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Meal Replacement Protein Shake Recipe

There are many reasons why you would want to replace a meal with a protein shake. It is possible that you are super busy and just don’t have time to sit down for a meal. Another reason is that you are looking to cut calories and want to replace a meal with a shake to achieve this. For whatever reason, the following protein shake recipe makes for a great meal replacement shake.

Ingredients

Directions

As as the case with most protein shake recipes, the directions are quite simple. Just combine all of the ingredients into a blender and then blend until everything is blended and mixed well.

Recipe Calories and Possible Variations / Substitutions

This recipe has everything you need. It has at least 3 servings of fruit, it has protein, it has a healthy fat, and has a few healthy carbs. The above whey protein shake will end up being about 500-650 calories¬†depending on the size of the banana and the number of scoops of peanut butter. If you want to lower the calories, you can do multiple things. First of all, you can cut out the oatmeal if you would like. This will cut about 100 calories. You will be getting fewer carbs, however, the banana and protein powder itself will have enough carbs to keep your body satisfied. Another way to lower the calories is by using a leaner protein. You could substitute Eas Lean 15 Protein Powder for the EAS 100% Whey Protein to cut a few more calories.¬† One last thing I want to point out is that if you don’t like peanut butter, you could use a healthy oil substitute such as a Flax Seed Oil.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and please feel free to let us know in the comments what you think!

Whey Protein Shake Recipe For After a Run

I try to run multiple times a week. I am not training for any specific event or race, but I find running to be a great to way stay in shape and burn some calories. I really vary my distances up. However, I usually stick between just a few miles and at most 8 miles.

After a run, it is important to replace the essential things your body needs such as water, carbs, protein, and other nutrients. Based on these needs, I came up with a whey protein shake recipe that is great for after my runs. For this recipe, you will need a blender for this to work.

Protein Shake Ingredients

Directions

The directions are super simple. You simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and then blend it until the ice, banana, and strawberries are mixed in.

Recipe Notes

In my opinion, this protein shake recipe tastes great with either a chocolate or vanilla protein powder. I will often use this as a meal replacement since I often due my runs around lunch time. The EAS Protein Powder is a great all-around protein and is very reasonably priced.  I would highly recommend it. However, feel free to experiment with other protein powders. The banana, strawberries, and sugars from the protein powder help to replenish the carbs your body needs right after a run. The flax seed oil helps you to get a healthy fat into your body as well. Overall, this is a go to protein shake for me and I would highly recommend this recipe.