A few months ago I posted my simple protein shake recipe. After looking into the nutritional facts if it a bit closer, I decided to switch protein to the Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey, Vanilla Ice Cream flavor – super tasty!. This protein powder has has less carbs, sugar, and calories than what I had previously been using. Per one scoop serving, the Optimum Nutrition has 20 calories, 24 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of sugar. In total, my protein shakes are now less than 150 calories and have 25 grams of protein when made with almond milk.
MY PROTEIN SHAKE RECIPE
- 6 ounces unsweetened original almond milk
- 6 ounces water
- 1 serving of Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Protein, flavor of your choice – there’s a TON to choose from
- Optional: dash of peanut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon or other flavoring
Shake in Blender Bottle and you’re out the door! I have a protein shake for breakfast most days during the week, often making it the night before and putting it in my lunch box. This is also a great option for a post-workout dinner. I purchased my protein on Amazon in the five pound size for $52.99 and in lots of different flavors.
Give it a try! Hope you like it!