Combine frozen peaches and protein powder for sweet muscle-building benefits.
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• Scientific whey: A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that whey protein can help rev up fat-burning metabolism. Plus, it’s the go-to protein source for fitness competitors looking to build lean muscle.
• Naturally delicious: Peaches are frozen at the peak of their summer ripeness, so you can store them in your freezer for use any time you want a taste of summer. Adding frozen peaches to your smoothies is a great way to load up on potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
• A taste of maple: Try using a little bit of maple syrup as a sweetener in your homemade smoothies. Studies have shown that it possesses a range of anti-aging antioxidants.
• Nutty truth: Using almond butter in your smoothies adds creaminess and good amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Almond butter has been shown to help elevate levels of healthy HDL cholesterol, which is known for its role in fending off heart disease.
Shopping Tip: Make sure to buy frozen peaches that don’t contain any added sugar!
Peach Power Protein Shake Recipe
Makes 1 serving
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup frozen peaches
1 scoop vanilla-flavored whey protein
1 tablespoon unsalted almond butter
½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2–3 ice cubes
Place all the ingredients in a blender container and mix until smooth. Add more ice as needed to get desired consistency.
Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 306, total fat 13 g, protein 26 g, sodium 102 mg, carbs 25 g, fiber 4.5 g