Homemade Soy-Based Protein Shakes

Strawberries and Bananas

Homemade soy protein shakes can be fabulous supplements to the vegetarian diet. If you need a nutrient-packed boost in the mornings, before or after workouts, or simply as a refreshing snack, you might find that homemade protein shakes are pleasantly satisfying. These shakes all use soy protein as a basis for much of their protein.

Delicious Homemade Protein Shakes

Before gathering the various ingredients listed below, make sure you have a blender. Most blenders will do the trick. However, if you're in the market for a top-grade blender, consider investing in a Blendtec. This company offers some amazing blending units.

Good Old Strawberry Banana

This classic shake is a delicious choice. Along with a good dose of protein, you'll be taking in some great vitamins and minerals. Strawberries provide an excellent source of vitamin C and are rich with phytonutrients that serve as powerful antioxidants. Additionally, bananas provide you with a rich supply of potassium and vitamin B6. The ingredients are:

  • 1 cup Creamy Vanilla So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 to 2 scoops of soy protein powder
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Place the ingredients in your blender jug in the order listed above. Secure the lid. Blend, pour, and enjoy!

Savory Blueberry Shake

Get protein and valuable antioxidants! Blueberries are recognized as antioxidant powerhouses that explode with delicious flavor. They also provide some great dietary fiber. Gather together the following necessities:

  • 1/2 cup Creamy Vanilla So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
  • 3/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 to 2 scoops of soy protein powder
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Optional: a drop of vanilla extract

Place the above ingredients in your blender jug in the order they are listed. Secure the lid. Blend, pour, and enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Delight

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delight

How can anyone resist the heavenly combination of chocolate and peanut butter? On their own they're good, but together, they taste magical! If you're craving a special treat, stock up on the following and prepare yourself for a decadent shake:

  • 1 cup Creamy Vanilla So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
  • 1 to 2 scoops soy protein powder
  • 3/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup natural style peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup organic vegetarian chocolate syrup

Place the above ingredients in your blender jug in the order listed. Secure the lid. Blend, pour, and enjoy!

Marvelous Mocha Mint

If you're a coffee-lover who appreciates an occasional minty mochalicious delight, then try this protein shake. If caffeine is a concern, simply use a decaffeinated alternative. The ingredients needed are:

  • 1 cup Creamy Vanilla So Delicious Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or coffee flavored soy milk
  • 1 to 2 scoops soy protein powder
  • 1/4 cup chilled black coffee (iced coffee is best)
  • 2 tablespoons organic vegetarian chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract

Combine the ingredients in your blender jug in the same order listed above. As always, secure the lid. Then blend, pour, and enjoy!

Alternatives

When gathering together the ingredients for your protein shake, you can always opt for alternatives. Soy protein powder is simply one of the many vegetarian sources of protein. Substitute soy with hemp, flax, or rice protein powders. A variety of animal-friendly alternatives exist within the marketplace, so sample a few to decide which ones taste the best for your pallet.

Homemade Soy-Based Protein Shakes