Optimum Nutrition Protein Shake Recipes
Optimum Nutrition Protein Shake Recipes are one of the best ways to up your protein intake in the form of a delicious shake or smoothie. Not only that, these powders help with building and maintaining muscle and are a perfect choice for a pre or post workout shooter.
Certainly, Optimum’s whey powders make some of most delicious whey protein recipes available in today’s whey protein market. From great quality whey protein powder that blends well, to a deliciously flavorful taste profile—Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Powder—does not disappoint.
In this round up post, I feature the 5 Best Optimum Nutrition Protein Shake Recipes and use only two different flavors, chocolate and vanilla, and almond milk for all recipes.
So keep reading to learn more about Optimum Whey Protein Powder Drink Mix and get the delicious protein powder recipes too.
Table Of Contents:
- All About Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder
- What’s Inside Gold Standard 100% Whey
- 5 Best Optimum Nutrition Protein Shake Recipes
- SPECIAL BONUS: Free Healthy Protein Shake & Smoothie E-Guide Below
- Skip To Recipe List HERE
All About Gold Standard 100% Whey: For Best Protein Powder Recipes
Optimum Nutrition has a solid reputation and is trusted for creating quality supplements and whey protein powders for over 30 years and is sold in 90+ countries. It’s likely that Gold Standard 100% Whey could very well be one of the most popular and widely sold protein powders to date.
Did You Know:According to Optimum’s package, people choose “the Gold Standard for quality, fueling over 2 billion workout recoveries worldwide since 1998.”
Wow—2 billion workouts worldwide. That’s impressive!
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) has always been a preferred form of protein for serious weight lifters and athletes because it’s a higher quality whey with the carbs and fats mostly stripped out. It’s notable, that the primary ingredient in this Optimum’s Gold Standard formula is WPI. Knowing the Optimum brands commitment to quality, this is NOT by accident.
Commitment to QualityOptimum also boasts on its package that “After careful supplier selection each ingredient is tested to assure exceptional purity, potency and composition.”
Check out Optimum’s whey protein highlights below.
Notable Supplement Facts:
- 24g of whey protein per scoop*
- Contains 5.5G of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs)*
- Contains 11G of Essential Amino Acids (EAAs)*
- Primary protein source is Whey Protein Isolate (WPI)
- No artificial growth hormones*
- Gluten Free*
- Banned substance tested*
- Helps build and maintain muscle*
- Supports sports performance and recovery*
- Perfect for post strength training recovery*
- Supports an active lifestyle*
What’s Inside Gold Standard 100% Whey
Gold Standard Whey packs a whopping 24 grams of protein per level scoop. Which is a goodly amount of protein perfect to fuel your healthy and active lifestyle, strength training workout and then muscle recovery. In addition, its low calorie formula—only 120 calories per serving—contains 3G of carbs and 1.5G of fat. The sugars are low as well—2G.
Extreme Milk Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream Flavors
Now, let’s take a deeper dive into each flavor’s healthy ingredient list.
Gold Standard Extreme Milk Chocolate Flavor
The Extreme Milk Chocolate Flavor is by far my favorite tasting protein powder. Even when it’s mixed solely with water it still tastes delicious. That said, whoever is responsible for its formulation deserves an award for excellence.
Here’s the fact panel for this flavor courtesy of Amazon.
Gold Standard Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor
While, vanilla has never been my flavor of choice (from any brand), the Gold Standard Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor is outstanding. This also tastes amazing when mixed only with water as well. Once again, the formulation is superior and my hat goes off to whoever is responsible for its creation.
And now for the Delicious Recipes!
5 Best Tasting Optimum Nutrition Protein Shake Recipes Of All Time
Here are my Top 5 Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Shake Recipes.
1. Decadent Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Shake Recipe (My Personal Favorite)
In conclusion, Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein Shake Recipes are extremely delicious with Gold Standard 100% Whey being one of the best protein powder choices in the sports nutrition market.
Undoubtedly, this protein drink mix will support the demands of your gym routine and your body’s workout recovery and muscle gain. It’s really a simple way to add protein to your diet without the added sugar or relying on the convenience of processed protein bars and with a fraction of the calories of these bars!
All in all, I think you’ll really enjoy each and every one of these “sweet treat” homemade protein shakes. Whether you’re a professional chef with amazing skills in the kitchen or a simple recipe guy with a sweet tooth like myself, these protein powder recipes are quick and easy and will certainly make your taste buds sing.
So add a scoop of vanilla protein powder (or chocolate protein powder) to these delicious recipes and use them as a meal replacement, a post-workout protein shake or a healthy snack. All the while, you’ll be meeting your daily protein and calorie intake requirements.
Until next time,
Christian Graham—NSCA-CPT, CFSC, FMS2
Functional Strength & Mobility Specialist – @Body360Fit
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