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{Recipe} Chocolata-Oomph Protein Shake

As we discussed in my last post, Before and After Pics and a Protein Powder Review, getting that post-workout protein is a must if you want a toned physique and healthy muscles.

My {Chocolata-Oomph Protein Shake} has everything you need for that post-workout shake: low in calories, high in muscle-building protein, and super easy to mix up while on the go.

{Domestica’s Chocolata-Oomph Protein Shake}
1 scoop Swanson’s Pea Protein Powder
1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (sifted)
1 tsp Iron-Tek Glutamine Powder
pure stevia extract powder or liquid extract (to taste — I use 135 g Trader Joe’s powder)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other milk of choice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Put all dry ingredients in a small container with a lid and the wet ingredients into a shaker cup. For best results, use a shaker cup with a built-in blender.  When your work-out is over, add the dry ingredients to the shaker cup and shake until smooth.

175 calories | 28 g protein | 2 g sugar | 10 g carbs | 6 g fat

I’ll admit, this is a “functional” smoothie. It tastes good enough to chug after a hard workout but isn’t something you’re going to write home about. Post-workout nutrition is about an immediate protein hit with little fat to interrupt the protein synthesis process so sometimes you just gotta get ‘er done.

If you’re looking for a delicious everyday protein shake and can afford 400+ calories (perhaps as your post-workout meal an hour after your initial protein shake), remove the glutamine and combine all ingredients in a blender along with 2 tbsp of nut butter and half a frozen banana. The frozen banana lends sweetness and a milkshake consistency while the nut butter gives you the rich flavor.

Who knew making muscles could taste so good?!

Domestically Yours,
Natasha Kay

Discussion

4 thoughts on “{Recipe} Chocolata-Oomph Protein Shake

  1. hey I’ve read in a book by Ramiel Nagel that stevia extract is dangerous. the only safe stevia is the minimally processed fresh herb. Fresh stevia is simply dried and powdered. A stevia concentrate which is a brownish color that simply contains the entire stevia herb in a more potent form should be safe too. there are many sweetners made from extracting components of the stevia leaf and they are dangerous. i encourage ppl to be careful they do not mistakenly buy the stevia extract or overly processed product. these extracts of stevia will likely cause significant imbalances to your glandular system. likewise do not use stevia that is or has been stored in glycerin.

    Posted by rex causey | June 6, 2013, 12:20 pm
  2. I know you posted this article 2 years ago. What have you discovered since then. I have found Weston A Price to be a great wealth of info on the dangers of stevia extract.

    Posted by rexcausey | June 6, 2013, 12:21 pm

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