Perfect Protein Shake Recipe

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Here is a little info to preface the recipe:

  • The biggest mistakes people make when trying to create great tasting protein smoothies or shakes is: choosing inferior protein blends, adding sugary ingredients, adding too much water and adding too much ice! 
  • Using low quality protein blends that are chalky, bitter and taste bad is not a great start. I have been in the business many years and my favorite blend is Beverly International Ultimate Muscle Protein (UMP). I am not sponsored by them or anything like that, I simply love their products because of the high level of quality and it is my job to direct people to products and information that leads to safe, measurable results. I am positive that there are many other great blends out there but if I am going to give you a recipe, I am going to give you one that I know will give you the taste and quality that you deserve and can count on.
  • Use common sense and stay away from adding sugary ingredients such as fruit packed in syrup, chocolate  syrup and yes, Milk! Just 8oz. (1 Cup) of milk whether it be skim or any other blend, contains around 11 grams of sugar! If you are in the beginning stages of trying to lose bodyfat and adding muscle, avoid the milk and use water in your shakes. As you progress to higher levels of training and muscle mass or you are someone trying to gain weight, you can transition into using milk. However, Beverly protein blends are so smooth and creamy that you don’t need milk to get a great consistency
  • Years ago, people would have to add milk and all kinds of other ingredients to make protein shakes taste good, which actually made them the same as or worse than drinking a milkshake from a fast-food joint! These days, many protein blends have no sugar and you don’t have to add much to them to get great taste and quality 
  • The chocolate flavored blend of UMP tastes great and if you want to flavor it yourself, use the Vanilla blend. I recommend using 8 ounces of water for each scoop of protein for a thick & creamy texture. Fruit is a great way to add flavor only IF you use unsweetened fruit! I buy my own fresh fruit, cut it and then freeze it. That allows me to use fruit rather than ice which adds a burst of fresh, cold flavor and avoids watering it down. Use low sugar fruits that have flavor rather than a lot of sugars. Choose one of these options: 3 Strawberries, one-half of a small Peach or 1/4 cup of Blueberries. These are all great choices!

Recipe:

  • 1-2 scoops of Beverly International Ultimate Muscle Protein (Vanilla or Chocolate)
  • Water to desired consistency (Generally, 8oz. of water for every scoop)
  • If using Vanilla; add frozen, no sugar added Fruit (Choose one: 3 Strawberries, one-half of a small Peach or 1/4 cup of Blueberries)
  • Blend to desired consistency 
  • Top with a Tablespoon of Sugar-free Cool-Whip and enjoy
Ultimate Muscle Protein Nutritional Information

Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Scoop (31g)
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Potassium 260mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber less than 1g 2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 25%
Iron 0%
Ultimate Muscle Protein Ingredients:
Beverly Muscle Amino Protein Blend (milk protein isolate, calcium caseinate, whey protein concentrate, egg white, L-arginine, L-glutamine, L-isoleucine, L-leucine, L-valine), maltodextrin, high oleic sunflower oil, natural and artificial flavor, soy fiber, magnesium citrate, medium chain triglycerides, potassium citrate, casein, salt, soy lecithin, mono- and diglycerides, whey protein isolate, acesulfame K, potassium phosphate, sucralose, borage oil, gum arabic, tocopherols added to protect flavor

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