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Top 10 Homemade Protein Shakes

Updated on April 18, 2011
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Basics Of Homemade Protein Shakes

Protein shakes are the most popular supplement for those wanting to lose fat and gain muscle. In today’s lifestyle it is difficult for most people who simply don’t have the time to constantly buy and prepare different types of meat or other protein dishes which is where the homemade protein shakes come in handy.

The protein shakes come as a powder which you can then mix with either milk or water, though they generally taste far nicer when mixed with milk. It’s also advised that you purchase a good blender in order to prevent the powder from ‘clumping’, so floating around the milk as lumps rather than mixing.

The homemade protein shakes don’t have to be just simple protein powder mixed in with milk. You can add various fruits, vegetables and other interesting ingredients to give yourself the variety.

These 10 recipes are the tastiest and give you just enough variety to rotate them from day to day and meal to meal.

There are more choices for Whey Protein Shake Recipes in my other hub.

Best Homemade Protein Shakes To Suit Every Meal

For great tasting homemade protein shakes use a good quality whey protein powder.

1. Meal Replacement Oatmeal Shake – For Breakfast

· 1 cup dry measure oatmeal, cooked in water and cooled

· 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

· 3 dashes cinnamon

· 1/8 c sugar free maple syrup or brown sugar to taste

· 1 tbsp chopped almonds

· 12 oz. water or low-fat milk

· Add all Ingredients to blender, blend and pour into cup.

2. Low-Carb Pina Colada Protein Shake – For Dessert

· 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

· 1/2 tsp sugar-free pineapple-orange drink mix

· 1/4 tsp rum extract

· 1/4 tsp coconut extract (or 2 tbsp shredded coconut)

· 1 packet artificial sweetener

· 8 oz. water (or low-fat milk)

· 3-6 ice cubes

· Add all Ingredients to blender, whip, and serve.

3. Low Fat Peaches and Cream – Refreshing Lunch

· 8 oz. pure water

· 1 ripe peach

· 2 tbs. low fat sour cream

· 8 drops liquid artificial sweetener

· 1.5 oz protein powder

4. Quick Protein Starter – For Muscle Mass

· 3 Fresh juiced oranges

· 6 drops liquid artificial sweetener

· 1 oz. protein powder

5. High Energy Combo – Morning Time

· 10 oz pure water

· 10 strawberries (Fresh or Frozen)

· 1 tbs. flax seed oil

· 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

· 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein powder

· artificial sweetener to taste (optional)

· 2-3 ice cubes

6. Weight Booster – Any Meal

· 14 oz. pure water

· 2 bananas or 2 scoops YAM Power

· 3 tbs. peanut butter

· 6 drops liquid artificial sweetener

· 2 oz. protein powder

7. Super Mineral - Morning Fresh

· 10 oz. pure water

· 1 oz. liquid ionic plant source minerals

· 1 packet knox gelatin

· 1 tbs. flax seed oil

· 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of protein powder

· artificial sweetener or to taste (optional)

8. Super Slimmer Trimmer – Lunch Treat

· 8 oz. pure water

· 1 tbs. flax seed oil

· 1/2 ripe peach (peeled)

· 6 frozen strawberries

· 1 heaping scoop (1 oz) of of protein powder

· artificial sweetener to taste (optional)

9. High Protein Fruity Shake – After Workout

· 1 banana (cut in pieces and frozen)

· 4-6 whole hulled strawberries frozen

· 1/2 cup low fat yogurt

· 1 cup orange or pineapple juice

· 2 scoops vanilla protein powder

10. Mango Bliss – Sunny Break

· 2-3 scoops vanilla protein powder

· 1/2 to 1 cup mango pieces frozen or fresh

· 1 cup Brown Cow Vanilla cream top yogurt

· 1 Tbsp Flax seed oil

· 6-8 oz water

Homemade Protein Shake Video

Spending a few dollars on ready made protein shakes every time can add up sunstantially quickly if you regularly consume them.

You don't have to spend a fortune on your protein shakes. Check this video out which also shows a way to make protein shakes inexpensively.

7 For Tips Homemade Protein Shakes

  • Have a good quality protein powder handy
  • For thicker texture use full cream milk
  • Frozen berries and fruits give a thicker texture
  • Frozen fruit based protein shakes should be consumed within minutes of blending
  • Vanilla flavoured protein powder goes well with almost every protein shake
  • Plant based protein powders are lighter on your stomach
  • Avoid carbs for nighttime protein shakes

Whatever your choice of Homemade Protein Shakes, moderation is the key.


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      James 3 years ago

      Excellent recipes! Natural combinations that aren't too hard to put together. I would also highly-recommend adding just a handful of spinach to your standard shakes as it is virtually tasteless and provides those essential leafy-greens you can never get enough of.

      I made a lil guide on my blog, with a great chart by the folks at Whole Foods