For those who exercise quite hard and take or think you should take protein drinks then how about making your own?
I know many people who exercise who take these… So I thought I would do a little research and make my own… Cost wise it is a no-brainer against the cost of
some most Protein powders.
The protein shake is 3/4 cup of liquid and 1/3 cup of your main protein…
This is the fourth protein shake I have made and today I have used Papaya and Custard Apple.
Why Custard Apple? Because my kind neighbours bought me some round they have a tree in their garden and as with all fruit it tends to ripen at once.
The Custard Apple.
Also called the Sugar Apple or Cherimoya Fruit it is high in Magnesium and Potassium and is known to be great as an aid for indigestion. Containing natural sugars it makes a great snack and also lovely desserts.
Soft and mealy the fruit is best eaten with a spoon after of course having removed the black seeds. The taste is slightly tangy, sweet with a little of a citrusy taste some say. It is also great for fruit shakes and makes delicious ice cream. Hence today I have used it in my shake …Tomorrow I will be making either a dessert or some ice cream.
Below are what you can use to make your own protein shakes and in all honesty, they taste really nice although having never, ever used powders and the like I can’t really compare taste except to say I have been told the tastes are not always great and those who know me know I don’t do manufactured stuff…I prefer to know what is in my food.
Almond milk, Coconut milk or water or Soya milk… It important to get the right balance not what liquid you choose.
Greek yoghurt, Silken tofu, nut butter i.e raw cashews ( which) require soaking overnight to soften.
Chia seeds, hemp hearts, ground flax or whole oats.
Just have a play with the above ingredients to find your favourite combo…Mine is Greek Yoghurt and coconut water…Let me know in comments what your favourite is I would love to hear from you.
Papaya and Custard Apple Protein Shake.
- 1 1/2 cups of frozen Papaya
- 1 Custard Apple ..the flesh.
- 1-2 tsp fresh ginger grated
- 1/2 limes…1/4 cup or 60ml
- A piece of carrot sliced
- 1/3 cup of greek yoghurt
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 1 tsp chia seeds ( optional)
Blitz everything together, TASTE and add more lime if required or honey if you like a sweeter drink and enjoy!
Isn’t it a beautiful colour… Almost as nice as the raspberry and beet one …
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