FAQ: Protein Powder
Protein equals strength. And protection for your muscles, stamina, and so much more.
But as we age, we tend to need more. We often don’t get enough, or the right kind.
And to help fill that nutrient gap, I often suggest adding a high-quality protein powder to your diet. (My personal favorite is our own Patriot Power Protein.)
Since I started recommending 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 I'm all about answering your burning protein powder questions.
Let's get started.
1. What's the best time to drink a protein shake?
If you exercise regularly, a good 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 a good time to have your protein shake is whenever it's convenient for you.
Have it with breakfast, a snack, lunch... whatever works best.
2. What should I mix my protein powder with?
This really depends on the type of protein powder you're taking, since each one 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, or for additional hydration, coconut water.
3. 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, yogurt, muffins, even 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 to 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.
Adding 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 an extra boost of protein.