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Kick your morning into gear with this Vanilla Espresso Protein Smoothie. It’s my new favorite summer drink that is packed with protein and sure to get your day going in a flash.
Protein is not just for individuals looking to bulk up, but for women, men, endurance athletes and those looking to shed a few pounds. Including protein in your day to day meals is very important. But for many people there are alot of pending questions regarding protein. How much should I be consuming? When is the best time to consume it for optimal performance/recovery? Is one type of protein better than another? The list could go on and on. Believe me, I was one of those people who did not quite understand the importance of replenishing my body of protein. But after years of yo-yo dieting, working out to the point of total exhaustion and not seeing the results I wanted, I have learned that protein is the key to building a stronger, leaner body.
Everyone has their own way of getting protein; animals, plants or supplements. I like to use protein powder simply because it is an easy way to make sure I get my daily amount. You can mix it with water (or your favorite beverage) to enjoy as a meal replacement or add it to your favorite snack recipe to boost the protein value.
Whey protein is one of the most popular powders available. It is easily digested by the body and best consumed right after a workout, when your muscles need the extra nutrition to help recovery and growth. It can also aid with weight management. So it is great for not only a recovery drink, but as breakfast, lunch or a snack to keep you satisfied.
I was recently turned on to EAS® 100% Whey Protein Powder. EAS has definitely uped their game with the new and improved formula. 30g of protein in each serving and no added sugar or unnecessary fillers. What I especially like about it is that both the chocolate and vanilla flavors taste great. We all know how hard it can be to find a protein powder that is actually enjoyable and doesn’t taste horrible or clump up in your shaker cup. The best part is that you can find this powder at your local Walmart store.
I often use protein powder in my morning smoothies. One of my new favorites is this Vanilla Espresso Protein Smoothie. It’s just the thing I need after a morning workout to get me going and keep me happy till lunch. To create this super simple smoothie, start by grinding espresso beans until you have about 2 tsp of powder. Feel free to use instant espresso grounds if you like.
In a blender, combine 1 banana, 1 scoop of vanilla EAS® 100% Whey Protein, 2 tsp of espresso grounds, 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of ice.
Blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency. Feel free to add more or less ice depending on how thick you like your smoothies.
Swap out your usual cereal or snack for this deliciously caffeinated, protein packed smoothie. It’s a winning combination you will love! Also, be sure to check out the New NBC Show S.T.R.O.N.G where EAS® products will be featured on the June 2nd episode. (9pm EST 8pm CST).
- 1 scoop of Vanilla EAS® 100% Whey Protein Powder
- 1 banana
- 2 tsp espresso grounds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
- Ground espresso beans until you have about 2 tsp of powder, or use instant espresso grounds.
- In a blender, combine espresso grounds and all remaining ingredients.
- Blend until you have a smooth, creamy texture.
- Feel free to add more or less ice.