Even ‘on the go’ there’s a delicious way to fit nutrition and even hydration into your fitness training this summer. Why not add some fun to boost those workouts? Read on for yummy ideas from 3D Fitness, Vancouver’s downtown personal trainer. Sure you know it’s the place to get support with the best moves and motivation to help you achieve your fitness goals. Now, read on for just a few of the flavour favourite protein shake ideas you can reach for this month to perk up your palate.  

Remember the main ingredients you need to get your results, are regular high intensity bouts of exercise and paying attention to what you eat is also a great supplement. Protein is an essential macronutrient for building lean muscle mass and so protein shakes are a tool that can help you to fitness gains and fat loss. 

They are fast and easy to prepare. They help you avoid unhealthy fast food choices masquerading as meals. But variety is the secret to keep you from getting bored you’re your shakes and missing the benefits. So, why not try one of these yummy combos: 

All you need for protein shakes is a blender, ingredients and imagination:  

Vancouver Downtown Personal Trainer

1. Traditional Breakfast Oatmeal Shake 

¼ cup dry oats
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1 ½ cups water or milk
handful of ice cubes 

2. Sunny Smile Shake 

1 seedless, peeled orange
1 cup milk
2 scoops unflavored protein powder
handful of ice cubes 

3. Marvelous Café Mocha Shake 

½ cup milk
½ cup cold brew black coffee
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
liquid stevia to taste
handful of ice cubes 

4. Lunch as Luscious Peanut Butter Cup Shake 

1 cup water or milk
2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
handful of ice cubes 

5. Seriously Spinach, Kiwi and Chia Seed Shake 

1 ½ cups water or milk
1 cup packed spinach
1 ripe kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
handful of ice cubes 

Vancouver Downtown Personal Trainer got 3 tips on the best time to drink your protein shakes: 

Now that all you fitness trainers know you can have fun with the flavours, do you want to know the best times to have your protein shake? Here are some basics that will boost your benefits: 

a) Drink a protein shake in the morning for breakfast.
b) Enjoy a protein shake within 30 minutes after your fitness
c) Go for the no-guilt dessert after dinner with a protein shake!  

Whenever you choose to have your protein shake it can serve as fast and easy replacement meal – so find the right time for it to hit the spot for you!  

One reminder from your professional fitness trainer who is looking after your long-term success and health. Protein shakes are a fun and flavourful replacement meal– but don’t choose protein shakes over whole food too often in your daily planning. Go for the good mix of small meals containing lean proteins and non-starchy vegetables and the quick and easy protein shake and get the healthy lean body you want!  

Would you like some help getting started on your fitness journey? Let’s get you going with a free initial consultation and assessment with your Vancouver downtown personal trainer.  

Supporting Your Healthy and Active Life
Sam Jabarin
Canfitpro Personal Trainer
ISSA Nutrition Coach

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