Ways to Whey: How to Enjoy Your Whey Protein

Little Miss Muffet had it right. We can’t verify her passion for curds, but if she was consuming all the whey we think she was – she was getting a good source of protein. Whey helps the body create the building blocks it needs by receiving quality amino acids to build healthy muscle tissue. 

So, what exactly is whey protein? 

The quality of proteins are measured by several factors: 

  • The number and quantity of essential amino acids 
  • Digestion and absorption rates 
  • Fat content 
  • Taste 
  • Purity 

Whey protein is a byproduct of milk after the milk has been pasteurized into cheese. Whey is easier for the body to absorb and digest than milk because it has been separated from the casein in milk. Whey is considered to be a complete protein, containing all nine amino essential acids. On a gram-to-gram basis, whey contains an abundance of amino acids without added fat or cholesterol. 

If Little Miss Muffet could eat whey, why can't we? With all the benefits of whey protein, they’re hard to ignore. Mix up a delicious whey protein shake and enjoy a healthier life, healthy muscle development, and a great taste to boot. 

Here are some recipes for a tasty whey protein shake: 

Vanilla Banana Shake 

  • 8 ounces water 
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes 
  • 1 to 2 scoops of whey protein powder  
  • 1 banana 
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Mix in a blender or smoothie maker until smooth. 

Blueberry Blast

  • 8 ounces water 
  • 4 to 6 ice cubes 
  • 1 to 2 scoops of whey protein powder 
  • 30 blueberries 

Mix in a blender or smoothie maker until smooth. 

Morning Mocha 

  • 6 ounces water 
  • 4 ice cubes 
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic, raw coconut oil 
  • 6 ounces brewed coffee
  • 1 to 2 scoops of whey protein powder 

Mix in a blender or smoothie maker until smooth. 

Almond Butter Dream 

  • 12 ounces water
  • 4 ice cubes 
  • 1 Tbsp. Organic, raw coconut oil 
  • 1 Tbsp. smooth almond butter 
  • 1 -2 scoops whey protein powder 
  • 1 banana

Mix in a blender or smoothie maker until smooth.