There are times during the day/week when solid food just does not appeal to us or maybe we just do not have the time to prepare a well balanced and nutritious meal.
Enter the Super Shake!
Shakes are not new by any means and they have been used for years as meal replacements or supplements for those embarking on weight-loss or weight-gain diets. The shakes that I am going to suggest can either be taken at any time of day or specifically after a heavy workout.
A word on protein powders first. There are many out there and not all are good! I suggest you steer clear of any Soya based ones and choose instead a whey base product. Here in Switzerland you can obtain your supply from health food shops, pharmacies and some Sports shops. Check the ingredient lists on the packaging and opt for the simplest, flavour free varieties, although the vanilla ones are not too bad.
Each week I will supply you with 2 great shakes for you to try, so let me know if you enjoy them!
APRICOT AND YOGHURT SHAKE
1 cup of non-fat youghurt
1 cup of whey protein
10 dried apricots
1tbsp of ground flaxseeds
1 cup of crushed ice
Add all the ingredients to a blender and whiz until smooth and creamy!
Enjoy this shake post workout.
ALMOND BERRY SHAKE
2 cups of Almond milk
1 cup of frozen or fresh berries
2 tbsp of ground flaxseeds
1 cup of protein powder
Throw in the blender and whiz! This is a great one to have as a quick breakfast replacement!
Enjoy and have a great day!