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Pack Even More Calories Into My Protein Shake?

In this article I share what I learned about the following question – Pack Even More Calories Into My Protein Shake? Adding calories to your protein shake after your workout is important for those that are looking to build more muscle rather than lose weight. Protein shakes are a science, and it can be a tricky deal determining the right amounts of carbs, protein and fats for your body to perform at its best.

Pack Even More Calories Into My Protein Shake

So… What Is This Creature Called Protein Shake?

There is a number of health-food stores and fitness markets opening up around the world that are selling dietary supplements for their customers, but there are a few out there (dedicated weight-lifters) that want to know what they can do to make their workout routine pay off just a little bit more. Protein supplement shakes are great for working out and even better for those people who want to add more muscle in a shorter period of time.

If you don’t have a protein shake added to your regimen then it’s high time to add one. Also, there are a few things that you can add to the shake for the extra calories you will need to gain more muscle mass. If you want to put some muscles on you, protein supplements are a perfect choice. They not only help in the area of gaining muscle but they also help give you the energy that is much needed to work as hard as you can to get to your goal. To increase BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate / Metabolism), a loaded protein shake might help.

Some Of The Things You Can Add To Your Shake

Here are a few tips you can use to add more to your shake and get more out of your workout:

  • Creatine
    Adding creatine powder to your shake can help build muscle mass faster. You can find this at just about any retail market that sells dietary supplements and adding a bit to your shake can help more than you may think.  You can get daily creatine from meats and fish (although in very small amounts, unless this is all you eat all day long), as it’s an amino acid, and it can help provide your muscles with the energy needed for a rigorous workout.
  • Bananas
    Bananas are awesome, not only because they make your shake delicious but because they pack that extra punch of calories and carbs needed for your workout.
  • Ice Cream
    Now this may sound unconventional, especially before going to the gym but die-hard bodybuilders say that if you had one scoop of vanilla ice cream to your protein supplement it will add those extra calories you need.And you thought protein shakes couldn’t get any tastier.
  • For much more protein shake additives ideas you can take a look at bodybuilding.com’s forum thread on this topic and some more insight into the functions some of the additives play.

These are only a few ideas to increase the calories the protein shake packs and there are plenty more out there. Next time I’m going to talk about creatine so stay tuned to our website…

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