mindset upgrade for your protein shake

UNPOPULAR OPINION: protein powder is not a meal substitute.⁣

Look, I know how you got here:⁣

>> you know you need to eat more protein to build lean muscle so you started supplementing⁣
>> of all the macros, you consider protein the healthiest option over a carb- or fat-heavy one⁣
>> there’s just no time to make or pack a meal – it’s too easy to grab powder and shake on the go ⁣
>> if you can hack your appetite now and delay eating a real meal, you’ll lose more weight ⁣

But does ANYONE actually like shaking up a chalky powder in water and sucking it down? Even if you like the taste and don’t mind the texture – how do you feel about your post-shake breath?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
Ok sure, there’s a time and a place to rely on a quick protein powder + water combo, but if you’re the type to lean on the option more often than not – you might find yourself dragging and wrestling with hangry cravings later! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣
Picture this: protein powder as the start of a PFC balanced meal that actually fills you up and satisfies you. It supports macro (and micro) needs so you can feel and perform your best – as soon as this afternoon. ⁣

Yes, the difference between <150 calories from JUST protein or 300+ calories from a mix of macros is enough to alter the course of your entire day. Meals should lead to full, satisfied, stable and energized. I know I’ve got no time for hangry (or stale whey protein breath).
What are your favorite smoothie mix-ins?