I'm really busy most days. Are you?
If so you know that making some of the more decadent dessert shakes can be a hassle. Take pumpkin shakes for example. You have to crack open a can of pumpkin, dole out what you need for your shake, find something to store the rest of the pumpkin. All this makes those types of shakes not feasible for when you're on the go.
I have a solution.
Protein shake starters!
"What the HELL is a protein shake starter, Nik?"
I'm glad you asked. I make protein shake starters so that I can quickly and easily assemble my shakes with all the flavors I love but without all the mess and time investment.
I just made up a batch of pumpkin protein shake starters and here's how I did it:
Step One: Assemble the ingredients
Step Two: Mix it Up!
Step Three: The ice cube tray
Step Four: Freeze!
Then when you're ready to make your shake, combine your shake starter (two cubes) with milk (or water, if that's your thing), protein powder and any other flavor additives you like (additional sugar-free syrups, etc.) and away you go!
These starters take about 10 minutes to make but they save you time and money. Now that you have your canned pumpkin all prepped to become a shake, and now that you have it all frozen (so it lasts longer) you waste less pumpkin and you can mix up your pumpkin pie shake in no time!
And it's automatic portion control. Remember, generally one ice cube slot = one ounce.
I make protein shake starters out of all sorts of stuff. Look for more combinations to come!