Avoiding Common

PROTEIN SHAKE MISTAKES


If your 2021 New Year’s goals include losing weight, developing lean muscle, or adding more probiotics and greens to your day, then a protein shake is about to become your best friend.

But remember… if you want to become a protein shake master, it’s important to avoid these 3 very common protein shake mistakes…

Protein Shake Mistake #1: Don’t Have a One-Way Mindset

If you think protein powder is only good to use for shakes…think again! Don’t constrict yourself to only mixing it with liquid. You can use the powder in everything from pancakes to cookies…  from pudding to mousse!

Here are a few of my favorite tasty ways to incorporate recipes…

Almond Joy Protein Cookies 
Chocolate Protein Mousse
Protein Pancakes
Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies
Chocolate Almond Butter Chia Pudding

Protein Shake Mistake #2: Time It 

When you include protein can be just as important as important as the quality of protein you consume! According to top strength training researcher Dr. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D,It’s best to have protein within 30 minutes of strength training, because that’s when your muscles are most receptive to assimilating amino acids and rebuilding the muscle.

Protein Shake Mistake #3: Cater To Your Gut

The most popular form of protein shakes is whey, which is a milk derivative. While I love the creamy texture of a whey shake, some people can have a sensitivity to dairy without even realizing it. For plant-based options, soy is a common alternative. Do your research! For some people, soy protein isolate can cause inflammation, skin issues and nausea. So be kind do your gut and find a formula that caters to your system. If you’re looking for a nut-based plant formula, check out the KS Wellness Vegan Shake!