'Pimp my Shake' #3 - Complex Carb Turbo Shake

'Pimp my Shake' is getting COMPLEX with this complex carb, energy boosting, mind stimulating and fat burning MORNING protein shake! The 'Turbo Shakes' cocktail consists of whey protein, oatmeal, cinnamon, organic virgin coconut oil and espresso no less...you can even chuck in some ice for a warm summers morning!

Follow this step by step guide to 'Pimping' your Shake':

Step #1

Add filtered or instant coffee to your shaker and use the heat of the water to melt 1-2 teaspoons (4-8g) of coconut oil. The Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT's) in coconut oil is very resilient to heat, so melting it improves the mixability and texture of your shake.

Step #2

Add approx 2 scoops of your preferred protein powder (whey, casein, egg, soya, hemp, pea or brown rice proteins are fine) to the shaker...

Step #3

Now for the secret ingredient, cinnamon...this has several reported benefits including enhanced taste, increased resting metabolic rate, and potentially improving your response to insulin, in turn helping to regulate blood sugar levels.




Step #4

Add approx 30g porridge oats to your shaker/blender, this is your gradual energy source for over the course of your morning, as well as serving to satisfy hunger pangs and give your shake some real substance!

Step #5

Add approx 200ml of water and blitz all of this goodness together to form a smooth, nourishing turbo shake! You can blend it so that it forms a smooth texture, or reduce the blend time to leave some of the oats in tact which may fill you up a bit more.

Step #6

Empty the shake into a glass and enjoy, or leave it in your shaker and take your breakfast in a cup with you on your commute to work...JOB. DONE!

For more nutrient dense, health promoting protein shakes as well as more ideas on how you can 'Pimp your Shake', stay tuned for next weeks post. In the mean time check out our blog for other 'Pimp my Shake' treats!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!


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