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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Recipe: Yummy Strawberry Protein Shake

This shake is good anytime of the day. It's an easy breakfast if it's hard for you to prepare breakfast. If you have it post workout, I would add 2 tsp of sugar to it. Sugar is good to have ONLY immediately following your weight workout becasue it helps restore lost glycogen and aides in muscle growth. Cheers!

Ingredients:
1 cup light soy milk (or 2% or other lower fat milk)
7-8 frozen strawberry slices
1 scoop vanilla protein powder*

If using post-workout (weights) add 2 tsp sugar

Add all ingredients in a blender. Blend for about a minute. Pour in glass and enjoy!

Stats:
Calories: 155
Protein: 26g
Carbs: 7g
Fat: 2g

Stats for post-workout version:
Calories: 185
Protein: 26g
Carbs: 15g
Fat: 2g

*The protein I use is from GNC: Wheybolic Extreme 60. 1 scoop is only 80 calories with 20 grams of protein AND it tastes like vanilla cake batter (to me anyway)! Also, I use 8th Contintent light original soy milk which compared to milk has fewer calories and carbs and it's good for those who are not friends with lactose. The protein is also lactose free.

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