Protein Smoothie Recipes
Obviously, at Mee CBD, we’re a big bunch of gym rats. That means we love protein smoothie bowls. And we’re always looking for more protein smoothie recipes or CBD infused drinks. If you combine them with Mee CBD, they are a great way to get your daily dose. Best of all, you don’t even need to change your existing routine. James Clear, entrepreneur and author of Atomic Habits, uses a technique called ‘habit stacking’. He says that one of the best ways to build habits is to stack them with other habits that are already part of your routine.
Let’s apply that to Mee CBD. You already have your gym routine set up, now you just have to add CBD to that process with wider association. So when you’re popping protein powder into your protein smoothie bowl, just remember to add Mee CBD powder too.
You already know how Mee CBD can help, but protein is an enormous part of health and wellness, especially if you’re trying to build muscle. First, we’ll dive into the benefits of protein and protein smoothie bowls, then we’ll talk about some of our favourite protein smoothie recipes and CBD infused drink recipes too!
Benefits of Protein Smoothie Recipes
Protein powder can be made from a variety of protein sources including whey. Casein or soy or even pea all work too. Protein powder is used to build muscle mass and strength but can also help people trying to lose weight. Even vegetarians and vegans – who we know love protein smoothie bowls – can benefits from additional protein. Some of the potential benefits of taking protein powder in your smoothie recipes include:
· Building muscle mass is the key reason many take protein. It’s essential for muscle growth and repair, when you’re working hard in the gym with regular weightlifting or resistance training.
· Losing weight is an unlikely reason for taking protein, but it can help to promote feelings of fullness and reduce appetite – even if you want to squeeze more of the delicious protein smoothie bowl recipes in too! However, it does make it easier to stick to a calorie-controlled diet and lose weight.
· Improving recovery is aided by protein. Not only can you relax when eating one of our protein recipes. Taking protein powder can help to repair muscle tissue and reduce muscle soreness.
· Supporting a healthy immune system is a factor many people forget about protein. It can can help to support the immune system by providing the necessary building blocks for cells, enzymes and antibodies.
It’s important to note that not all types of protein are created equal. When making your protein smoothie bowl, you should consider that some are better at building muscle mass while others are better for weight loss.
Add Mee to Make Your Protein Smoothie
“Is it okay to put CBD in my protein smoothie?”, you ask. Of course it is! If you’re building muscle at the gym and still want your daily dose, then adding Mee powder to your protein recipes is ideal for a CBD infused drink. If you’re a health food lover, then add some Mee drops to the blender with your favourite ingredients and you have the perfect protein smoothie bowl with added CBD.
By combining Mee with other ingredients, you can take your daily dose of CBD to make a real superfood smoothie with added protein. L-Carnitine, creatine, turmeric, Lion’s Mane, Rhodiola Rosea and more. They’re just a few of the incredible adaptogens you can pair with CBD.
That might even include Hailey Bieber’s collagen-boosting CBD smoothie? Personalised to create a delicious CBD infused drink, just for you, of course.
So, there are many delicious ways your can get your protein in, such as a berry protein smoothie, a chocolate protein smoothie or even a vegan protein smoothie, however without further ado, here are our favourite superfood and CBD protein smoothie recipes.
CBD Infused Drink – The Caffeine Booster
This CBD infused drink is great alternative to your morning coffee. This caffeine booster protein smoothie recipe is delicious, creamy and gives you that early morning kick.
1 x Scoop of Chocolate Flavoured Whey Protein Powder
2 x Pipettes of Mee CBD Drops
1 x Tablespoon of Organic Peanut Butter
1 x Frozen Banana Slices
300 ml x Freshly Brewed Coffee (whatever your preference)
The CBDessert – Protein Smoothie Bowl
One of our favourite protein smoothie bowls. Fruity and tasty, you can eat it after your meal or even for breakfast! Top with cacao nibs, coconut flakes, nuts or any of your favourite crunchy treats to add texture and rich flavour too.
Cup of Frozen Berries
1 x Teaspoon Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea
A Ripe Banana
1/2 x Cup of Oat Milk (or your favourite plant-based milk alternative)
1 x Scoop of Protein Powder
1 x Teaspoon of Mee CBD Powder
Top with cacao nibs, coconut flakes, nuts or any of your favourite crunchy treats to add texture and rich flavour to your
CBD Infused Drink – The Post Workout Protein Smoothie
This protein smoothie recipe is great after workouts and tastes delicious too.
1 x Scoop of Yellow Pea Protein Powder
A Teaspoon Mee CBD Powder
1 x Teaspoon of Maca Root Powder
A Ripe Banana
1 x Handful of Ripe Pineapple
300 ml x Almond Milk (or your favourite plant-based milk alternative)
How much Protein should you be consuming a day?
The recommended daily protein intake varies depending on several factors, such as age, sex, weight, physical activity level, and overall health goals. Protein is an essential macronutrient responsible for maintaining and repairing body tissues, supporting immune function, and producing enzymes and hormones.
For the average sedentary adult, a general guideline is to consume about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. However, this value can increase for individuals with higher physical activity levels, athletes, or those aiming to build muscle mass. In such cases, protein intake may range from 1.2 to 2.2 grams per kilogram of body weight.
For example, a sedentary adult weighing 70 kilograms would require approximately 56 grams of protein per day (70 kg * 0.8 g/kg). On the other hand, an active individual or an athlete weighing the same 70 kilograms may need between 84 to 154 grams of protein per day (70 kg * 1.2-2.2 g/kg).
It’s essential to spread protein intake across meals to optimize its utilization by the body. Including a variety of protein sources, such as lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts, and seeds, can help meet nutritional needs while providing a wide range of essential amino acids.
It is tricky for your body to digest more than 20g of protein per meal, so it is important to spread out your protein consumption throughout the day if you want to hit your protein targets. This is why we recommend putting 20g of protein in your delicious Mee CBD high protein smoothies or protein breakfast smoothies!