Protein Shake Recipes: Healthy And Yummy

Protein Shake Recipes: Healthy And Yummy
Protein Shake Recipes: Healthy And Yummy

For those who are into body building or body sculpting, protein shakes are an important dietary supplement. Whether your goal is to gain lean muscle mass or lose body fat, protein is a necessary ingredient in your diet. If you want to build muscles, you need protein. Commercial protein shakes are expensive and they are often bland. For a more delicious health drink, we have some great-tasting protein shake recipes below that you can try at home.

How to make a delicious protein shake

First, find a protein powder that you like. There are different brands of protein powders that are commercially available, and they come in a variety of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream, etc. Whey protein powder is the most popular. It contains high levels of amino acids that are more readily absorbed by the body. Other types of protein powder include soy protein and egg protein. Protein shake recipes often call for 1 to 2 scoops of protein powder.
Add fresh fruits, peanut butter, nuts and other flavors. Choose ingredients that will add to the nutritional value as well as flavor. Fruits provide carbohydrates and vitamins while nuts and peanut butter add protein.
Add liquid such as water, fruit juice, or milk. Usually, you will need 1 to 1-1/2 cups liquid. Add the liquid slowly until you get the desired consistency. You can also add some ice cubes or crushed ice for volume and thickness.
Try different protein shake recipes. The variations are limitless, and you can add whatever ingredients are available. Homemade protein shake recipes give you the freedom to experiment with ingredients that will provide the nutrition and flavors that you are aiming for.
Banana and Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe

1 cup skim milk

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 banana

2 scoops whey protein powder

Blend all ingredients together until smooth for a delicious high-protein shake.

Banana & Strawberry Protein Shake Recipe

6 frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana

1-1/4 cups water

2 tablespoons protein powder

Put all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Recipe for Fruit and Yogurt Protein Shake

1 cup strawberries

1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup yogurt, vanilla flavored

1-1/2 cups skim milk

2 scoops whey protein powder

1 tablespoon honey

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Chocolate and Mint Protein Shake Recipe

2 scoops chocolate-flavored protein powder

1 cup vanilla ice cream, sugar free

2 cups non-fat milk

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup water

a dash of peppermint

Place ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Sabotaging Your Diet Plans

Sabotaging Your Diet Plans
Sabotaging Your Diet Plans

Do you know that there are two ways to lose weight, diet and exercise? As a matter of fact, you need to combine those two methods in order to lose weight successfully. Unfortunately, some people make certain silly weight loss mistakes and eventually fail to reach their weight loss goals. In this article I will tell you about three such weight loss mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.

1. Cheating on your diet: It is very tempting to ‘cheat’ on your diet and eat your favorite junk foods straight from the refrigerator. Now, cheating is good as long as you do it moderately. However, if you eat more unhealthy than healthy foods, then you cannot expect to lose weight, right?

Many times, when people start an exercise regimen in addition to dieting, they think that eating a burger or two cups of ice cream or two packets of potato chips won’t make any difference in their weight, since they could easily burn off the extra calories with the help of workouts. Now that might be true for your thinner counterparts, but since you already have several pounds to lose, such unhealthy eating habits will triple your body weight, and no amount of exercises would be able to save you.

If you want to burn the extra calories which you consume in the form of junk foods, you should be working out the entire day, and probably even then, you won’t be able to burn off half the amount of calories you consumed.

Exercises can help only when you eat low-calorie, healthy foods; one cannot exist without the other. So, if you are serious about weight loss, you should stick to your diet and ‘cheat’ only once in a while.

2. Skipping your breakfast: Breakfast is there to ‘break your fast’. When you wake up in the morning, I am sure you are very hungry. If you skip breakfast, you will feel more and more hungry as the day passes. Eventually your hunger would reach to such an extent that it would become unbearable for you. At this moment you would gorge on the fast foods that you could get from your local restaurant.

And before you realize it, you would’ve eaten so much of these ‘bad foods’ that your weight would increase manifold.

3. Eating low-fat foods: Eating one fatty food is same as gorging on hundreds of low-fat foods; in either case, you are consuming the same amount of calories. Just because you are eating low-fat foods doesn’t mean that you have the liberty to overeat and throw all dietary cautions to the wind.

Achieving the Most Effective Weight Loss

Achieving the Most Effective Weight Loss
Achieving the Most Effective Weight Loss

If you are like most people, maintaining a healthy weight is something that is important to you. Unfortunately, dropping a few pounds is not as easy as many claim. Before you waste anymore time or money on diet food, fitness clubs, and weight loss pills, it is important to understand the true facts behind weight loss. This means ignoring the hype of diet companies and focusing on information produced from real, scientific studies. The most effective strategies for looking thinner are those that use these principles to achieve maximum results. By understanding how your body works, you are better able to improve your appearance through fast, easy weight loss.

Studies have repeatedly shown that the only most effective weight loss programs are those that force you to expend more calories than you take in. How do you do this? The answer is simple. You need to eat foods that fill you up without packing in extra calories. The best options for this are diets high in protein and low in refined carbohydrates. Protein, like that found in chicken, eggs, or fish, gives your body fuel and keeps you feeling satisfied far longer than a cookie or a piece of cake. At the same time, choosing lean protein means even less calories are consumed. Think of it mathematically. Protein contains only 4 calories per gram, but fat contains 9 calories for the same amount. So, cutting fat and increasing protein is a fast and easy way to lose weight

Additionally, most effective weight loss means boosting your metabolism to burn more calories in less time. This can be done by working out, and by eating lots of small meals rather than two or three big ones. Furthermore, the best weight loss programs are not about starving yourself. In fact, eating too few calories will actually make it harder to shed pounds. When your body is not properly fueled, it starts to shut down and slow its metabolic rate. As a rule, most effective weight loss diets should not force you to eat less than 1200 calories in a given day. So, with all this in mind, you are now ready to start a fast and effective program for optimum weight loss.

MLM Business Opportunities – Look Before You Leap and Reap the Benefits

MLM Business Opportunities – Look Before You Leap and Reap the Benefits
MLM Business Opportunities – Look Before You Leap and Reap the Benefits

Prior to joining any MLM business opportunity, what you need to do is to carry out a background check. Things that you need to evaluate should include: a MLM business opportunity should should have a clear cut plan; what potential it holds; and how much investment is needed. You should try to know how long has this business opportunity been in business. You should not join a business opportunity if there is lack of any track record of the business opportunity.

There might be fresh MLM business opportunities which you cannot compare with others. Such MLM business opportunities can give a handsome compensation package and can be seen doing well at the first sight. But beware because you may never know what future has in store for you. It means that you must think before investing. You must try to inquire before investing how long has a specific MLM business opportunity been functioning. So, you should not go for a new concept if it is still to be proven in the market.

Always ensure that the company you are planning to associate yourself with has a fixed address and phone number. You cannot trust new companies because they can be fly-by-night operators. You also need to inquire whether the MLM business opportunities that the company is conducting has been successful. What often happens is that companies do not have permanent address and only has a website and email address.

When you are looking for MLM business opportunities, you need to need to talk the actual people of the companies. You should not just trust the testimonials of a company but go deep into its background and performance.

You should also look for a mentor if you are looking forward to a MLM business opportunity. You should also check how much investment is needed to carry out a MLM business opportunities.