Health Shakes For The Meat-less Lenten Season
This is your alternative source of protein
If there’s one thing we all know about the Lenten season and its traditions, it has to be about not consuming any meat on Fridays. At this day and age, we often replace this with something else—like rice or shopping or vices. But for those of us that still prefer a little bit of tradition, abstinence from pork, chicken and beef is the way to go.
But then again, protein is an important part of any diet, which just means we need to get a little more creative. Fortunately, health shakes are a great alternative source of protein.
Banana and Ginger Smoothie
Combine one sliced banana with 6 ounces of vanilla yogurt, one tablespoon of honey and half a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger.
This will give you two servings of 157 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0.8 grams of saturated fat, 57 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbs, 28 grams of sugars and 1.5 grams of fiber each. And as we were saying, 5 grams of protein.
Combine one cup of light vanilla yogurt with six ice cubes and blend until the ice is broken into large chunks. After which, add around one cup of pineapple chunks into the blend and whip until it’s smooth.
With one serving, you’ll get about 283 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 167 milligrams of sodium, 53.5 grams of carbs, 48 grams of sugars and 2 grams of fiber. The added bonus is 15 grams of protein.
Tropical Papaya Smoothie
Combine one papaya cut up into chunks, 1 cup of fat-free plain yogurt, a half cup of pineapple chunks, half a cup of crushed ice, 1 teaspoon of coconut extract and 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed. Process the mixture until it is smooth and frosty.
You’ll get about 299 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0.1 grams of saturated fat, 149 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbs, 44 grams of sugars and 7 grams of fiber. It also comes with about 13 grams of protein.
Don’t be scared to go without! There’s always a way around the struggle. And while you’re making those shakes, keep your phone charging in the background with the Lewis Longhorn Luxury Charging Dock, which lets you take calls while phone is securely docked.
Recipes and nutrition content from Prevention.com.