Best Protein Shakes For All-Day Energy!

Protein Problems

When I first started working out I didn’t really know anything about protein. I had no idea how much our bodies really need each day. It’s kinda crazy. If you are doing any serious weightlifting or athletic training, you should be getting about .8-1g protein per kilogram of lean body weight. While my number one goal is to always get my nutrients from whole foods, it’s pretty hard to get all that protein in one day. Over the last few years I have tried all sorts of protein powders. I always try to stick to the cleanest protein I can. If I am going to supplement with powder, it’s gotta be good stuff! No crazy chemically altered chalky powder you find in the back of a cross-fit gym. Yep… I went there haha.

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Most of you know I went pretty much dairy free over the last couple of years. When I did, I noticed big changes in my body, but there were days I missed yogurt and other dairy based yumminess. My sister told me to try reintroducing grass fed dairy from time to time and I actually saw a HUGE difference! I didn’t get all bloaty and gassy like I used to with non-grass-fed dairy and I seemed to digest it just fine. It totally makes sense though. We always talk about ditching processed foods from our own diets, but when you consume regular dairy, you are consuming milk from cows that have been fed a processed diet their entire lives. Grass-fed cows are those who feed off the grass like they were meant to. This makes the milk richer is Omega-3 fats, vitamin E and beta-carotene.

Alright, so all that being said I found a new EXCELLENT protein powder for all you clean-eating, dairy-lovers out there! It’s Kura Protein Smoothie Powder , which uses pure and pristine dairy protein from New Zealand, and I made 3 of my FAVORITE protein shakes for all day energy to share with you! I think people often miss out on the benefits of protein shakes because they don’t totally know what to put in them or when to make them. If you want to make these yourself, my lovely friends are Kura are giving all LSF girls 10% off when you use the discount code: KURALSFI on Amazon – Let’s shake it up!

Each serving offers:

14 grams of KURA’s pure, bioavailable protein

100% RDA of Vitamin D, C B6, B12 and six other vitamins & minerals

26 essential vitamins and minerals

5 grams of fiber

5.4 grams or 4 times the Omega-3’s found in a single serving of Salmon

4 billion CFU Active Probiotics

Prebiotics

GMO Free

Gluten-Free

No Added Sugar – only natural occurring lactose from milk

No Preservatives

No artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors

 

 

KuraBer

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 scoop Kura Berry Protein Powder
  • 1c Almond Milk or water
  • 1c Frozen blueberries
  • 1c Spinach
  • 1/2c Dry Rolled Oats
  • 1Tbs Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1/4c Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Avocado

 

KuraChoc

Not So Chunky Monkey Post Workout Smoothie

  • 1-2 scoops Kura Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1c Almond Milk or water
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1Tbs Peanut Butter
  • 1Tbs Flaxseed

 

KuraVan

Vanilla Dreams

  • 1 scoop Kura Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1c Almond Milk or water
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4c Plain Greek Yogurt

Get Your Shake On

You girls will have to let me know if you try these recipes! Again, this doesn’t mean you should have three shakes a day or live off protein powders, but it is a great way to get the nutrients you need when your short on time. I’m excited to have finally found a CLEAN protein powder that actually tastes good! Thank you Kura!

LSF Girls can get 10% off when you use the discount code: KURALSFI on Amazon. For a full list of stores that carry Kura click HERE

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What if you are allergic to nuts? What is a good substitute for Peanut Butter on toast, almond milk for protein shakes, and almonds as a snack?

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I’m so glad you shared this protein powder with us. I was looking for a clean powder myself but wasn’t sure where to go. I was so worried I’d get a product that claimed to be clean but was really full of chemicals. I would grab a smoothie from the juice bar at my gym but they are so expensive making my own allows me more time on the gym floor and some extra cash in my pocket! So glad I can enjoy a quick, easy and healthy lunch now when I’m going back to work after a great workout.… Read more »

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I just read your article about coffee and all the harmful chemicals in the store bought Almond milk. I’m confused because all the recipes for the protein shakes have Almond milk in them. Are you making your own almond milk for these smoothies? I worry that if a few tablespoons of Almond milk in my coffee is bad than a whole cup in the smoothie can’t be healthy. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Hey, thanks for the yum protein shake recipes. Can we use regular yoghurt instead of greek one?