When I think of protein, the first thing that comes to my mind is body building. Over the past few years I’ve seen my husband increase his protein when he wanted to gain muscle, so when my trainer told me to increase my protein I was confused. Muscles are nice but I want to lose fat and tone not build muscle. That is when I did some research and found out how important protein is for fat loss. During weight loss, the body burns fat and muscle. When there is more protein present, the body focuses on burning fat. Protein also keeps you fuller longer and repairs muscles as you strength train. These are just a few of the many benefits of having a high protein diet.
In order to increase my protein, I started looking for protein shakes. As I was browsing, I noticed that a lot of the shakes were reviewed as having a horrible taste and I don’t eat anything my taste buds don’t agree with, and that’s when I remembered that I have plant protein on hand by Nutrilite (http://www.amway.com/KelvinRiddle/Shop/Product/Product.aspx/Nutrilite-All-Plant-Protein-Powder?itemno=110415) that I purchased from my very own store. I’ve tried plant protein in just water and although it isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever tasted it definitely isn’t the best. That is when the light bulb went off and I decided to browse Pinterest for recipes for homemade protein shakes. That is when I came across this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/93731235973212119/
This banana pudding protein shake above is so yummy!!!! I made mine with half almond milk and half water and I left out the cookies and whipped cream. It was just like drinking banana pudding and this Southern Belle loves banana pudding! I highly recommend it. My 2 year old even enjoyed it! I have a strawberry cheesecake recipe that I will try next and I’m looking forward to it. Protein never tasted so good!