Chocolate Whey Protein Smoothie

Whey provides good satiety and digests easily. It makes a good base shake ingredient and contains about 130 calories and 25g of protein per serving. Whey isolates are fat-free, very low carb and lactose free, but slightly more expensive than whey concentrates which have and extra 1-2g of carbs. Whey is also one of the best muscle-building proteins.

When you lose weight, your body often sheds lean tissue along with fat. But holding on to muscle mass as you get slimmer is crucial to keeping your metabolism from taking a nosedive. The solution: Whey protein can help you lose weight while increasing your muscle mass and decreasing your body fat, says a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

Chocolate Whey Smoothie Recipe

2 scoops of chocolate whey protein isolate
16 oz. unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)
1 pack stevia 2 tbls. chia seeds or flax seeds (or a chia/flax blend)
fill with ice

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

 

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