I think this time of year always gets most of us thinking that better weather and longer days are on the way and also the excesses of the festive season sometimes weigh a bit heavy …we are finding we are wearing our Jim jams or joggers more often than our jeans or trousers/skirts(with) a fixed waistband and no elastic to give us a helping hand…
Couple that with the quarantine and restrictions put in place last year and for some they are still in place I know my thoughts are turning to the fact I need to move more and eat less of certain foods…too many comfort foods have been the name of the game… it all adds up…
This time of year also means that all the new diets appear and what
promises lies they tell…Nothing will make you lose belly fat or any other fat that quickly and keep it off unless you are following an extremely restricted diet…
Doing more exercise also turns our thoughts and our thirst to drinks…Water is my go-to drink when I am exercising …If you are doing high-intensity workouts then it may be that your friends or the gym you attend tell you to take a protein drink to help decrease body fat or promote weight loss, but protein shakes aren’t a magic bullet for weight loss.
Replacing meals with protein shakes may help you reduce your daily calories, which can help you lose weight. They are also costly and may make you gain weight…
Which means choose wisely ..do your research…
It may be high in added sugars and calories. Some protein powders have little added sugar, and others have a lot (as much as 23 grams per scoop).
Some protein powders wind up turning a glass of milk into a drink with more than 1,200 calories. The risk: weight gain and an unhealthy spike in blood sugar.
The answer…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 I made one today and it was nice…It tasted good..my son was my guinea pig/taste tester and has been a protein drink customer in the past and it got the thumbs up from him.
The protein shake is 3/4 cup of liquid and 1/3 cup of your main protein…
Coconut milk or water or Soya milk… It is 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.
Today I made a Raspberry Protein shake and for an extra boost could have used chia seeds.
Raspberry Protein shake.
- 3/4 cup of coconut water
- 1/3 cup of Greek yoghurt
- 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
- 1/2 medium beetroot(raw) peeled and diced.
- 1 tbsp honey ( optional)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds ( optional)
Measure all the ingredients into your blender and blitz away… The colour was amazing a beautiful colour and it tasted very nice not too sweet and I did add honey. Having never had a protein drink I do not know what they taste like although I have listened to others who say well they don’t taste great BUT I drink them anyway…Really! Why would you?
Personally, I like to drink something which tastes pleasant.
Thank you for dropping in I hope you have enjoyed the post and I would love to hear from you in comments…I love to chat…Love Carol x