We talk a lot about protein shakes on this blog because they are a convenient and timely way to get the nutrition your body needs to grow stronger and stay healthy. Which brand of protein you use is less important than actually drinking the shakes consistently. The best time to have a shake is for breakfast because the added protein kick starts your metabolism for the day or right after a workout because that is when your body is most in need of protein for building new muscle.

One drawback to cheaper brands of protein is they will often have a sort of chalky flavor that is not very appealing. Fortunately, there is a very simple and affordable way to fix this problem. Simply add all or part of a banana and a spoon full of non-fat yogurt to your shake. The texture and flavor of these two ingredients turns any bargain brand protein powder into a smooth and delicious shake.