File this one under “embarrassingly easy.”
My diet is not terribly interesting lately. With the wedding right around the corner (19 days…EEK!) and my thyroid still acting up, I’ve been on a rather austere regimen, plus I’ve been über-busy (and getting busier every day). Besides all the juicing I’ve been doing, my days have mainly consisted of fresh fruit, smoothies, and salads. Since I’ve also been working out quite regularly, I’ve been consuming yummy plant-based protein powders on a daily basis, too.
Plain old protein shakes get a little boring, though, so I try and find ways here and there to keep them interesting (e.g. Sugar Cookie Shakes!). This morning, as I was enjoying this pre-workout lemonade (made by Catalyst Cleanse; my review of their program – and a big discount opportunity for readers – will be posted later this week), I had an idea.
It occurred to me that a creamy lemon drink sounded very tasty. I decided to make myself a miniature one, just to see it if was any good…and it was! It tasted reminiscent of lemon meringue pie. Thus, this embarrassingly easy, 2-ingredient “protein shot” was born. It’s got carbs and protein in one tiny package, making it perfect for post-workout sipping.
Make sure to use a protein powder you love the flavor of on its own, and if you want to get fancy, pour it into an actual shotglass before you drink it. (I got this shotglass at Oktoberfest in Munich in 2009!)
Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, High-ProteinPer serving: 65 calories, .7g fat (trace sat), 8.5g carbs, .5g fiber, 7.7g protein
- 1/4 cup prepared lemonade
- Scant 1/2 scoop (~10 grams) vanilla-flavored protein powder (like Sunwarrior)
- Combine all ingredients in a small glass and stir with a fork until smooth. Drink immediately.