Protein Shakes and Smoothies
How do we make great protein shakes and smoothies?
What makes a great protein shake or smoothie? What is the difference between a protein shake and a smoothie?
First, it is important to know that while protein shakes and smoothies are almost the same thing, their consistency and goal often differs. A protein shake will usually have more of a thinner consistency and milky mouth feel with the primary purpose of delivering protein such as after a workout or as a snack. Meanwhile, a smoothie has a much thicker consistency, and often contains more ingredients, thus making it a great intense workout recovery choice or complete meal replacement.
So, it is important to keep your fueling objective in mind when making a protein shake or smoothie i.e. support workout recovery, replace a meal, pre-workout fuel, etc.
The next step is to make sure whatever you’re making is balanced and full of vitamins and minerals in order to provide optimal fuel.
To help you achieve your goals, you’ll find the following on this page:
- A free download of our Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making a Protein Shake or Smoothie
- Our free detailed tutorial How to Make a Protein Shake -A Dietitian’s Step by Step Guide
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Our essential guide to making shakes and smoothies
Getting started with making protein shakes and well-balanced smoothies doesn’t have to be hard. Our guide will walk you through the process, step by step.
FREE Guide on The Top Mistakes to Avoid
Learn from the top mistakes we see every day working with our clients and professional athletes.
Fix these mistakes now to help reduce involuntary weight gain or putting on the wrong kind of weight, feeling sluggish after drinking your shake or smoothie, and not achieving your goals by not balancing nutrients properly.
These articles will help you learn how to make protein shakes and smoothies like a pro. Whether its gaining muscle, losing weight, improving recovery, or just achieving optimal health, these posts will help you achieve your goals.
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Ingredient and Recipe Ideas
These videos will help you learn how we make our protein shakes and smoothies. Watch and hear our top tricks for making tasty and nutrition-packed protein shakes and smoothies.
How We Make Our Shakes and Smoothies
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