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Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the UN-official start of summer! From pools opening to cyclists on the roads, it’s pretty obvious that we are all getting our fill of physical fitness with the beautiful weather that has just arrived. Recently taking up cycling, outdoor fitness is extremely important to me, but the most important part of fitness is how you recover.
No matter what kind of fitness you like to engage in, to make the most of your summer exercise, you should consume a meal, either whole-food or in liquid form, within an hour after your workout containing protein. This will prevent your body from using its own muscle tissue for energy. For me, I prefer a simple and quick way to help myself recover, so I take the liquid route to speed up the process to build stronger, leaner muscle. Being mostly thirsty after my workouts, I knock out 2 birds with 1 stone with my easy, 3 ingredient, horchata protein shake.
Starting off with a solid base of EAS® 100% Whey Protein, I know I am getting no proprietary blends, but only high-quality pure whey protein. Whey protein is fast digesting and perfect for after a workout to replenish and start rebuilding muscle. Also having no fillers and no added sugar, it allows me to indulge in a delicious shake without guilt. So check out the simple step-by-step instructions to a delicious twist on a typical protein shake:
Horchata Protein Shake
- 2 scoops of Vanilla EAS® 100% Whey Protein
- 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
- 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
- Pour 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk into a protein shaker or cup of your choice. (I prefer to add the wet ingredients first, making it easier for the contents to blend into a shake.)
- Add 2 scoops of Vanilla EAS® 100% Whey Protein.
- Add 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.
- Shake contents in cup or shaker bottle for 30 seconds, until dry contents is dissolved into the coconut milk.
With a total of 240 calories, 2.5 grams of sugar, and 26 grams of protein, it’s almost TOO easy to enjoy my favorite post workout indulge. So take your body somewhere warmer with this tropical treat! You can pick up EAS® 100% Whey Protein and earn $3.00 or $1.00 when you purchase EAS® AdvantEdge Carb Control available at Wal-mart!
Photos: Taylor Grayson