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If you’ve ever had a protein shake, odds are you’ve tried some that definitely don’t taste like the advertised flavor.
I’ve tried so many different protein shakes and protein powders and health drinks that it’s kind of ridiculous. And most of them don’t pass the first sip test… meaning I’ve tried a single sip before I spit it out and swore “never again!”
And yes, that includes all of those drinks where you blend up the “tasteless” or “super-fantastic” veggies into the drink. I’m sorry. I can’t do most of those. If you can, you’re amazing and more power to you.
Not every protein shake is created equal.
Those premixed protein shakes that you just have to pop the tab to drink? Yeah. I love the idea of them. The convenience, the simplicitiy…. but the truth is, I can’t do those, either. To my taste buds, those aren’t yummy. I can’t even choke one down.
Who am I kidding? I’m gagging just thinking about them…
In other words, everyone’s going to have a different favorite protein shake flavor or brand. And even once you find a flavor you like, you’ll have to find the way that you like to have it.
Here’s how to make a milkshake style protein shake – that’s worth drinking
I’m a milkshake snob. I’ll be the first to admit it.
Here in Utah, there are a lot of places that advertise they have milkshakes. I’m sorry – but if I need a spoon to eat my milkshake, that’s not a milkshake. It’s an ice cream shake. So if you’re looking for an ice cream shake, this recipe isn’t for you.
On the other hand, if you want something that’s drinkable and makes you a little bit guilty for being that rich and creamy, then try this.
Now, if you’re using a blender, the order of ingredients won’t matter so much. But if you’re using a nutri ninja or some single-serve blender, follow the order as outlined. That’ll help you avoid chunks – of fruit or, *gag* clumpy protein powder.
Ready? Then let’s make a post-workout, recovery deliciousness protein shake that’s just rich and guilty enough to enjoy drinking.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 4 oz plain Greek yogurt (I use fat-free only because I can’t find whole plain Greek yogurt)
- 2 scoops of vanilla flavored protein powder
- 1 scoop of generic benefiber (because, fiber is good)
- a handful of frozen berries
The yogurt and the frozen berries gives the shake enough substance to classify it as an awesome milkshake. And the slightly sour taste of plain yogurt? It offsets and contrasts the berries and vanilla protein powder perfectly… transforming everything into a milkshake perfection.
Yup. I found my protein shake.
And no, I’m never going to add kale or spinach to this. I like my strawberry protein shake to look (and taste) like a strawberry milkshake, thanks.
Milkshake snob out, y’all. *mic drop*
What’s your favorite protein shake or milkshake recipe? I’d love to know, so please share – green vegetables and all.
After all, if you aren’t going to make me a milkshake, at least share the recipe, ‘mkay? Thanks!