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Eights & Weights Healthy Recipes: Banana Soy Protein Shake

Posted Mar 13 2011 1:11pm
All about natural, homemade food? A consistent “exercise-holic”? Well, I thought it would be fun to give you one of my protein shake recipes to help you recover after an intense workout.

The most important part of any protein shake is the base. You can usually use anything from milk to soy-based products. If you like thickness, the best base would be low-fat plain yoghurt. If you’re lactose intolerant, use soy yoghurt. Now, if you just want some protein, and don't care too much about the calories, you can even use a scoop of ice-cream as your base.

The next thing to think about is flavor. Usually, you can add flavor by adding a fruit. I like bananas because of their thickness, but you could use any fruit you want really, as long as it’s not too juicy. That might make the shake watery.

Even though the base holds some of the protein, you need to add additional protein. You can simply buy some plain whey protein powder or add in some chopped nuts or peanut butter. If you use peanut butter, note that it may contain more fat that if you use whey protein powder. Some people use raw eggs here, but I can’t imagine drinking raw eggs. I’ll stick to the whey protein powder, thank you very much.

Ingredients for my Super Duper Eights & Weights Banana Soy Protein Shake ¼ cup of soy yoghurt
1 cup of soy milk
½ cup of whey protein powder
1 chopped banana 

Blend it all together to an even consistency and enjoy! This shake contains about 24g of protein. When I want more protein, I usually just add in more protein powder or come chopped nuts.

Know any potential health/fitness contributors? Have some healthy recipe ideas you’d like to share? Please contact us at editor@eightsandweights.com .
Cheers Eights & Weights!


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