Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Whey Too Cool

As you may have heard, protein is essential for our every day functioning. Not only does protein help build and maintain muscle mass, but it also helps control metabolic processes in the body.

I’ve known many students who take some kind of protein supplement post workouts or in their morning smoothie, and my recommendations are usually the same. If you go for a protein powder, you should pick whey. Whey is a high-quality protein that’s naturally found in dairy. Whey protein is also one of the best sources of the amino acid leucine, which can really help build lean muscle. What makes this protein even better? It doesn’t have a taste! You can literally add it to a ton of different recipes, including whole wheat pancake batter, soups, casseroles, and more!

In review, whey is the protein of choice if you choose to take a protein supplement. Need a recipe idea for your morning smoothie? Try this easy recipe using mostly C-Store ingredients:
  •            1 6 oz cup of Strawberry Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • ½ (6 oz) of the Strawberry Banana Odwalla Juice (or other flavor of your choice)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop whey protein
  •  Crushed ice (optional)

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