One piece of advice I wish I had been given sooner was to “eat more protein.” Twenty years ago, conversations about protein just didn’t happen the way they do today (even Cheerios talks about the grams of protein they have ON THE BOX!).
Of course, there are a lot of things that have protein in them but when you start really honing in your diet as a triathlete, the concept of protein powder inevitably comes up. For me, I like to add it as a shake, so that’s where my focus will be in this review.
I have tried many types of protein in shakes: from whey to casein, organic powder to pre-mixed bottles. And this is where I keep coming back to: Gold Standard 100% Vanilla. Why? Because it fits my needs and non of my hardcore bodybuilding buddies will give me a moment of flak for my choice! Blends easily, tastes great (no funky aftertaste) and generally has good nutrition stats (no one’s perfect).
Here’s my recipe:
- 2 scoops vanilla whey
- Handful of frozen blueberries
- Fill until covering berries with 50% less sugar Orange Juice
- Top off with Fat Free Milk
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Bonus: at my wife’s suggestion, I’ve been adding collagen powder to my shakes because of the benefits for joints and skin. This is the brand I use: Natural Force Collagen Peptide