I recently started working out with my friend, neighbor, and trainer, Melissa Dern. She made me a protein shake after our first workout and I was hooked. I try to steer clear of my favorite food (ice cream), unless it’s a special treat. But, this little protein concoction, totally feeds the craving! So, I call it my Mommy Milkshake.
Melissa says its extremely important to have a dose of protein within 30-45 minutes of working out, to keep your body from burning lean muscle mass. The recipe calls for several forms of protein, almond milk, protein powder, and peanut butter powder. If you haven’t tried PB powder yet, you are missing out! It has 90% less fat than traditional peanut butter, and still gives you all the nutrients and flavor of PB. You can purchase it at almost any grocery story, including SAM’s Club, Target, and Sprouts. I add flax seed to mine too, I like the texture and it adds a boost of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber.
As you get ready for pool season (OMG, it’s in one week), and pick up the intensity of your workouts, get refreshed with this icy, banana, peanut butter protein shake. Or, if you are craving a frozen beverage, put an umbrella in it and pretend you’re on the beach!
Meet Christy Squyres. She is married to her 8th grade sweetheart and the mother of 3 beautiful girls. She has a degree in interior design and has experience in hospitality design, residential design, and to the trade showroom sales. She spent 3 years as a culinary instructor at a magnet high school where she learned her way around a commercial kitchen and gained an affinity for cooking. She now stays home to raise her babies. She blogs at Nellie & Phoebs where she shares her creative side and tidbits of her life.
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