No shake is complete without a hefty dose of protein, and you’ve got quite a few options here.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with whey. It’s high in protein, low in carbs, and contains essential amino acids that facilitate muscle growth. However, pea protein is making its way onto the scene as a worthy non-dairy alternative. “It contains the same benefits as whey protein—high protein, low carb, contains essential amino acids—and is a good alternative for vegetarians and vegans,” says Zuckerbrot.
Another protein champion: Greek yogurt. It has twice the protein of regular yogurt, and packs 187mg of calcium in each serving. Bonus: Greek yogurt delivers a nice creamy texture that will make your power shake feel like a treat.