Nutrition: Protein smoothies

We are going to be sharing nutrition advice and recipes from now to help get the most out of your training. Here's our starting point: Protein Smoothies...

Protein Smoothies are a great way to boost protein in an easy palatable and digestible way, especially in the morning. You can make up your own combinations depending on what you like.

There are so many protein powders on the market, it can be very confusing to decide. Our recommendation would be

Store cupboard staples

As well as your protein powder, keeping certain ingredients handy in your cupboard can help to keep you prepared for quick meal on the go. Here is our suggested list:

  • An variety of seeds, flaxseed, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, sunflower seed and chia seed.

  • Cacao powder.

  • Nut and Seed butter - beware, natural fats are high in calories so don’t over do it. A teaspoon at the most.

  • Milk of your choice - personal I prefer goats milk but almond milk or coconut milk are great for smoothies.

  • Frozen berries and fruit.

  • Frozen banana.

  • Medjool dates - for a little extra sweetness. Although again, watch your intake of these as high in sugar.

Chocolate protein smoothie recipe

  • 150ml Coconut milk

  • 1 banana

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds

  • 1 tbsp cacao powder

  • 30g protein powder

*This meal is high in carbohydrate so best consumed post workout.

Raspberry protein shake recipe

  • 150g frozen berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)

  • 100g frozen banana

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

  • 30g protein powder

  • 200ml almond milk

*This meal is high in carbohydrate so best consumed post workout.

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