I have a protein shake as a supplement to my diet in addition to the 3 meals that I eat on a regular basis. I rarely use a protein shake as a meal replacement as I'm a big fan of eating my calories rather than drinking them. I also find it extremely important to enjoy my protein shakes instead of just having to chug them down. For this reason, I HIGHLY recommend finding a protein powder that tastes good in your shakes. I will admit, it took me trying 4 different protein powders to finally decide on Optimum Nutrition egg white protein. I opted for egg white protein powder as I cannot stomach whey protein. My digestive system literally freaks out when I drink whey...sooooo the quest for finding a good protein powder was on and 4 powders later I found the one! There were literally tears of joy when I tasted the deliciousness of the vanilla cream egg white protein powder.
I'm constantly trying out different protein shake combos to spice things up when I'm needing extra protein to meet my macros for the day. The most recent recipe I came up with was pretty basic, but packed a punch of flavor to the taste buds. Who doesn't like bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter?! I sure do and this combo was a winner in my book!
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. PB2
A couple hearty dashes of cinnamon (approximately 1/4 tsp)
1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choosing)
1 cup of ice cubes
Throw the ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth. Pour in the biggest glass you have and then sip away. I personally like to put mine in beer pint glasses. ;)