It’s summertime! The season of the king of fruits is here, and we cannot stop gushing over the delicious mangoes. Even if you’re a workout enthusiast, it might get difficult for you to resist the urge and stick to your boring protein shakes when everyone else is relishing milkshakes and what not!
It is true that you cannot skip your protein powder as it helps to recover your muscles post-exercise. But, what you can do is spice up your regular shake and combine your protein powder with the season’s best mangoes to whip up two delicious smoothies. Below are two simple recipes for you:
Mango Banana Smoothie
This recipe is the perfect way to imbibe those power-packed nutrients into your diet. Take one scoop of a flavored protein powder like GNC Lean Shake (Vanilla). Add half a cup of skimmed milk, half a cup of water, half banana, half cup sliced mango and one-third cup of plain Greek yogurt to it. Add a cup of ice cubes and blend it all until smooth. Your Mango Banana Smoothie is ready!
If you are looking for a vegan option, replace the skimmed milk with unsweetened almond milk.
Tropical Mango Protein Smoothie
If you are someone who loves those tropical fruity flavors, then this smoothie is just perfect for you. Take half a cup of natural coconut water, half a cup of water, one scoop of lean shake (we prefer vanilla, but you can use any flavor of your choice), half a cup of plain Greek yogurt and one-third cup each of fresh or frozen mango and pineapple chunks. Blend it all together with a cup of ice and voila! You have made yourself a chilled, protein-packed drink for a healthy, nutritional boost. You can always add more or less water to get the consistency you desire.
A few simple ingredients can really create magic. If you love your summer fruits, then these can be the best options for you to enjoy the goodness of delicious fruits and benefits of protein, blended into one delicious smoothie! Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth without any unwanted, extra calories!