The Scoop on Protein

Written by Megan Higginbotham

October 9, 2018

We most definitely recommend having a protein shake directly after your workout and here’s why… This is going to aid in the recovery process, remember your gains are not all about how hard you work, but also about your ability to recover and adapt to your workouts. When you’re consistently breaking down your muscles with intense workouts, not getting enough sleep, and less than ideal nutrition…you’re neglecting your body from the reward of working hard.
No need to stress because we have some great solutions! At In Motion we highly relitepro-supplement-facts-1ecommend our supplement line, TopTrainer. Besides being delicious, all of our ElitePro whey proteins are produced from Grass Fed Whey, are non-GMO, growth hormones free, gluten free, and soy free. What’s more is they are super clean! 1g of carbs and 1g of sugars…yeah buddy!
Try all 4 flavors: Cocolate PB, Vanilla Bean, Cake Batter, & Chocolate Milkshake
If you’re looking for something with a fe more calories, try our SlimSmoothie meal rslim-smoothie_choco-fudge_supplement-fact-paneleplacement shakes. This is a Grass Fed Whey Protein containing superfoods, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, and fiber. Just like the ElitePro, these are hormone free, gluten free, and soy free. Even though this is a “meal replacement” it is still pretty low on carbs (11g) and sugars (1g), and calories (143). These come in 3 delicious flavors: Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Fudge, & Mocha Latte
Shakes are a great way to get good calories in and a delicious, convenient way. Here are a few tips from Precision Nutrition when creating a healthy shake.

*These are basic guidelines to a healthy shake. These are not mandatory when creating your healthy shake. If you want less calories feel free to skip steps. If you are eating low carb, you may want to skip a fruit and add extra veggies. You get the point. Make it what you want/need it to be.

Step 1: Pick a liquid

Water, almond butter, milk, iced green tea, ripple (pea protein milk), rice milk, ice cubes

Step 2: Pick a protein powder

At In Motion we use and recommend TopTrainer but we recommend something that is low in sugar and high quality protein. 

Step 3: Pick a fruit

Feel free to be creative when picking a fruit. Here are some commonly used fruits: Apple, berries, banana, powdered fruit supplement, pineapple.

Step 4: Pick a vegetable

Dark leafy greens (Spinach, kale), Pumpkin, sweet potato, beets, cucumber

Step 5: Pick a healthy fat

Avocado, walnuts, cashews, almonds, peanut butter/almond butter, flax seed, hemp seeds, chia seeds

Step 6: Add any missing ingredient

Oats, coconut, cacao nibs, yogurt, granola, cinnamon.

Precision Nutrition’s Original Super Shake:

12 ounces of water

2 scoops of vanilla protein

2 cupped handfuls of fresh or frozen berries

1 fist of spinach

1 thumb of mixed nuts

1 thumb ground flax

½ cup of plain yogurt

1 serving of greens supplement

Add water or iced green tea, protein, berries, nuts, ground flax, yogurt, and greens supplement to a blender and blend on high for 1 minute, Next add the spinach to the blender and blend again for 1 minute. Add ice if using fresh berries and uncooked oats if you want to add more carbs.

Nutrition Info

Calories 495 calories
Protein 60 g
Carbohydrates 37g
Fiber 10g
Sugars 24g
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Omega 3 2.1g
Omega 6 2.4 g

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