Wednesday, February 2, 2011

One of my favourite things: Protein powder!

I'm sure I've told you guys before that I'm a HUGE fan of protein powder. It's the best thing I've ever come across, because I am not a huge chicken or beef fan. I will eat meat sometimes (mostly if someone else cooks it) but I'm just not into it. Obviously, protein is very important for many reasons, so I get my fill from eggs, beans and protein powder.

The most refreshing breakfast ever for me is a protein shake blended with frozen berries. It's so filling and wakes me up because it's nice and cold. I also make a few different protein shakes for dessert sometimes, because it's nice to have something sweet after dinner and it's a lot better than cookies. My husband always, always wants cookies so if I make him one of these he will stop asking for cookies. Usually. Also, I must say: For protein shakes, you cannot beat the convenience of a Magic Bullet. I bought one maybe six months ago and we use it constantly.

A few of my favourite shakes are: 

Matcha: Milk, Ice, vanilla protein powder, 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
Berry Shake: any kind of frozen berries, vanilla or chocolate protein powder, milk (no ice needed)
Pumpkin Pie: Ice, canned pumpkin, vanilla protein powder, 1 packet Splenda or Truvia
Coffee Shake: cold coffee, milk, vanilla or chocolate protein powder, ice (chocolate makes it more mocha) 
Cookies and Creme: Ice, milk, protein powder, 100 calorie packet of Oreo crisps. (This is a little higher in calories altogether but a delicious mostly clean treat.

My newest discovery is the Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Shake!! I buy the Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate packets from the states, they have like 25 calories per packet. Mix some vanilla protein powder, ice, and milk. Soooo good! 

 *When I say milk, I use skim milk or Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk which only has 40 calories per cup. I also don't ever measure protein shakes, I sorta experiment each time to see what tastes better.

I posted the recipe for Jamie Eason's Chocolate Protein Bars before, and now I've discovered a new protein baked treat: Kristine Fretwel's Lemon Poppyseed High Protein Muffins.

Make sure you check out Kristine's blog, Busy But Healthy for tons of great healthy info and recipes! I'd love to know: what's your favourite thing to do with protein powder?



  1. It's soooo funny that you just posted about this because I was literally just talking to my friend yesterday about how I've started drinking a protein shake in the mornings before my workout (I went and bought a huge container of chocolate protein powder from Costco for only $23!). I've been making the berry shake because I went blackberry picking a ton last summer and now my freezer is full!

  2. I just got one from Costco too! Such a good deal!! The blackberry shake sounds delicious!!

  3. the shake sounds lovely !
    i would love for you to check out my blog and tell me what you think

  4. Thanx for ur post. plzzz tell me wht is the main benifits of WP, nd wht is the effect of WP on health ??

  5. Great ideas. Look forward to trying them out and incorporating the protein powder. How many "protein" shakes do you consume in a day between the morning shakes and after work out shakes?