Shakes are a great way to start the day and are refreshing after a sweaty workout.
Not only is this protein shake convenient and tasty, it’s high in protein and will help boost your fat regulating hormones. Chug one of these glasses and you can say bye-bye to hunger pangs.
The choicest of the ingredients that go into making this protein shake provides you with a whole range of nutrients. Let’s look at some of them!
This protein shake is incomplete without milk. Most of the proteins are made up of amino acids of 2 kinds: essential, the one which can’t be synthesized in the body and non-essential, one which is easily available in the diet.
However, milk is one such protein that is adequate in all terms. Hence, it is rated at highly bioavailable, ranking second only to the egg.
In addition, cow milk is also a good source of bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin D.
Did you know, milk proteins are highly bioavailable? They rank second only to egg! A definite must vegetarian source of protein.
Bengal gram powder
Bengal grams are the most resourceful of the pulses that are easily available in every kitchen.
The World over, they are prized for their high protein and fiber content among other key vitamins and minerals.
Bengal gram when consumed before a meal has shown to affect the blood sugar beneficially in people with diabetes.
All that is because of its insoluble fiber content. Apart from this, Bengal gram is rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin K, potassium among other nutrients.
Both walnuts and almonds used in this protein shake provide a healthy dose of essential omega-3 fats along with protein.
They are rich in satiating fiber too. A great reason to include in the diet. And what better when they can be drunk.
Ok, we have spoken enough about the ingredients! You can find the recipe below
- 200 ml skimmed milk
- 10 gms roasted Bengal gram powder
- 6 almonds (soaked overnight)
- 4-5 walnuts
- 4 ice-cubes
Blend all the ingredients and serve chilled!
Also read: Refreshing Vegetable Juice!