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How to Make a Healthy Natural Protein Shake

Updated on March 4, 2014

Why Go Natural

Advertisers claim that if you want to get big and ripped, then you have to drink a protein shake after you workout. Yes, protein powder has a lot of protein, but it also has many additives that are unhealthy. Instead of having a protein shake with unhealthy protein powder, have a natural, healthy shake with a ton of protein.

Why I went Natural

  • At first, I really wanted to get protein powder to put into my shakes. I was convinced that it was the only way to get big and strong, and the only source to get a lot of protein from. After my parents didn't allow me to get a protein powder shake, I decided that I was going to find recipes online that have a lot of protein.
  • After I completed my research, I discovered that this protein shake isn't only healthy and all natural, but also provides a ton of natural protein. After a workout, it's a great source of protein to help replenish the body. Not only was I helping to rebuild muscle, but I was also getting vitamins and minerals that are very healthy. After finding this recipe, I immediately stopped complaining to my parents about having protein shakes with powder, and started loving the nutritional benefits that this shake was providing for me.

Stay Strong

How To Make the Shake

It's very easy to make a healthy steps:

  • First, get out a blender.
  • Second, add your choice of liquid to the blender- I prefer milk, which has about 9 grams of protein, but almond milk and water are fine too.
  • Third, add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the blender, which is about 7 grams of protein.
  • Fourth, add 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt, which is your big source of protein. The plain Greek yogurt has 23 grams of protein.
  • Fifth, add your choice of fruit. I put strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries into mine, but you can add any variety of fruit that you want. I prefer to have my fruit frozen, but you can choose whatever you like best.
  • Sixth, if preferred, add a tablespoon of sweetener into your blend.
  • It's also optional if you want to add into your mix to make it thicker, but I prefer it without ice.
  • The total amount of protein will be about 40 grams of natural, healthy protein.

Why Stay Natural

  • No matter what your reason is for not buying protein powder, maybe because you want a healthier option or because it's cheaper, this recipe is the way to go. Not many other recipes are as healthy, natural, tasty, and most importantly, packed with protein, than this shake. No you will not get absolutely ripped by drinking this shake, but it'll help build and restore your muscles after a hard workout, plus it's healthy and natural.
  • After doing research, here's what I found on why you should drink natural protein shakes rather than shakes with protein powder.
  • For starters, protein powders are often filled with preservatives, genetically modified organisms, allergens and soy, and other synthetic toxins like aspartame, saccharin, and artificial flavors.
  • Next, protein powders aren't even approved by the FDA, so who knows what they could be putting into your shakes.
  • Also, protein shakes can be very costly, as some jugs of powder cost $60, while you could be spending just a few dollars on healthy, natural supplies that are probably already in your house.
  • If you're working out to lose weight, protein shakes with powder in them aren't the way to go, as they add muscle, which adds weight.
  • Finally, the biggest reason why you should go natural is because of how much healthier a natural protein shake is rather than one with powder in it. Natural protein shakes have about the same amount of protein or even more than protein shakes with powder do, plus it has fruits, diary, vitamins, minerals, and healthy yogurt. Instead of adding preservatives to your body, pick the healthy choice.

Pick the shake that's full of protein, tasty, and healthy!!!!!

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      MikeNV 3 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Protein powders are often made from milk, and milk itself is full of hormones. Probably not the best choice. Couldn't tell you how many hormones in Whey Protein Powder. But there are lots of other protein powder sources. I too believe that real proteins as opposed to process protein powders are likely to be more beneficial.

      "Among the routes of human exposure to estrogens, we are mostly concerned about cow's milk, which contains considerable amounts of female sex hormones," Ganmaa told her audience. Dairy, she added, accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of estrogens consumed. "

      You can read the article in it's entirety here: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/12.07/11-...

      Not trying to hijaak your post or comments, usually I wouldn't include a link but I have ZERO affiliation with Harvard University (Although I wish I did). Just a good article.

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      Nick Sharpe 3 years ago from Michigan

      I completely agree, which is why a lot of times I will use water or almond milk. I typically use regular white milk because it has 9 grams of protein, plus I have organic milk

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