While most of our protein should be coming from lean meats and plant sources, sometimes our busy schedules don't always allow that, so sometimes we rely on protein bars and shakes for an extra boost of protein! I'm really picky when it comes to protein powders and bars, so If it's chalky, you can forget it! I typically choose a protein bar (usually Quest or Think Thin) over a shake. I'm not much of a protein shake person because I usually take bars with me on-the-go and it's just easier for me so I don't have to worry about keeping milk cold (I don't really like protein powder with water - just a personal preference!), but lately I've been using Amplify from GNC and I actually really like it! It can be used for more than just a shake too, which is perfect for me because if I am going to use protein powder, you can bet that 95% of the time it's going to be in my overnight oats (which I eat pretty often).... the Sweet Cinnamon Roll flavor in the oats is amazing by the way!
And I really like the vanilla Amplify protein with fat-free Fairlife milk... Seriously, tastes like a milkshake! I had that and a banana for breakfast one day last week and I was nervous that I was going to get hungry soon after. I was really only nervous because that particular day of the week at work it's sometimes difficult to get a snack in before lunch with the way that day flows. But I was happy to say it kept me full until lunch! This is definitely now my "go-to" on busy mornings!
Here's my recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats:
1/2 cup steel cut oats
1 scoop Sweet Cinnamon Roll Protein Powder
1 cup Fairlife Milk
1 Tbsp Chia seeds
Extra cinnamon to taste (optional)
Don't forget to mention "Taylor'd Nutrition" at the GNC located at 2901 Magazine St. to receive your discount on Amplify Protein and other products!!