Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Protein Shake


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Say goodbye to Starbucks in the morning and hello to a Mocha Protein Shake. I typically advocate against coffees for people because like any addiction caffeine should be monitored. You should be able to derive all the energy you need from other sources. Sure if you’re having the regular black coffee from time to time at Starbucks you should be fine, but most people are downing some form of frapuccino  or Latte with loads of useless calories and sugar and zero nutritional value. Scrap that plan and get yourself a high protein start to the morning. Don’t be afraid of the fat from the milk and peanut butter either because they’ll help keep you full longer. The banana is loaded with potassium and acts as a natural sweetener. Don’t forget the protein powder punch to cap it off for those essential building blocks your body needs to add lean muscle and burn fat.

Try this on for size

Mocha Protein Shake

Ice Cubes

1 Cup Whole or Low Fat Milk

1/3 Cup Coffee

1 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter

1 Banana

1 Scoop Chocolate Whey Protein

By Rich Thurman, B.Sc., MA, CSCS, CPT

Health & Performance Coach

Active Lifestyle Co. Ltd

With a degree in Physiology from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Sports & Fitness Management, Rich combines his knowledge of rehabilitation and sports performance as well as nutritional studies to provide a complete and holistic approach to training clients. The focus is on lifestyle change which creates long term health.



About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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