We love the lady in this video, she is so ‘real’ and honest. The video was posted back in 2008 but is pretty inspirational if you have weight loss goals to reach. At the time of posting this, she had lost 72lbs in five months. Pretty good going! She shares her favorite protein shake here.
She calls herself fatty2slim and is so upfront about how she has achieved her weight loss; Not through some magic potion or formula but by making some lifestyle changes, taking exercise and adding this protein shake to her daily routine after her morning workout. She stresses that just drinking the shake is not going to make you slim (although it is low calorie at only around 220 cals). You have to work at it, but we think if you look at the pictures near the end of the video, she has a lot to be proud of and you can achieve results like this too.
Here is the Video Recipe for Banana and Almond Protein Shake
Ingredients you need:
- 1/2 a really ripe banana
- 4 ice cubes
- 3 oz low fat milk
- 3 oz water
- 1 scoop of Jay Robb’s Whey Protein Vanilla (supplies 25g or protein per 30g scoop)*
- 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
*We show you below where you can get this delivered to your door for a great price!
First add the liquid, followed by the ice cubes, almond extract, the scoop of protein and half a banana.
Just whizz everything together and enjoy!
As we mentioned earlier, this video was posted way back in 2008 and she quotes the price of the Jay Robb’s Whey Vanilla protein powder as “around $30” which is a little out of date. But, you will be glad to hear that we tracked down where you can get this on sale at a great discount and get free shipping. Even better, there is now a chocolate flavor which is truly heavenly in combination with the banana and almond in this protein shake.
Focus on Key Ingredient Banana
Why is banana such a great ingredient to add to protein shakes? Quite apart from adding rich and creamy smoothness to your shake, half a banana only adds around 55 calories. Bananas are easy to freeze in chunks so you have them ready for use whenever you need them. By freezing them you will find they give an even creamier result which is especially delicious after a workout or on a hot day.
Bananas are also high in potassium which is good news if you are looking to protect your long-term good health as potassium is important in helping to regulate blood pressure and protect against hardening of the arteries and strokes.
For bone health, although bananas do not contain a lot of calcium themselves, when used in a protein shake using milk or almond milk containing calcium naturally or other milks, fortified with calcium, they will help the digestive system to absorb this essential mineral because they contain a prebiotic called fructooligosaccharide.
They are great to add to a post workout shake to restore energy levels and because they contain pectin which is a soluble fiber, they will help to keep your hunger satisfied as well as helping to keep your digestive system in great shape too.