You already know that most folks aren’t getting enough protein each day.
And to help fill that nutrient gap, I often recommend adding a high-quality protein powder to your diet. (My personal favorite is our own Patriot Power Protein™.)
Since I started talking about protein powder, a few readers have written in with questions on how best to use it.
If they have questions, I’m sure you do too.
So, today’s email is all about answering your burning protein powder questions.
Let’s get started…
Q: What’s the best time to drink a protein shake?
If you exercise regularly, the best time to drink a protein shake is within 30 minutes of completing your workout.
Your muscles need protein to repair and recover… especially if you’re over 50.
After I finish a workout, I usually hop in the shower, then mix up my smoothie.
Or if it’s especially hot (not unusual in Florida) I prep my smoothie while I wait to stop sweating…
Now, if you haven’t exercised that day, really the best time to have your protein shake is whenever it’s convenient for you.
Have it with breakfast… a snack… lunch… whatever works best.
Q: What should I mix my protein powder with?
This really depends on the type of protein powder you’re taking, since each product has its own flavor.
My Patriot Power Protein comes in two flavors…vanilla and berry.
Mix either flavor into a smoothie with milk of your choice. (I prefer almond milk.)
Or, add it to juice or water.
Q: I’m so tired of smoothies. Can I use my protein powder in other ways?
Yes! One of the great things about protein powder is it’s so versatile.
You can add it to just about anything and give it a big protein boost… oatmeal, mashed potatoes, muffins, soup.
I’ve even added Patriot Power Protein to pancakes. (Want my recipe? Head over to my blog here.)
Just remember, whatever you add Patriot Power Protein will become very green from the healthy chlorophyll.
Most older adults are falling short on getting enough protein each day to maintain energy, muscle mass and strength.
Incorporating protein powder into your daily diet is one of the easiest ways to give your body a protein boost.
Have fun with it… smoothies, muffins, pancakes.
You really can’t go wrong with protein powder.