Muscle Diary 101

Muscle Diary 101

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Homemade Protein Shake Recipe

I am impressed to read that the 1950's and 1960's bodybuilders made their own protein shakes as, unlike these days, protein drinks weren't readily available to purchase.Appearently Reg Park made his own drink of milk, cream and honey. We could easily replicate this drink at home.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I bought my first protein supplement 2 weeks ago and, alas, despite paying a lot of money for it the supplement is already gone. So in my opinion protein supplements or mass / muscle builders and gainers are too expensive.

Here then is a low cost homemade smoothie which is good for you.

My eldest boy loves a smoothie called a 'Wakey-Shakey' which he makes from a kids cookboook that he bought. Basically the shake is made up of banana, milk and peanut butter. I've adapted the recipe and made some healthy additions.

The following recipe is a guideline recipe only. This means that I just open a bag or jar and tip the ingredients in without weighing them. So if you really like an ingredient add more, if you don't like an ingredient subtract some or leave it out.

Homemade Protein Shake

Makes 1 litre

3 bananas
4 Tbsp porridge oats
3 Tbsp sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp Cocoa
A dash of fish oil

Simply add all the ingredients to a 1 litre jug and mix with a hand blender.

Don't fill the jug all the way to the top. Leave a centimeter or two for the milk to splash around when mixing otherwise the jug will overflow.

As you can see the porridge oats,sunflower seeds and milk are full of protein while the sunflower seeds and fish oil are full of healthy omegas which are serious brain food.

How do you make your favourite homemade protein shake?

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