What are your favorite post workout shakes?
March 30, 2009 10:27 AM   Subscribe

What are your favorite post workout shakes? Looking for tasty recipes, my choco banana shake is getting played out.

Any and all ingredients accepted. High calorie or low calorie (I do prefer more filling shakes). I typically throw in milk, choco whey, and banana into a blender immediately after my morning workout. What are a list of ingredients to keep on hand for adding some variety to my shakes?

I did see the old thread http://ask.metafilter.com/49476/Lets-have-your-recipes-for-lowcalorie-protein-shakes, but this did not get many replies. Hoping for some new ones.
posted by ShootTheMoon to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Not a whole bunch different, but:

-2 cups 2% (or skim) milk
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-2 hearty tbsp natural peanut butter
-one ripe banana
-2 scoops vanilla protein powder
-handful ice cubes

Works well for me, and is mega filling. Alternately, I'll sub frozen blueberries in for either the peanut butter or the banana.
posted by liquado at 10:33 AM on March 30, 2009

For a change of pace, sometimes I order the Liquid Yoga from Emack and Bollio's, since there's one at the train station on my way home from capoeira. Banana, vanilla, and chai (plus protein powder)
posted by mkb at 10:44 AM on March 30, 2009

I like berry smoothies. I tend to make 3 servings at a time and either share them with other family members or save them in a Thermos for the following day.

500 ml skim milk
500 ml vanilla nonfat yogurt
1 banana
3 large handfuls frozen berries

for a smoothie that's slightly less sweet, you can just use plain yogurt.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:54 AM on March 30, 2009

Banana, dates and Silk chocolate soy milk.
Sometimes I replace the chocolate soy milk with peanut butter and use water to get the consistency l like.
posted by willmize at 10:56 AM on March 30, 2009

My staple smoothie:

half cup water
T flax seeds
1 banana
2 large handfuls frozen strawberries
1 handful frozen peach slices
1 large handful frozen blueberries
2 giant handfuls of fresh baby spinach

I can't taste the spinach at all, and it is frosty and delicious. You could replace the water with some sort of milk. I find it very filling.
posted by Brody's chum at 11:45 AM on March 30, 2009

Banana, orange, some pineapple or mango juice for a tropical taste, milk or yogurt, ice and a generous (at least 1/4 t.) cinnamon, and whatever protein/soy addition you like. Tropinanamon.
posted by tula at 11:47 AM on March 30, 2009

Not much different from others, but I'll add that the Optimum Nutrition French Vanilla Creme whey protein powder is much, much tastier than their regular Vanilla flavor.

My shake is:
1 cup skim milk
.5 cup water
1 serving ON French Vanilla Creme whey
1 banana
2 ice cubes
1 tsp. creatine

When feeling creative, I'll add either a handful of strawberries and a little Splenda, or 2 Tbsp. peanut butter.
posted by coolguymichael at 12:41 PM on March 30, 2009

Try adding a few (I usually do 4 heaping) tablespoons of rolled oats. Milled hemp and flax seeds are nice, as is almond butter. Kefir and greek yogurt are also nice to experiment with.
posted by Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific at 12:56 PM on March 30, 2009

I second the suggestion of adding rolled oats...

My shake isn't too different than the ones suggested:

1 or 2 cups frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
2 tbsp Peanut butter
1 cup (or less?) rolled oats
half a banana
Unsweetened soymilk...


I sometimes add flaxseed oil when I have it on hand...
posted by jnnla at 1:11 PM on March 30, 2009

My favorite is
fresh or frozen blackberries
banana (optional)
1 cup of hemp milk (both brands I've seen are sweetened but not with sugar--usually brown rice syrup)
1 tsp spirulina
1 tsp bee pollen
1 tbsp almond butter

I could drink this everyday.
posted by nikitabot at 1:25 PM on March 30, 2009

I once had a basil-banana smoothie — a couple bananas, a handful of basil leaves, a little honey, and whatever you like to thin it out a bit — and my god, it was amazing!
posted by adiabat at 6:15 PM on March 30, 2009

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