3 Ingredients to Make a Great Protein Shake

By Sarah Wilson, RHN on July 24, 2014 , categorized in Endurance, Plant-based Nutrition

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We’ve all gotten stuck in a smoothie rut before, whether we’re creatures of habit or just don’t really feel like being creative. We make our post-workout smoothie and realize that we’ve been drinking this same concoction for the last two weeks straight.

Sure it tastes good, but you’re starting to really despise these ingredients and even the smell of them is making you feel unmotivated about your once fabulous smoothie.  You stick to it, because it has everything you want: protein, some good fats and maybe some extra goodies like greens.  It’s now time to step out of that rut and make yourself the best protein shakes of your life. Protein shakes with purpose!

Click on the highlighted ingredients for inspirational recipe ideas to help destroy your smoothie rut.

Plant-based protein inspirations

Ever wondered which plant-based foods are sources of protein and taste great in a smoothie?  Here are a few of my favorites:

Good fats

Now that you have some great ideas for some plant-based protein smoothie ingredient ideas, it’s time to look in good plant-based fats. Here are some good fat options to add to your smoothie:

Extra nutrition goodies

Up the nutrition and flavor of your protein shake by adding in one (or more) of these ingredients.

For more protein shake inspiration, visit the Vega Recipe Center.

What’s your favorite protein-packed smoothie?

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Sarah Wilson, RHN

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and works at Vega as a Product Specialist. Sarah educates from experience! Drawing on her retail leadership in the natural health industry, her own nutrition consulting, and a personal passion, she equips audiences with tools and inspiration to feel their absolute best from the inside, out. Specializing in sports and fitness recommendations, Sarah is active as a runner, playing soccer or enjoying the Rocky Mountains on her snowboard.

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