Monday, December 10, 2012

Sweet Potato Protein Shake

I hope you have been enjoying the recent "Fall" recipes I've been posting.  I have been stumbling across lots of really healthy recipes lately.  Each one that I have made I have been very impressed with.  All of them are very simple to make, and make use of ingredients that are in-season (pumpkin and sweet potato).

This recipe comes from Trinity Perkins, TrainWithTrin (whom I have found and made several other recipes from) and makes for a great post-workout shake or mid-afternoon snack.

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup cooked sweet potato
1 Tbsp almond butter (Trinity called for peanut butter but I like almond better)
Dash of cinnamon
Ice as needed

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a mixer and add water as needed to get the consistency you like

2 comments:

Kushal Pandit said...

i read somewhere Whey Protein are beneficial. They provide your body with protein that the food you eat may not be providing. but i wann know Whey Protein usefull for body building..??

Sloane Anderson said...

Whey protein is a "quick absorbing" protein, so when taken after a workout it can help to speed recover from your workout as well as quickly repair and rebuild the muscle tissues.

In contrast, Casein protein is a "slow releasing" protein, so it's beneficial when taken at night about 30-60 min prior to going to bed. While you are sleeping, the casein provides an anti-catabolic (no muscle breakdown) effect as a result of amino-acids being slowly released in the body. Casein can be found in foods such as cottage cheese, yogurt and milk, but can also come in the form of a powder (much like whey protein).