I've been telling you all about that wonderful milkshake that I drink every day with our new fitness plan....I know you were beginning to think it didn't exist, but it really does!!
While there are quite a few pre-made shakes out there to use, I prefer to make my own because I can control the sugar, carbs, calories, etc. Here is the recipe I use for my daily protein shake:
1/2 scoop EAS Soy Protein Powder (Chocolate)
1/2 cup Silk Almond Milk (Light)
2 teaspoons Benefiber
1/4 medium banana
1 tablespoon of Hershey's Dark Chocolate Powder
1 cup ice
I put all of these ingredients into the Ninja cup, screw on the lid and blend! If it seems a little thick, I will add several drops of almond milk. I drink this right after my morning workout to feed my muscles some protein. In a pinch, this shake can also be used as a meal replacement. Sometimes, when I'm feeling a little adventurous and need some extra calories, I use the Silk Nutchello Milk...OH. MY. GOODNESS... it is so chocolatey, rich and YUM!!
This recipe is versatile. You can use a whole banana, a whole cup of milk, and an entire scoop of protein powder. I want low calories, low sugar and low carbs, so I use smaller portions.
The EAS Soy Protein Powder also comes in vanilla flavor. The change I make for vanilla is to eliminate the Hershey's Dark Chocolate and add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I will sometimes add a little apple pie spice (to taste). Either shake is absolutely delicious and helps with not feeling deprived of the things I enjoy!
As always, please, please, please speak to your doctor before you alter your diet or start an exercise program, especially if you have issues like high blood pressure or diabetes. The things I have shared on my blog are changes that work for me and for the hubster.
Outside of menopause, I have no underlying health issues. Of course, the hubster says I'm closer to dead than he is (with his high blood pressure) as my resting pulse is only 57, which in his words is "barely above ground"...LOL. That is probably why it is taking me 3 times longer to lose a few pounds!!