Antioxidants can do wonders for your body. Antioxidants protect your cells from becoming damaged by free radicals. They can help your body fight off a cold or a flu. Antioxidants are also believed to help lower your cancer risk, prevent the hardening of arterial walls, and help arthritis. Due to all these benefits, it is no wonder why people are always looking for new ways to incorporate antioxidants into their diet. The protein shake recipe below is a great way to get a ton of antioxidants while not sacrificing any taste. It is also a pretty filling shake as well. The antioxidant protein shake below will end up being about 450 calories give or take a few.
- 3 Scoops EAS 100% Whey Protein – Chocolate or Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup of Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup of Raspberries
- 1/4 Cup of Pecans
- 1-2 Cups of Water
Simply Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and then blend until all the ingredients are well mixed. Make sure all the Pecans get pretty well chopped up.
Possible Additions / Substitutions
If you want to go a step further when it comes to antioxidant content, consider adding a few spinach leaves to the protein shake. I know this sounds disgusting, however, as long as you don’t go crazy with how much spinach you add, you won’t even taste it. The berries and protein powder have such a strong taste that the spinach becomes hardly noticeable.
If you don’t like Pecans, you can always substitute peanut butter or flax seed oil as well. This will cut down on the antioxidants though. Strawberries and blackberries are also very high in antioxidants. So, feel free to add some of these to the shake or substitute these for one of the other berries.
Let us know what you think of this shake recipe in the comments!