Let me ask you a quick question:
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘protein shake’?
If it’s a bodybuilder gulping on a big shake after a hard workout, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
The truth is most people who don’t know any better see protein shakes as something that only bodybuilders have a use for. Others consider them unhealthy and ‘not real food.’
But there’s a lot more to protein shakes and today, you’ll learn everything there is to know about them. Let’s go!
The purpose and benefits of protein shakes
At their core, protein shakes can be described with one word: convenient. You see, whether you’re a bodybuilder, endurance athlete or a yoga mom, you need protein in your diet. The amino acids that we get from the protein are essential building blocks and are needed for thousands of processes in the body.
From skin, bone, and hair, all the way to muscles, metabolism and your organs.
And it’s even more important to take protein around your workout because it helps you maintain good performance, it keeps your body from breaking down muscle tissue for energy, and it kickstarts the recovery process.
Now back to convenience. Once you’ve had a good workout, having a serving of protein is important for the reasons we discussed above. And this is where a protein shake comes to help. All you need to do is drink and enjoy the delicious taste.
Protein shakes are also convenient as a quick breakfast (they take less than 5 minutes to prepare) or if you’re on the go all day and don’t have time for a good, balanced meal.
Protein shakes also come in many different forms, from lower-calorie options for those looking to shed some fat, to ‘mass-gainer,’ calorie-dense shakes for those looking to pack on some muscle mass which are all available at BLENDED!
There are many ways to prepare them and to make them fit your taste perfectly, all while providing the numerous benefits.
How to incorporate them into your life to compliment your goals
Because protein shakes are a quick, convenient, and delicious option for a snack, one would be crazy not to take advantage of them.
For general health, one well-balanced shake is going to provide your body with the much-needed protein, healthy fats, and slow-digesting carbs to help you tackle the day and have a steady stream of energy.
For more fitness-oriented people, it’s a good idea to have a protein shake near your workouts, so your body has the building blocks it needs to repair and grow your body.
For example, having a shake one to two hours before your workout is a great way to provide your body with energy and a steady stream of amino acids that will support your performance.
You can also drink a protein shake after your workout and kickstart the recovery process fast.
Here at Blended Smoothie & Juice Bar, we have a wide assortment of shakes and smoothies, each packed with important nutrients, protein, and a delicious taste just for you!
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PROTEIN OPTIONS AT BLENDED:
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AMP Pure Whey is a Micro-Filtered Whey Protein Isolate. It is fast Absorbing for Muscle Growth & Repair, fuels Athletic Strength & Performance. It has a superior Process for Ultimate Purity Using over 20 steps in a sophisticated process to maximize protein quality, this whey protein isolate provides you an ultra-clean option. *Ultra-Clean Protein, Half the sugar, Half the fat, Half the cholesterol, Lower carbs!