Walk into any gym nowadays, and you’re just as likely to hear the rattling of a shaker bottle as the clanking of weights. Protein has become so ingrained in workout culture that it’s hard to imagine not following up a great workout with a shake of some sort.
Regardless of whether you’re an elite athlete or just a weekend warrior, chances are you have a tub of protein powder sitting somewhere in your house. At the very least, you’ve gulped down a shake at one point or another. Now that we know you have some protein laying around somewhere... what are you supposed to do with it? Don’t worry – we have you covered.
H20 is the obvious and most commonly used to mix with your protein. If you’re trying to get cut – water will be your go-to mixer. Maybe you really want to taste the true essence of your delicious protein powder? H20 is the way to go! If you choose to mix with water, try a yummy flavor to spice up your shakes. Our favorite is 100% Grass Fed Whey – Chocolate, it adds just enough sweetness to your shake, and helps satiate your desire for a creamy treat, without the extra calorie count.
Water also helps with staying hydrated during your workout. So why not kill two birds with one stone and stay hydrated while getting to work!
The next option is regular cow’s milk. Regular, as in straight from the cow’s udder, milk. If you prefer your shakes like a creamy ice cream dream, this is your best choice. The higher the fat content of your milk, the creamier the shake will be. APS 100% Grass Fed Strawberry Créme is our favorite option to pair with cow’s milk for an utterly, fantastic shake!
Milk provides some additional protein to the shake, so this can be an advantage if you have a very high required intake. It’ll also provide some carbs in the form of lactose, which can help to kick-start recovery immediately post workout. Seems like milk is a win-win if you’re asking us.
One of our personal favs, almond milk, is another great mixer. Depending on the variety you choose, the calorie count can be very low, with just 30 calories per cup if you purchase unsweetened almond milk.
The protein content of almond milk is very low, so you won’t get much more protein here, but instead, take in a few grams of fat. It also packs in some vitamin E, which is important for keeping your skin and hair healthy.
And you won’t believe how AMAZING chocolate almond milk is with Our Veggie Protein in Dutch Chocolate.
When it comes to recovering after an intense workout, coconut water may be the perfect liquid to add to you favorite APS Protein.
All natural coconut water provides carbs and electrolytes, which are super important for recovering from any intense workout. Add coconut water to any APS product for a refreshing twist on your protein shake.