Can I Drink a Protein Shake Without Working Out?
Choosing the right protein powder for your meal replacement needs
Not all protein powders are designed to be used as meal replacement shakes. Most protein supplements are designed to give your body a protein boost to help recover AFTER a workout. Some options however, are loaded with an abundance of nutrients, making them wonderful for meal replacement options. If you’re in a rush, and want a quick, nutrient dense meal, a protein shake is a nutritious and more importantly EASY choice. Remember, not all protein shakes are healthy to use as a meal replacement. It’s very important that you choose a protein powder with a diverse nutritional profile, and enough calories to keep you satisfied until your next meal. Consider Green Peaks Plant-Based Protein. It's a high protein, moderate calorie option (190 calories, and 30g protein per serving). It also is packed with anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals, providing you with a much more well rounded nutritional profile than your traditional protein powder.
Why Drink a Protein Shake Without Working out?
The most common reason that somebody would drink a protein shake without an exercise, is because they are looking to lose excess weight. You can help this process by substituting a regular meal with a protein shake. Green Peaks Premium Plant-Based Protein shakes are much lower in calories than a full meal or snack, and loaded with nutrients. You’ll be getting all of your nutrients without the added calories or bulk of a regular meal. We talk in more detail about how plant based protein can be a great option for weight loss on this blog.
Making your meal replacement work with your taste and preferences
There are a ton of different options for vegan protein shakes that taste fantastic and have positive health benefits. Consider adding your favorite fruits, non dairy milks, or leafy greens. If you're looking for delicious recipe ideas, here are some of the most popular recipes that our nutrition team have created. Follow the link to see the ingredients to the specific shake.
This smoothie is one of my favorite drinks for right after a long, tough workout. Or as a light, nutrient packed breakfast to start my day.
Harness the anti-inflammatory power of Pineapples (thanks Bromelain!), and the antioxidant properties of blueberries, to make this magical post-exercise vegan recovery smoothie!
If you’ve never tried Spirulina, now is a great time to start. Spirulina is a vegan superfood consisting of blue green algae, and just a small amount can go a long way! Spirulina is known to be a great detoxifying agent, and is absolutely PACKED with nutrients. It contains a wonderful blend of vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and proteins.