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.
- 2 Scoops EAS 100% Whey Protein – Chocolate or Vanilla
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup of Strawberries
- 1 Cup of Blueberries
- 1 Packet of Plain Oatmeal
- 1-2 Cups of Water
- 1-2 Scoops of Peanut Butter
- 3-5 Ice Cubes
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!