Who loves Strawberry & Vanilla Cupcakes?
If you like your morning shake with a little bit of yumminess then look no further, today I have a really tasty strawberry and vanilla cupcake protein shake recipe to share with you. This is one you definitely will not want to live without. Like Strawberries? Like Cupcakes? Then keep on reading!
Nutrition and what I put into my body is hugely important to me and being lactose intolerant pretty much excludes me from a lot (although in hindsight I am glad because I don’t really want to be putting much dairy into my body anyway.
Protein is an extremely important nutrient to have in our diets and many of us are not taking on enough protein daily. Protein is vital component for every single cell in your body, it helps to build and repair tissue, you need it to make hormones and enzymes and it it is important for building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. You body needs protein in relatively large amounts to stay healthy because unlike carbohydrates and fat, protein is a macronutrient and you body has no reserves to pull from when you are running low. This is why a daily protein shake can be so beneficial to your health.
When protein is digested it leaves behind amino acids which are essential for your body and a complete protein will provide your body will all the amino acids your body needs. A protein rich diet comes with a whole raft of health benefits including curbing hunger by making you feel full, building lean muscle and helping you to maintain a healthy weight.
Protein shakes & me
I try to stay consistent and have a protein shake every day, usually with or after my breakfast and it helps to keep me full all day long. My usual favourite is a chocolate peanut butter cup or my cherry bakewell inspired shake. For todays recipe I stepped a little outside my comfort zone (because that is where the magic happens) and created this yummy strawberry vanilla cupcake flavoured protein shake.
Strawberry Vanilla Protein Shake Recipe
- 1 handful of strawberries, either fresh or frozen.
- 1 handful of banana.
- 250ml of coconut almond milk (or any non dairy milk of your choosing).
- 1 scoop of It Works vanilla protein shake powder.
- 1 tsp of agave nectar (or Manuka honey for any non-vegans).
The method is simple – throw it all into your blender and blend until smooth. We used to use a Nutribullet but we are now big fans of the Blend Active.
This shake is absolutely amazing and here is why:
- Tastes just like a strawberry cupcake.
- A complete protein so it nourishes you body with 9 branch chain amino acids.
- Dairy Free.
- Gluten Free.
- Soy Free.
- Plant based.
- Non-GMO (Meaning no ingredients are genetically modified).
- 15g of organic plant based protein (Sprouted brown rice & yellow pea).
- Only sugar is the naturally occurring sugar in the fruit.
- 5g of Carbohydrates.
It is clean, healthy and everything your body needs. Stay tuned for my Peanut Butter Cup and Cherry Bakewell inspired shakes coming soon!