Healthy Protein Shake Recipes That Add a Punch to Your Crunch

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Healthy protein shake recipes are actually fairly easy to come by.  Since most protein shakes provide numerous health benefits regardless of any other added ingredient, one could describe all of these beverages as healthy drinks.

However, when you do add some special ingredients to your protein shake, you are able to focus in on specific health benefits that will benefit your family.

Below is a list of some additional items you can add to your protein shake recipes to give them a little more vim and vigor and a few wholesome recipes to try.

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Ground Cinnamon:  Just a half teaspoon of cinnamon every day can lower your bad cholesterol levels!  It specifically has anti-clotting effects and may even help stabilize blood sugar levels.  Some folk swear cinnamon’s anti-inflammatory benefits help them with arthritis flare ups. It even helps with some minor disturbances like nausea, bloating, gas, and diarrhea.  With so many positive outcomes from cinnamon, sprinkling some into your breakfast or lunch on the go drink should be an easy thing to do!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  EVOO is also known to lower bad cholesterol levels.  Add to this EVOOs ability to raise good cholesterol levels as well, and you’ve got a winner!  This precious oil not only is good for the heart, research indicates that it might fight against colon cancer too.  Olive oil can also increase your body’s calcium absorption by carrying your intake of calcium (whether it is from food or a calcium supplement) to your small intestine where it is more easily absorbed into your body.

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Some folk like to use apple juice instead of water in their protein shake recipes. Some add their green whole food supplements.
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Flax Seed Oil:  This oil is attributed with just about every health care cure and prevention around, and while some reports are most likely correct and others just observations by some who have used it, adding flax seed oil to your protein shake recipes is sure to boost their value in many ways.  From lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels to improving the immune system and claims that is can cure rheumatoid arthritis, adding 1 teaspoon or so to your protein shakes is certainly worth considering.

Ginger:  Many with arthritis add ginger to their tea to help ward off aches and pains, and adding it to your protein beverages can be just as effective.  It’s anti-inflammatory properties and ability to act as a natural pain killer makes it an ideal addition to your protein shakes as well.  If you’re pregnant and have morning sickness or have been traveling and are dealing with motion sickness, ginger can come to your rescue as well!  It’s a good natural remedy to try for migraine headaches too.

Whole Foods Supplements:  Instead of using these for just green drinks, add these supergreens in your protein shakes to get the super punch of healthy nutrients unpacked as you drink a protein meal replacement shake in the morning!

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Whether you’re using low carb protein shake recipes or protein shake recipes for kids, these great additions can add that boost to your vigor and that bust to your vim!

Here are a few easy protein shake recipes with additional ingredients to add to their already-healthy properties!

Use these healthy recipes or simply add any of the above ingredients into your other recipes!

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Healthy Honey Banana Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix until well blended.

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Chai Tea Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chai tea
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes (to thicken), optional

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix until well blended.

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Blueberry for You

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey powder
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed oil
  • 1 package Truvia or Splenda

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix until well blended.

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Almond Peach Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop green superfoods powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes (to thicken), optional

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix until well blended.

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While everyone looks for ways to be healthy throughout life, it seems like these healthy protein shake recipes would be one easy way to add additional nutrients to your family’s daily health routine.


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