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Peachy Protein Milkshake
Makes 1 serving
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup ice
1 peach (pit removed), quartered
1 scoop plain or vanilla whey protein
1 tablespoon unsalted almond butter
½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (omit if using vanilla protein powder)
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place all the ingredients in a blender container and blend until smooth.
Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 306, total fats 13 g, saturated fat 1.5 g, trans fat 0 g, protein 26 g, sodium 102 mg, total carbohydrates 25 g, fiber 4.5 g, sugar 18 g
Whey Cool: Beyond packing a serious protein punch to show your muscles some love, a recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that whey protein can help rev up fat-burning metabolism.
Just Peachy! Whizzing summer’s quintessential stone fruit into your shakes is a surefire way to load up on potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Maple Madness: As far as sweeteners go, you could do a lot worse than using maple syrup in your blender mixes. Recent studies have shown that this tree goo possesses a range of anti-aging antioxidants.
Go Nuts: Almond butter lends smoothies nutty richness and good amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. In fact, the nut butter has been shown to help elevate levels of HDL cholesterol, deemed healthy cholesterol for its role in fending off heart disease.