I know this is my third protein shake related post, but figuring out the right ingredient combinations can be a tad challenging. So, since I’ve got plenty of firsthand experience with these protein shakes, I figured, why not share it all with you? After all, it could be helpful (at least I hope it will be!). Any information I might have left out in the first two posts is guaranteed to be in this one! I hope it helps with your own protein shake assembly process!
First, it’s important to consider the homemade protein powder when you’re deciding which fruit to add to your shake (if you’re using the recipe). The quinoa and brown rice have a very mild flavor, but the dried oats are a bit stronger. The flavor isn’t overpowering, so there’s no need to worry about that ruining the taste of your protein shake, but it is present.
If you would like to add some vanilla flavor to your powder, cut a whole vanilla bean in half and scrape the vanilla beans from only one side into the powder. Another option is to cut the it in half longways and stick the entire whole vanilla bean into your powder. This will allow the bean to gradually flavor the entire batch. Both ways work very well so it’s about personal preference if you choose to add flavoring.
Another piece of advice when creating your protein shake masterpiece is to go easy on the blueberries. I learned the hard way that blueberries and homemade protein powder do not mix well. For some reason the two flavors together produce one funky aftertaste! Everyone has different tastes, of course, but in case your taste is similar to mine, consider yourself warned.
Okay, now that I’ve covered all the important tid bits I might have missed in previous posts, I would like to share one more recipe. It’s a little more on the tropical side with the main ingredient being mango. If you would like to upgrade the tropical quality of your shake to Hawaii status, I recommend reducing the 1 cup of mango to 1/2 cup instead and replacing the other half with 1/2 cup of pineapple. It’s healthy and bursting with flavor!! And who doesn’t want to try a healthy protein shake that is basically Hawaii in a cup??
Here is the recipe, bon appetit and good luck with your own personal shake making!!
MANGO PROTEIN SHAKE
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup milk
1/4 cup protein powder
1 T honey
1 T vanilla
Place all ingredients in the blender and mix together for 60 seconds or until smooth.