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  • Best Protein Shakes to Boost your Workout

    DESIblitz shakes it up with some incredible tasting protein shakes that will make you feel energised before, during and after your workout.

    Best Protein Shakes to Boost your Workout

    there is no cooking, no preparation and no clean up involved!

    Working out can sometimes feel like a waste of time if you aren’t eating or drinking right. Especially when you put all your heart and soul into the session.

    Protein shakes are a great supplement to regular food and can act as a nutrient-packed meal or snack that works quickly.

    DESIblitz has a list of 7 great tasting protein shake recipes that can get you pumped and ready to sweat it.

    1. Mango Blueberry Shake

    Blue Berry Breakfast Shake

    To take as breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the Mango Blueberry shake has 344 calories and 29g of protein.

    Mangoes add a great summery flavour and is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C.

    Berries contain protein, fibre, and healthy fat. Protein can help you build, and is essential for weight lifting.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    • 1/2 cup frozen mango
    • 2 scoops vanilla flavoured protein powder
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

    Recipe source: Dailyburn

    2. Chocolate Cherry Shake (Recovery shake)

    Chocolate Berry Shake

    Cherries have healing properties and can help you relax after a gruelling workout, therefore getting you ready for the next day.

    It contains 530 calories. It’s also a great way to get your chocolate fix without packing the bad fats.

    Ingredients:

    • 12 oz water, milk or yogurt – water for lesser calories
    • 2 scoops chocolate flavoured protein powder
    • 2 cups of sweet dark cherries, pits removed
    • 1 cup of spinach
    • 1tbsp of walnuts
    • 1tbsp of ground flax
    • 1tbsp dark cocoa powder

    Recipe Source: Men’s Health

    3. Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Shake

    Vanilla Pumpkin

    The regular fruity shakes can quickly get boring to consume regularly.

    So it’s good idea to mix it up with different ingredients and this Vanilla Pumpkin shake does just that. It tastes like pumpkin pie and is rich in vitamin A.

    It has 535 calories and many extra health benefits like being good for your eyes, skin and immune system as well as being an energy booster.

    It is certain to get you powered up before and throughout your workout.

    Ingredients:

    • 12 oz water, milk or yogurt
    • 2 scoops vanilla flavoured protein powder
    • 3/4 cup of pureed pumpkin
    • 1tbsp go ground flax
    • 1/2 cup of uncooked oats
    • Cinnamon and vanilla extract to taste
    • Ice as needed

    Recipe Source: Men’s Health

    4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake (Power Shake)

    Peanut butter chocolate shake

    Another way to get your chocolate intake without overloading on calories is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Shake.

    This shake will boost your energy which is vital for an intense session, good for deadlifts days. It contains 292 calories

    Ingredients:

    • 2 scoops chocolate flavoured protein powder
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, soy milk or skim milk
    • 1 banana
    • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    • 3-5 ice cubes

    Recipe source: Dailyburn

    5. Mocha Shake (Pre-Workout Shake)

    Mocha Shake

    The Mocha Shake Good for those who are early birds and like to get a workout in before a hectic day of work.

    It’s a mixture of protein and caffeine all wrapped up in one, and can also be had as breakfast. Protein for muscle gain and caffeine for energy makes this shake perfection doubled.

    Ingredients:

    • 12 oz cold black coffee
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
    • 1tbsp unsweetened cocoa
    • Handful of walnuts
    • 1 cup of ice

    Recipe Source: Men’s Health

    6. Oatmeal Shake (Breakfast Shake)

    Oatmeal Protein Shake

    Those who like to go for a morning jog will appreciate coming home to an Oatmeal shake.

    The large quantity of protein in this shake will keep you full during the day.

    It is great to have before your workout, especially during the morning.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup dry oatmeal
    • 2 scoops vanilla protein
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 cup sugar-free maple syrup
    • 1 tbsp chopped almonds
    • 1-1/2 cup water or low-fat milk

    Recipe source: BodyBuilding

    7. Green Monster (The Vegetable Choice)

    Green Monster

    The key ingredient the Green Monster shake is avocado which helps other vegetables reach their full healthy potential.

    This shake also helps to absorb antioxidants and contains 346 calories.

    Great for after workouts but also during, as it helps your body to relax but also retain energy.

    Ingredients:

    • 8 to 10 oz water
    • 2 stalks kale, stems optional
    • 1 cup grapes
    • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
    • 1 strip lemon rind
    • 1/2 avocado
    • Ice as needed

    Recipe Source: Men’s Health

    The best thing about these protein shakes is that there is no cooking, no preparation and no clean up involved!

    Sweet and easy, all you need is a blender and the ingredients – mix it all up and you are good to go.

    Have the protein shakes as a replacement meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or in-between meals, pre and post workout.

    Have a go at making some of these delicious protein shakes and boost your workout.

    Talha is a Media Student who is Desi at heart. He loves films and all things Bollywood. He has a passion for writing, reading and occasionally dancing at Desi weddings. His life motto is: “Live for today, strive for tomorrow.”

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