Wednesday, 30 January 2013

#WIAW - Top 5 Protein Shake Recipes

Yesterday's Food Fuel's Today's Workout which Build's Tomorrow's Body.

I learned a lot about fueling and nutrition during my last stint of Marathon training. And this time I am taking what I know, and hopefully improving upon it. While I am recovering there are five main principles I am going to follow to get me back up and running and back into training...

1. Focus on Real Whole Foods (ie. skip anything processed and Eat Mostly Plants) 
2. Protein at Every Meal (+ a protein shake post-workout) to aid in muscle repair
3. Lots of Berries and Citrus to aid in iron absportion (something I am working on
4. Lots of Dark Leafy Greens (ie. kale, spinach, brocoli, etc.) - again for iron
5. Take My Vitamins Every Day!

I have been using Neocell's Collagen Sport Protein Powder for quite sometime now. Not only do you get an added Protein Boost from Collagen Sport’s formula (30 g!), but the Collagen is great for muscle and tissue repair- something I definitely need while I work on recovery. This mixture falls under both Principal #2 and #5. But following the rules is always a whole lot easy when they taste good, so these are my Top 5 Protein Shake Recipes!

Cozy after my Run with my Chocolate Peppermint Shake
Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake
*Dilute 1 tsp of peppermint extract in 2 cups of water*
1 scoop chocolate neocell protein powder
1 cup of almond milk
½ cup of peppermint water mixture

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein
1 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1 scoop of chocolate neocell protein powder

½ cup of milk

½ cup of water

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein

Protein Vanilla Chai Latte
Brew 1 cup of black chai tea
1 scoop of vanilla neocell protein powder
½ of almond milk
Handful of ice

Pina Colada
1 scoop of Neocell Vanilla Protein Powder
¼ cup of vanilla yogurt
¾ cup of coconut water

½ cup frozen assorted melons
Strawberries and Cream

Strawberries and Cream
1 Scoop NeoCell Vanilla Protein Powder
½ Cup Water
½ Cup Strawberry Flavoured Soy Milk
¼ Cup Frozen Strawberries
Hope you all Enjoy!! Make sure you Refuel after you log those miles!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,