No-Tub Protein Shake
The average exerciser can often get the necessary amount of protein through diet alone, but for competitive and endurance athletes, or those looking to gain muscle mass and strength; the consumption of post-workout protein is paramount.
Consuming about 20 grams of protein post-workout facilitates muscle growth and better recovery. Prioritizing protein also helps replenish muscle glycogen after a rigorous workout. If you're not a fan of the big tubs of protein powder try this modern protein shake from chef Eden Grinshpan.
1½ cups 2-percent, soy or hemp milk
1 frozen banana
2 frozen medjool dates
2 Tbsp raw tahini
1 Tbsp (or more) hemp protein powder
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
½ tsp cinnamon
In a blender or food processor, blend together milk, banana, dates, tahini, protein powder, flax seed and cinnamon until fully combined, adding milk if necessary for consistency. Enjoy immediately.