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Healthy Smoothie Recipe For Building Lean Muscle

A milkshake that’s healthy? Yes Please!

Sometimes a smoothie is just easy for when we are busy or on the go. Or maybe you just want a tasty post-workout snack or something sweet for dessert! Well, look no further, because I have the BEST smoothie recipe that tastes like a milkshake!

Missy’s Secret Protein Smoothie Recipe

Here is what you will need:

  1. 5-6 ounces of Goat’s Milk, or unsweetened almond milk/other nut milk, just make sure it is sugar-free, and please don’t use oat milk.

  2. 1 Scoop of your favorite protein powder-here is a link to my favorite: Prime Protein Grass-Fed Beef Isolate Protein Powder – Chocolate & Vanilla – Equip (equipfoods.com)

  3. 4 ice-cubes

  4. 3-4 1-inch cubes of frozen papaya, you could also use frozen banana if you are not watching carbs

  5. Add-ins: baby greens like kale or spinach. This adds a great amount of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals, with very little effect on taste. It is totally optional

  6. 10-20 grams of your favorite Collagen peptides-I use these: Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides – Unflavored Collagen Powder | Collagen Peptides

That’s it! You will need a Nutri Bullet, Magic Bullet, or blender to blend all of these ingredients together. Blend until it is thick and creamy like a milkshake and enjoy!!


Why do I use Goat’s Milk and Papaya?

Well to start, I don’t drink dairy milk because it upsets my GI tract terribly, as it does for most people, due to its highly inflammatory composition. Also, dairy milk is very high in sugar and calories. For the longest time I used unsweetened almond milk, except I never liked all of the additives in almond milk, Those can be worse for your GI than dairy! So, I made the switch to Goat’s milk after learning about some of the fantastic qualities it has. Goat’s milk contains the A2 variety of casein dairy, which is NOT inflammatory, so it is much easier to digest. Plus it contains 33% of Calcium and it is high in Vitamin A, which I am deficient in due to a gene variation in my DNA. Most importantly it contains Medium-chain triglycerides which aid in fat oxidation and brain function!


And then there is papaya. So, papaya is a tropical fruit and can be hard to find in the grocery store. You will usually find it near the other tropical fruit, like the pineapple. You want to look for a papaya that doesn’t have any spots on it, that is firmish, but not hard, and turning a golden yellow color. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain, which helps you digest protein! How convenient! It also helps soothe constipation and just so happens to make your smoothie oh-so-creamy and good, without a lot of sugar or calories. It also contains a good amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, and Fiber.


And just for good measure, in case milkshakes aren’t your thing and you would prefer a “smoothie” I have some great recipes if you click this link

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