If you enjoy the taste of a raw-egg protein shake before or after your workout, it is important to understand the health risks involved with eating raw eggs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that consuming uncooked eggs puts a person at risk of acquiring salmonella. Caused by the salmonella enteritidis bacteria, salmonella is associated with severe gastrointestinal illnesses that can prove deadly if not addressed early. Fortunately, this does not mean you have to give up your favorite health drink; instead, choose a healthier egg alternative.
Place 1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt in your blender. Add 1/4 cup of fresh or canned fruit to the yogurt in the blender.
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Pour 1/2 cup of pasteurized raw eggs into the blender. Like raw eggs, pasteurized eggs are uncooked. However, pasteurization sterilizes the eggs and removes dangerous bacteria.
Blend the mixture for 15 to 20 seconds until smooth. Pour the protein shake in a cup and drink immediately.
Things You'll Need
1/3 cup nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup fresh or canned fruit
1/2 cup pasteurized eggs
Use flavored or unflavored yogurt for your raw-egg protein shakes.
Three tablespoons of pasteurized egg whites are equal to one whole raw egg.
If you do not finish your protein shake, do not leave it on the counter for later. Just like any egg product, pasteurized raw eggs require refrigeration.