Pina Colada Protein Shake: A tropical island-beach vacation in a cup! 🙂
-1 cup milk of choice (coconut milk from the carton would work best, or unsweetened almond milk)
-1 scoop of vanilla (whey) protein powder
-1/2 cup chopped pineapple (I had to use canned, but no syrup added)
-1/3 to a 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
-1/4 tsp coconut extract
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
-1 tsp Stevia (optional)
-1/4 tsp guar gum (optional-adds thickness)
Blend and enjoy!
I would recommend drinking this post-exercise; the protein will be quickly absorbed to help muscle recovery and the pineapple’s (natural) sugars and nutrients will help replenish energy.
PLUS-Did you know? Pineapple is high in bromelain and manganese; these help protein absorption and build stronger bones/tissue. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and can help reduce muscle strain and soreness!!