I have been getting a lot of questions about what protein powder I use, so I decided to share with you guys my favorite protein powder and how or when I like to use them.
To begin I just want to start by saying that I am not sponsored by any of these brands and I am not being paid to talk about them. I am simply sharing with you guys what I like and what works for me!
So I have 3 favorite brands of protein that I like to use. I use them all in different ways that I find taste best and work the best for me.
I personally get in a lot of protein from more natural sources everyday, however when I am working out, I like to have a little something extra to really help my recovery and build my muscles. And a little extra protein just makes me feel good.
When I was recovering from my skin removal surgeries it was essential for me to get in A LOT of protein. Using these products was a great way for me to get that protein in, and I think it is what really helped me heal so quickly. My body was actually craving protein.
So lets begin…
I have found that this brand is the best when I just want to drink a protein shake plain. I usually add about 6oz of water, a little less than 1 full scoop (I like to keep mine around 100 calories) and shake it up in my blender bottle. I will usually have this right after I workout and sometimes before I workout too, depending what I eat before I go workout.
Kevin and I love the Pure Chocolate flavor the best! It tastes just like chocolate milk. You can also use milk for a more rich flavor.
This protein is my absolute favorite for making protein waffles. (Waffle Recipe).
Protein waffles are amazing and I love eating them before or after I workout or eating them for breakfast or even dinner…really anytime! I usually eat these as a meal. Snickerdoodle and chocolate peanut butter are amazing!
I love using both of these brands to mix with nonfat milk (or milk of choice), fruit and a little ice to make a smoothie, fruit bowl or shake. My favorite is vanilla protein powder, raspberries or strawberries, nonfat milk and ice and blend it up! So good! Definitely a great way to help a sweet tooth and get a little protein in.
I love eating Quest bars! Sometimes before I workout I will eat 1/2 of a bar.
Suppliments and Vitamins
For me, I take a multivitamin, probiotic, vitamin C and LOTS and LOTS of water. I really do not take anything else in terms of supplements or pre workouts.
I really hope that this helps you guys out! I am not a nutritionist or an expert on this, or by any means telling you guys that you need to drink protein shakes in order to lose weight. I am just sharing with you what I do and what I find helps me. I will also only drink or eat these bars and shakes if I go workout, and sometimes when I am not in the mood I do skip it all together. I just found over the years that these are the best ones for me and the ones that I love!
Please let me know if you have any questions! Also I would love to hear about what you like eat or drink before or after you workout or what your favorite protein powder is!