Taste Like a Milkshake
Step 1: Get creative with your liquid choices
Okay, so usually those protein powders recommend using water or milk to blend into a protein shake. Do you know what that means? It means a boring, gross shake.
This time, I tried smooth, strawberry kefir (which I’d bought at a local grocery store). Yeah, I know… I didn’t have yogurt but I had flavored kefir. My kids adore kefir (and so do I!), so we try to keep some on hand for them. So, I raided the kefir.
Not familiar with kefir? It’s like yogurt – in fact, it’s exactly like yogurt. It’s just made with a different kind of bacteria, so it has a slightly different flavor.
And because it was flavored kefir, I skipped adding anything else. No milk, no fruit. Just the kefir.
But adding 2 scoops of the best ever protein powder to kefir? The regular blender bottle wasn’t going to hack it – unless I was okay with clumps of protein powder.
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So here’s the second step.
Step 2: Use a blender to mix your protein shake
In a pinch, a blender bottle is perfect. It’s a great invention. But you’re never going to get a silky smooth milkshake texture with it. To get the foamy richness of a milkshake, you need a high-powered blender.
Using a blender will cream all of those protein powder pockets into oblivion. It’ll also quickly fold in air – giving an added touch of foam to the milkshake. To me, that’s like getting free whipped cream on top of the milkshake – minus the calories.
So use the blender. Sure, it means washing another dish – unless you get a (my favorite) single-serve smoothie blender.
A milkshake that’s delicious, perfect for an after-workout recovery, and no extra dishes…
That’s my kind of morning, y’all.
Be sure to pin this for later! Now what about you – what do you like to add to your protein powder milkshakes?
Oh – just in case you need a full and complete recipe to an award-worthy milkshake-style protein shake.