It has officially started. One of the busiest times of the year is really here. November and December are my most stressful months. My workload really increases. I have tons of holiday preparation to deal with. The rotten weather means more challenges driving, cleaning and dealing with life. My first impulse is to grab a few more cups of coffee but that’s not really a healthy choice when you normally drink 3 or 4 cups a day on a good day. A high energy protein shake can jump start your metabolism and provide energy for the whole day.
Strawberry Protein Energy Smoothie | High Protein Energy Shake
Drinking a protein energy smoothie for breakfast starts your day off right. Protein energy smoothies or shakes can help stabilize your blood sugar and provide essential amino acids your body needs. I’m using GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal High Protein Shake in my Strawberry Protein Energy Smoothie. It has 14 grams of vegetarian, non-GMO protein per serving. It features spirulina, digestive enzymes, 3 grams of dietary fiber and all 9 essential amino acids. It even provides 100% of the daily value of a bunch of different vitamins and minerals.
Plant-based protein is a great option if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet or simply want to support lean muscle and total body health. Plant-based protein sources include soy, brown rice, pea and hemp. Each serving contains spirulina and bee pollen along with 14 grams of protein from non-GMO vegetarian sources like soy protein, brown rice protein and pea protein. These support energy production and we all know how important that is for busy women. You can find all of these plant protein sources at GNC.
- Brown rice protein is not a complete or whole protein and is traditionally paired with pea protein to complete the essential amino acid profile.
- Pea proteins are commonly high in the amino acids lysine and arginine and are a protein building block.
- Soy protein provides essential amino acids our bodies need for growth and repair of muscles. Soy protein contains no cholesterol and very little fat.
This Strawberry Protein Energy Smoothie is very versatile. You can use whatever type of milk you prefer. If you are a vegetarian, use almond, coconut or soy milk. If you’re not following a vegetarian lifestyle, you can use dairy milk. Change the fruit you add depending on what you have. This delicious protein energy smoothie could be made with frozen mangoes, bananas, peaches or any other type of frozen fruit you have on hand.
- 10 frozen strawberries
- 1 cup of milk of your choice
- Handful of slivered almonds
- 2 scoops of GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal High Protein Energy Shake (Vanilla Flavor)
- Place the frozen strawberries and the milk in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add 2 scoops of GNC SuperFoods Spiru-Meal High Protein Energy Shake (Vanilla Flavor) and pulse until mixed.
- Enjoy cold.
If you enjoy smoothies, make sure you try my Blueberry Protein Smoothie and my Pumpkin Coconut Paleo Smoothie.
This post is brought to you by GNC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.