By Elliot Fisher MS, ATC, CSCS, PES
In a previous blog I covered a high calorie protein shake for people trying to gain weight. Today I’m going to cover a recipe for a low calorie protein shake. This is for people who want to lose weight or don’t have as many calories to play with.
1 scoop whey protein ~100 calories, 20 protein, 2 fat, 2 carbs
1 frozen banana ~105 calories, 1 protein, 0 fat, 27 carbohydrates
2 cups skim milk ~160 calories, 16 protein, 0 fat, 22 carbohydrates
OR 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (for extra low calories, but at expense of some protein) ~60 calories, 2 protein, 5 fat, 2 carbohydrates
Total calories/macros with skim milk:
37 grams of protein
2 gram of fat
41 grams of carbohydrates
Total calories/macros with almond milk:
23 grams of protein
6 grams of fat
29 grams of carbohydrates
*Nutrition facts may change based on type/brand of protein powder*
Mix in a blender and enjoy a nice creamy high protein/low calorie shake!
This recipe is also especially high in calcium, potassium, and plenty of other vitamins and minerals!