You are going to love this animal-based raw milk protein shake recipe! It's packed full of bioavailable protein and nutrients. I love making this for breakfast when I'm "on-the-go" and don't have time to make a full home-cooked meal.
Of course, its always best to get your protein from home-cooked meals, but sometimes that isn't an option. This tasty raw milk strawberry protein shake is a great way to get in plenty of protein to start off your day!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to use protein powder?
No, it's optional! The reason I add protein powder to my raw milk shake is to balance blood sugar. I often drink raw milk plain without adding any sort of protein, but if I add more carbs to it (ex. fruit, maple syrup/honey), I like to supplement with more protein. If you don't add protein powder to the recipe, just make sure to pair it with plenty of high quality protein from another source.
Why Equip Foods protein powder?
Equip Foods has the highest quality protein powder I've been able to find. The unflavored grass-fed beef isolate protein powder only one ingredient: grass-fed beef. It's dairy free, soy free, gluten free, etc. This is much easier for many people to digest than other protein powders that have all sorts of artificial ingredients and fillers. One scoop has 20g of bioavailable protein.
All this being said, I still think its best to source the majority of your protein from home cooked meals (ex. pastured raised meats, bone broths, raw dairy, etc). This is something I have around once a week, as I prefer to make a breakfast with eggs, beef, etc. But when I'm pressed for time or craving a tasty cold drink, this is my go-to!
Can I use other types of sweeteners instead of maple syrup/honey?
Yes, absolutely! Many people doing a lower carb diet will opt for using stevia, monkfruit, allulose, etc instead of maple syrup or honey. Equip Foods actually has several great flavored options if you want to try those out instead. Personally, I don't love the taste of zero calorie sweeteners or how they make me feel, so I'd rather use raw honey or maple syrup.
Use whatever you like and makes you feel your best!
Can I use other types of fruits? Does it matter if its fresh versus frozen?
Yes, absolutely! I've used fresh peaches, nectarines, etc in this recipe. Its very versatile. My favorite combo so far has been a mixture of local strawberries and peach.
Personally I like it just as much whether the fruit is frozen or fresh. It tastes a bit more thick/cold if the fruit is frozen, but still creamy, sweet and delicious when the fruit is fresh. Experiment with it and see what you like best!
How long will it keep?
It should keep in the fridge for a few days. I typically just make one serving at a time as it doesn't require much prep or cleanup. But you definitely could double or triple the recipe and save some in the fridge.
If you try this animal-based shake recipe, let me know what you think in the comments down below! Thank you so much for visiting and supporting my blog.