Shakes are a quick and easy way to pack in some quality nutrition. Whether it’s an on-the-go breakfast, a balanced snack in the afternoon, or fuel to support your training session, the right ingredients can help you get the most out of your shake.
When it comes to making shakes for our clients, we opt for products from our partner Onnit. Here are some of our favorite ingredients that you can keep around for a healthy, delicious shake every time.
This whey protein isolate powder, which is the purest form of whey available, offers 20 grams of protein per serving to support muscle gain and maximize recovery. Plus, it’s derived from New Zealand dairy cows that graze pastures year-round and are treated humanely.
If you follow a plant-based diet or just don’t handle whey protein very well, a plant protein is a good option. This pea-based protein powder has a blend of watermelon, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds to offer a complete amino acid profile, which you can’t get from one plant-based food alone and is necessary for building proteins and synthesizing neurotransmitters and hormones.
3. MCT Oil
Derived from 100% coconut, this MCT oil provides a fast fuel source for the brain and body. And all you need is ½ to 1 tablespoon to get the benefits. Plus, using coconuts instead of palm fruit helps preserve orangutan habitats in palm forests.
Blended with macadamia nuts and chia seeds to provide a good source of heart-healthy fats, the peanut butter and almond butter flavors are especially versatile for shakes. Just 1 to 2 tablespoons will give you the necessary fat to help keep energy levels up.
This is a must-have no matter what your performance goals are. Studies have shown that creatine can minimize muscle loss during weight loss and help maximize muscle gain when trying to build lean mass.
Here’s another great option to support muscle recovery and promote a healthy gut. Glutamine is an abundant amino acid, especially in your muscles and gut, but it’s easily depleted in highly active individuals. Keeping your stores topped off will help minimize muscle breakdown and enhance nutrient absorption.
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