Post-resistance training workout, I like to refuel with whey protein, but not all whey protein is created equal. I have experienced some serious bloat and gas from more than a few brands… not desirable for anyone, if you know what I mean. I have no endorsement or affiliation with any manufacturer, so this recommendation is just my personal preference: I like Champion Nutrition whey protein. It doesn’t upset my stomach, it dissolves easily, and the taste, in my opinion, is best in class.
Here are two of my concoctions that I thought you may enjoy… then a third one that’s not really a recipe, but a really tasty post-workout shake.
Elvis Protein Shake
1 c. water
1 scoop* Champion Nutrition whey protein (vanilla) (125kcal per scoop)
1 T. Smart Balance peanut butter (80 kcal)
1/4 medium banana (50 kcal)
3/4 c. ice
*When I make this for my husband, I use two scoops of whey protein, which adds an addition 125 calories, making this a 430 calorie beverage. If you add the additional scoop, please add another 1/2 c. of water.
Cinnamon Apple Protein Pancake
3/4 c. egg whites
1 scoop Champion Nutrition whey protein (vanilla)
1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. 1% cottage cheese
1/4 c. applesauce, unsweetened
cinnamon to taste
pinch of salt
1/4 c. Old Fashioned oats
1/4 medium San Rose apple, finely chopped (or your preferred type of apple)
BLEND first 7 ingredients
STIR in oats and apple pieces
COOK in medium skillet (non-stick or lightly buttered) over medium heat until bubbles start forming, then flip.
EAT while still warm!
1 scoop Champion Whey Protein (chocolate) (130 kcal per scoop)
8-12oz water (the container calls for 1c, but I do 12oz)
3/4 c ice
Very easy. I’ve never thought I’d be one that liked the taste of protein powder and water alone, but this particular chocolate whey protein won me over. I’ll take this shake over a heavy milkshake any day! With only 130 calories, I’m raising my glass to Champion Nutrition!