Healthy and nutritious shakes recipes

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-27-2001
Healthy and nutritious shakes recipes
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 5:32pm

I want to know if anyone knows healthy and nutritious homemade recipes for shakes in order to build muscle. I have heard that drinking some shakes

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 10:20pm

Hi Maru

One of my favorite smoothie recipes is:

1 cup of pomegranite juice

2 tbsp plain greek yogurt

1 cup strawberries or raspberries

half banana

1 scoop vanilla protien powder

4-6 ice cubes

Blend until smooth

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 8:02am

Shakes don't really build muscle; you need to lift weights to do that. Shakes can help refuel your body and help you recover after lifting.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2011
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 2:12pm
Have you heard of Shakeology? It's super heatlhy and delicious! Let me know if you'd like more info, and I'll get you some.
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2011
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 10:44pm
I drink Shakeology everyday. Another great shake I love to make is vanilla whey protein (or I like to use vanilla egg white protein powder), a banana, frozen strawberries, spinach, ice and almond milk. It reminds me of funfetti cupcake batter, but is so healthy:) To build muscle you want to increase protein and do resistance training.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 11:27pm

Hi Ashley -

How much spinach do you add to your shake?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2011
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 12:10pm

the shakes are a waste of money and time

you wont see results, trust this!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2003
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 1:13pm
Hi Maru - I don't drink many protein shakes anymore because I'm trying to cut back on dairy product, but I used to simply use a cup of soy milk, a scoop or two of vanilla whey protein powder, and frozen berries. Easy as pie!

That being said, drinking a shake after your workout is a great way to fuel those muscles after you've worked them. It doesn't help you build muscle, but it does help your body repair your muscles after a workout. One of the best afterworkout drinks is actually chocolate milk! It has sugars and protein, and will do the job just fine!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2006
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 12:11am
I love chocolate milk after my long runs. Last week I mixed my chocolate milk with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, banana and chocolate protien powder. It was really tasty and I didn't feel as exhausted and sore after my run as I normally do.