One of the easiest ways to get as much nutrition as you can, would consist of a shake. First, drinks are an easier way to get the macros met that you need to, without have to prepare a meal. Being someone who is challenged, when it comes to cooking, it also helps me to avoid messing up cooking an actual meal. I have never been a great cook and preparing meals in the kitchen has always brought about difficulties. I like making shakes because they are easier to make and take less time, another important issue. I don’t do well when I have different things to be cooked at once and am infamous for burning one thing, while the other sits undercooked. Let’s just say that my family certainly doesn’t call my phone to prepare any big holiday meals!
Being that I don’t have a great track record and will never be a chef, I love whipping up these shakes when I am in a bind. For starters, grab a jug of protein powder, this will be a key ingredient into these shakes bulking you up. There are countless options, if you choose to go about getting the powder online or you can even attain some in a store, whichever you prefer. As for flavor options, go with what you know that you like. If you have never drank a protein drink but know that you are buying chocolate ice cream, choose the chocolate flavor. Some are turned away from buying these powders because they are worried about the taste. Normally, this would be a big deal but when you mix them within these shakes, they will taste awesome, no matter what! As far as blenders go, you don’t have to break the budget to get one. I would just recommend picking up a cheaper model, as long you have the basic buttons, you should be in good shape. You will also want to get some fruits, whether from frozen or fresh, is your choice. Everyone will have different tastes, so I wanted to put a foundation in place. By following this, you can feel free to substitute whichever fruits, juices, and proteins that you would like.
How Do You Make it?
Here is an example recipe, that you can adjust at your choosing:
12 ounces of your preferred juice flavor (Example: Orange juice)
½ cup of yogurt (any is good, Greek is preferred but can be pricier)
2 scoops of protein powder (Example: Double Chocolate)
1 heaping scoop of peanut butter is always good
If we aren’t being strict on our diet and you REALLY want to bulk it on up, throw in a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream!
This is just a guideline to follow, the beauty of recipes is that you can change them to your taste. If you want to get everything organic, go for it! If you aren’t as obsessed with tracking every calorie, grab what is on sale. The crucial thing that has got to happen is that you stop reading and start doing. Mix up one of these shakes, even if you don’t like it first time, make some adjustments and fine tune that bad boy. While not being the most ideal shake for gaining every pound that you can, it is simple enough to do two things that we avoid by not cooking all of the time. First, this shake won’t have you scrambling to the store with a huge list. Also, you won’t have to spend an extra ten minutes just getting everything into the blender.