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? Today due to popular demand it is a hot protein shake …CHocolate and Banana…
Ingredients: Serves 1 depending on the size of your cup.
- I ripe Banana
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 tbsp of peanut butter, almond butter or other seed butter of your choice,
- 1/2-1tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp chocolate powder
- 2 cups of milk of your choice…I used coconut milk
- Maple syrup or 1-2 pitted dates to sweeten(optional)
Let’s make a shake…
Add all the ingredients into your blender and blitz…Taste and adjust if necessary…more milk to thin drink down or cocoa or nut butter or dates or syrup to sweeten…it was fine for us the right level of sweetness but we don’t have a sweet tooth.
I then gently warmed the mixture in a small pan but didn’t allow it to boil…I did find it thickened slightly on heating probably due to the oats so I added more milk…but if drinking cold it was fine for us…
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