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How to Make a Whey Protein Shake With Fruits

by
author image Rachel Nall
Rachel Nall began writing in 2003. She is a former managing editor for custom health publications, including physician journals. She has written for The Associated Press and "Jezebel," "Charleston," "Chatter" and "Reach" magazines. Nall is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Tennessee.
How to Make a Whey Protein Shake With Fruits
Fruit and whey protein provide a filling post-workout snack. Photo Credit Aiselin82/iStock/Getty Images

Whey protein is a protein source derived from milk and sold as a powder. This protein is particularly appealing because it is highly bioavailable, meaning the body uses it while creating minimal wastes. If you have trouble getting enough protein in your daily diet or are very physically active and need a fast way to incorporate protein into your daily intake, blending a whey protein shake can help. You can enhance flavor by adding a variety of fresh fruits you enjoy.

Step 1

Measure one scoop of whey protein powder and add to blender. Whey protein powders are available in a variety of flavors, including strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Since you will be combining the powder with fruit, consider combinations like strawberry protein powder and bananas or a blueberry and vanilla protein powder shake.

Step 2

Wash desired fruits and slice into smaller pieces, if necessary. The fruits you choose can depend upon your individual tastes. Some examples of fruits to include can be papaya, blueberries, strawberries, peaches and kiwi.

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Step 3

Add 1/2 cup of fluid choices such as low-fat milk or water. Milk is a good choice if your whey protein shake will be consumed post-workout because it contains carbohydrates, which can be a good energy source.

Step 4

Add 1/2 cup of ice if you desire the shake to have an iced effect. Blend until you achieve your desired consistency and pour into a chilled glass.

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