I’ve been into smoothies lately. Perhaps because a friend gave me a NutriBullet or perhaps because I’m too lazy to cook for myself. I need a quick way to get nutrients. I love the NutriBullet, although it’s so loud I worry I’m going to lose my hearing like parents who worry about their kids going to rock concerts.
I have another friend who thinks I don’t get enough protein in my diet given all the carbohydrates I consume as a runner. She keeps telling me that if I eat more protein, I’ll get bigger muscles. Personally, I think she likes me, so she’s hinting at me to get bigger muscles so I look like more like a bodybuilder than a runner. She likes beefy guys. What ever happened to wanting a guy for his intellect and his calves?
Anyway, smoothies are my solution to my lazy cooking habits and my protein needs. Whatever type of smoothie I’m making, I’ll add a scoop or two of Isopure Zero Carb powder. It has 50 grams of 100 percent pure whey protein isolate per serving, with no carbs, and comes in a variety of flavors. Lately, I’ve been using the cookies and cream flavor. It goes great in a banana strawberry mint smoothie.
Of the three forms of whey protein, whey isolates contain the higher percentage of pure protein. Whey protein isolate has a high concentration of branched-chain amino acids, which are used to make new muscle protein. Research has shown that people who ingest a protein supplement immediately before strength training experience significantly greater muscle protein synthesis compared to when they ingest the supplement after the workout. The combination of an increased amino acid level in the blood and a greater blood flow to the muscles during the workout increases delivery of amino acids to the muscles and increases muscle protein synthesis.
I don’t know if including a couple of scoops of Isopure whey protein isolate in my banana strawberry mint smoothie will make me look a bodybuilder anytime soon, but it tastes yummy and it gives me an excuse to use my NutriBullet. I just hope I don’t lose my hearing.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Isopure.