This is a fantastic shake for several reasons. It is great for us who help manage our ADHD with exercise, including lifting, and who want to lose fat and build muscle in it’s place. I usually have one after my workout at least 4 days a week. It gets you all those mini nutrients in the fruit as well as really effective protein delivery.
But, here’s the thing: I was a chef for 13 years. If it don’t taste good, I don’t want no part of it! I’m a lot like your kids that way. Which is why this is a great option for kids who struggle with eating in the stimulants. Believe me, I’ve been there. My parents forced me to drink those Ensure brand shakes out of a can. Their awfulness still turns my stomach 25 years later. Bottom line, it didn’t take a lot of supplementing as long as we worked my eating schedule around the meds. But, if I had had access to this tasty treat, I would have enjoyed a daily smoothie without complaint… maybe.
Matt’s World’s Yummiest Protein Shake
- 8 oz skim milk
- 1 sm squeeze real chocolate syrup*
- 1 heaping scoop Vanilla flavored Whey Protein powder**
- 1/2 a banana, fresh or frozen***
- 10-15 Blueberries, depending on size, fresh or frozen***
- 2-3 Strawberries, quartered, fresh or frozen***
- Start by measuring the milk in the caraffe of the blender.
- Add everything else and blend**** until smooth.
- It should fit in a Pt. glass with 1/2 a banana… though I like a whole one…
*I like Alaskah organic that I get at Whole Foods. Good flavor, consistency, ingredients.
**I like the Whole Foods 365 brand. Dissolves well, subtle vanilla flavor, and you can’t beat the price.
***I buy fresh berries when they are on sale, freeze then on a flat tray, then pack them in ziplocks. They last forever that way. You can buy them frozen too. As for bananas, I just peel and freeze those that are about to go bad… but not quite and use them for shakes or banana bread. I do use them fresh, but actually prefer the consistency of the shake when the banana is frozen. Use whatever in season fruit you like. I did lots of peaches this summer.
****Don’t think you need a $500 Vita Prep to make a shake. That’s one of the biggest scams going. I have a retro model Waring 2 speed with a class caraffe that will always do my bidding and is silly easy to clean. (They run about $100) I’m sure you could do even better if making a shake is your only criterion.