Here’s a great recipe for Summer to increase your protein and help you burn fat during the hot summer months compliments of Oxygen Magazine.
Ready in 5 minutes • Makes 1 servingA high-protein shake that provides a modest amount of carbohydrates can be consumed one hour or less before weight training, and/or one hour after weight training to support muscle rebuilding and increased strength.” – Monique Ryan, MS, RD, author of Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes(VeloPress, 2007).
Blend these ingredients for a high-protein shake we know you’ll love.
• 8 oz low-fat chocolate milk
• 1 scoop (30 g) of whey protein
• 1 cup frozen raspberries or blueberries
NUTRIENTS PER SERVING:
Calories: 345, Total Fats: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 73 mg, Sodium: 208 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 44 g, Dietary Fiber: 8 g, Sugars: 37 g, Protein: 31 g, Iron: 1 mg (source)
The calories and carbs for this shake could be pretty high if you want to use this shake as a fun snack. If you are looking to trim it down, then try using half the amount of chocolate milk, and the other half normal milk or water. You could also use a low carb protein shake.