January 2016 has landed and the recurring conversation I am hearing around the office is which Health Plan people are joining. From Joe Wicks The Body Coach, Clean and Lean, That Sugar Diet to a whole host of plans that are swimming about there – people are really pulling their socks up to knock off that winter bulge.
However, when reading through the plans I hear people shriek!
THEY WANT ME TO ADD PROTEIN SHAKES!
Many of the plans contain protein shakes!
“Hang on a second isn’t that the stuff that body builders drink to make you bulky!”
No ladies it is not. Protein shakes help support you in enabling your body to build lean muscle when doing exercise and following a high protein diet plan.
Lean muscle is what makes you less wobbly and helps you work toward a bikini body with less jiggle and more wiggle.
Genetically we are not built to be body builders..so do not fret adding a protein shake to your diet will not end up with you waking up like Arnie!
So back to the protein shakes. The market is saturated with protein shakes that are FULL OF CRAP! Excuse my language but some contain all sorts of chemicals, sugars, artificial god knows what and taste like a chemical s**t storm.
I usually like to stay close to the Vegan Proteins as I find they are easier on the stomach and not full of animal whey (milk basically) so if you are trying to cut out dairy are better for you.
Let me introduce: Neat Nutrition Whey Protein
This little taster packet was delivered in my gorgeous Fitty London Blake Box
I had been to the gym after dinner and had a little itch for something before hitting the bed to keep my muscles going so I thought “why not”.
I AM NOT KIDDING YOU WHEN I TELL YOU THIS TASTED LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN A MCFLURRY AND DAIRY QUEEN FOR 130KCAL!
My Protein Shake Recipe
I had the Vanilla flavour (always my favourite as you can mix it with anything and the flavour suits) and I opened the sachet and emptied into my blender .
I added 250ml of Alpro Coconut Milk (20kcal per 100ml)
Then a massive hand full of ice
Finally a tsp of Vanilla Essence
It made two portions which I shared with my Boyfriend and we were gobsmacked how good it tasted. So gobsmacked I think I whatsapp’d my friends the world over to share the news!
So if you are starting on a health plan this January and need to add some extra protein I would really recommend trying out this brand.
If you are worried about not liking it and spending £34 – why not try one of the FittyLDN boxes so you can receive a variety of other health goods and try out the protein?
Please comment below if you try this! I want to hear what you think and also share any recipes!
START THIS 2016 AS YOU MEAN TO GO ON: STRONG, LEAN AND FULL OF PROTEIN!
This post is in collaboration with fittyldn but all opinions and recipes are my own.