Here are some quick and easy protein shake recipes you can use to make breakfast prep fast and easy. Also finding ways to make clean eating fit into your busy schedule with ease is crucial if you want to have success in this healthy lifestyle.
Plus having a good amount of protein for breakfast helps you maintain hunger levels and blood sugar balanced for the start of the day. Also Tim Ferris documented some experiments in his book "The 4 Hour Body" proving that consuming 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up also helps you burn fat.
I believe the reasons why that might work is because during the morning time your cortisol and adrenaline levels are usually higher. These two hormones help your body burn up fat as fuel when less sugar (from carbohydrates) are present in your blood (but if cortisol is too high it has reverse affects).
If you consume too much carbs in the more you produce more insulin which cancels out the effects of cortisol and adrenaline.
Also after sleeping all night your muscles and tissue are hungry for fuel to keep repairing and building which protein helps to do just that. (hence why protein is called the building blocks of life aka. amino acids).
Also your body uses (burns) more calories breaking down protein then carbohydrates.
Those are just a few reason why you should choose a higher protein breakfast rather than the standard american one. (note by higher protein I don't mean to avoid any carbs just make sure that at least 40-50% of your breakfast is protein).
A quick note about why you really need to avoid the standard american breakfast...
Choosing to have a heavy carbohydrate and sugar breakfast is an almost guarantee you'll experience your energy levels crash hard before it's lunch time.
Which then leads to un-healthy snacking to raise back your blood sugar level usually with something sweet or some sort of caffeinated drink. Unfortunately this happens through out the day for most people.
A sea-saw effect on your energy levels, moods and attention span. And people wonder why so many kids have a hard time paying attention in class. If they are having the standard american breakfast then you know why...
So the alternative to that is make sure your breakfast protein shake recipes consist of high protein, fiber, good fat and some carbs.
I suggest you choose a protein powder that has at least 20 grams per serving. If you are a male aim for at least 30 grams.
Also choose a protein powder that has a low amount of carbohydrates in it and try to use one that doesn't have artificial flavors or additives. Below is a list of some brands I use in my protein shakes:
Vega Sport - Vegan Plant based Protein
Stronger Faster Healthier - Grass Fed Whey Protein (this one is my favorite)
Jay Robb - Egg White Protein
Also maybe buy a few single serving packets first. To make sure you like that brand, otherwise if you don't like the taste you either won't use or add sweetener to it (yeah i'm on to you;)
27 Protein Shake Recipes To Make Breakfast Easier
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and special thanks to the people at 9 Rounds for making this great infographic!