Friday, March 15, 2013

Three Protein Shake Variations For You To Try

Friends, I've been drinking this whey crap for wheyyyyyyy too long, and I have to admit - it's gets a bit boring.  Just a bit.  For this reason, and also because I enjoy creating my own recipes, I have 3 different protein shake variations to share with you.

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Protein shakes are a great way to get amino acids into the bloodstream quickly following an intense workout.  This will help to stop the breakdown of muscle, and aid in the recovery process.

Keep in mind that whey protein powder is MY preference for a protein source.  There's casein, vegan/soy, etc. out there, but I choose whey.  So supplement your favorite source of protein powder instead of whey if you choose to, just make sure the flavors are the same in reference to what I am presenting here.

Also, I add 1 scoop (5 g) of creatine monohydrate to all of my shakes.  I am not suggesting you begin using creatine as a supplement, I am just giving you an honest description as to what my shakes contain.  However, if you do use creatine powder supplements, be aware that you can add a scoop to each one of these shakes.

These are my top 3 go-to shakes right now:

  1. Orange Creamsicle Shake:
  • 1 scoop (20 g) of  VANILLA whey protein powder
  • 6 ounces of orange Gatorade
  • 2 ounces of water

    2.  Tootsie Roll Shake:
  • 1 scoop (20 g) of CHOCOLATE whey protein powder
  • 4 ounces of grape juice (go with a 100% juice here, not "grape drink")
  • 4 ounces of water

    3.  Key Lime Shake:
  • 1 scoop (20 g) of VANILLA whey protein powder
  • 6 ounces of lemon-lime Gatorade
  • 2 ounces of water

Make sure to pick up a shaker-cup. My favorite is the one with the "blender ball".  All you do is add the ingredients, and shake WELL (don't want any clumps or sediment in your drink...ugh)

Very simple recipes here, but they should add some variation to your post-workout recovery regiment.


+Wesley Claytor


  1. Have you tried the Vega products. These are raw food protein powders with no soy or whey fillers. They are made from super foods such as maca, green vegetables, seaweed and powerful vitamins and herbs.

    Wild Grasses also has protein and green powders and my favorite at the moment is Vitamineral Green and I add maca.

  2. I actually haven't, only due to the cost factor... I make my own "green" shakes (actually have a post up here on my blog for one of my green shakes), and really wanted to start to incorporate maca & wheat-grass into what I do. However, I just can't afford to maintain those types of supplements.

  3. Hi,
    Shaker Cup.Honestly, I imagine you can just leave it out and be okay. You are getting potassium from the multivitamin and it is only for three days. I wouldn't sweat it. Enjoy!