Homemade bodybuilding shakes using whey protein supplement powders creativelyDocument Transcript
==== ====For more information please go to:http://maximusc.herbalhub.com.au==== ====If you are serious about building muscle mass or sculpting your body you most likely supplementyour diet with commercially available whey or soy protein powders (and possibly othersupplements). No doubt within a short period of time you discovered the protein shakes wheypowders produce may not be the best tasting drinks youve ever had. Despite this you try to stickwith them because your goal is a better body and a supplement shake that doesnt taste so greatis simply a sacrifice you make.People find that the flavor of the protein shake powder they paid a good money for quickly getsboring. If you are taking your protein shakes two or even three times a day it can become a realchore. This is when people start to experiment a little by adding other ingredients to make theirprotein shakes taste a little better.You can soon turn your boring, often tasteless, protein shakes into mouth-watering bodybuilding ordieting delights. All you need to have to get started is a blender and a little imagination.Choosing What to Put in Your Protein ShakesBefore rushing off to your refrigerator to blend everything in site, lets go through some basicprinciples you will want to consider first. Not only do you want to create the best tasting shakes butyou should also aim to make the most effective protein shakes for your dieting requirements. Thisis important because there is no point throwing full fat ice cream, chocolate sauce, peanut butterand full fat milk all together to create a wonderful tasting fat gaining shake. You need to be a littlewise when choosing your ingredients.So what kinds of ingredients make good choices for your shakes? I recommend using thefollowing tips when getting your ingredients from the supermarket or refrigerator:Try to keep as many of your ingredients as natural as possible. A good example of this is usingnatural peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter. The natural version has better proteincontent and also natural fats that are important in your diet.Fresh fruit should be used whenever possible. Fruit contains the carbohydrates that will fuel yourworkouts and your day. The complex sugars in fruit are important to any diet (unlike the simplesugars in sweets, sodas, etc).Think about ingredients that will boost your shakes protein content. For example, you could throwa handful of nuts into the blender for a little extra protein without making the shake much thicker.
You could add a few raw egg whites (if you are worried about eating raw eggs you may be able tofind treated egg whites in cartons at your supermarket). You could always simply dump an extrascoop of whey powder in there as well.Make sure you have enough liquids. If you get a little too carried away you may discover yourshake is easier to eat with a spoon then drink from a glass. When you first start creating yourshakes it is a good idea to add your liquids (water, fat-free milk, fruit juices, etc.) in stages so thatyou get your desired consistency.Examine the nutritional information for each ingredient and consider the impact it will have on yourdieting goals. For example, you may be opting for fat free (skimmed) milk if you arent trying togain weight.Always know what your goal is and make your shakes accordingly. If you are trying to shed the fatyou will be skipping the types of ingredients that add too many carbohydrates and fats while tryingto increase the protein content.Think of how you might create a unique flavor. You can try things like cinnamon, vanilla, honey,coconut milk, etc. Once you get the hang of this you will see the possibilities are endless.Making Your Protein ShakeOnce you have decided on the ingredients for your shake you are ready to start. It couldnt besimpler and if you can make toast you wont have a problem. Its a good idea to think about theorder in which you will add your ingredients into the blender. Always add your main liquid sourcefirst so that everything else you add afterwards is easily blended. Following this, add your proteinpowder and give your blender a quick burst. Now you are ready to add the rest of youringredients and blend until you get the right consistency. At this point you may want to add a littlemore liquids to tweak your shakes thickness. Throw in five or six ice cubes to make your shakemore refreshing.Now you can let your imagination invent all sorts of bodybuilding and dieting concoctions thatmake your supplement shakes a great deal tastier. Dont forget to share your creations withfriends at the gym and people across the world through the internet. You will also discover manyideas other people come up with to inspire you further. Visit websites and online forums for recipesand you can get some ideas from my sites Whey Protein Supplement Shake Recipes section.Happy blending!Adam Zahler is an internet marketing professional and entrepreneur with a strong interest infitness and nutrition. He is also the owner and creator of the free Bodybuilding and ProteinSupplements Recipes site where visitors can find protein recipe ideas and also share their ownrecipes.
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