On-the-Go Protein Shake
What do you reach for when hungry? As in the “I need food now don’t stand in my way” kind of hungry. When that hunger hits I’ve learned I either need to feed myself quick or I will spend the next hour snacking on anything I can get my hands on like cookies, crackers, half a block of cheese, french fries, leftover cold pizza… You get the picture. And I’m sure most of us can relate! It’s tough and when you’re that hungry an apple usually isn’t going to cut it.
I’ve gone through my share of protein powder phases, but I don’t keep it on hand regularly. I’ve also gone through the stages of religiously stocking my freezer with expensive fruit to make smoothies along with nut milk, chia seeds, etc..
But honestly, I don’t always have the money or time to keep all that on hand. So I’ve developed a base shake that has between 12-20 grams of protein and around 400-500 calories using things I always have on hand. I make it at home using a banana (frozen or fresh), Greek yogurt, peanut butter and milk. I have a jar of protein powder at work that I sub out for the Greek yogurt because it’s shelf stable. A perfect breakfast sub that will keep me full and keep my paws off the sweets! See the full recipe below for a list of easy substitutions to customize it for your taste.