Your standard protein shake can be chalky, flavorless, and the last thing you feel like drinking... no matter how good it may be for you. That's why we've created an energizing protein shake that is not just nutritious, but also delicious. Adding espresso to the mix makes this protein shake the perfect morning or pre-workout drink to boost your energy and get you vital nutrients. As we've emphasized in the past, caffeine is no substitute for the energy you get from a healthy lifestyle. But moderate consumption of espresso can benefit your health in a number of ways. It's been shown to improve long-term memory, maintain dopamine levels, and facilitate focus. We recommend drinking the shake about one hour before exercising. Just remember: You can have too much of a good thing, and consuming excessive caffeine can lead to anxiety, sleeplessness, and other negative consequences. Try not to exceed two cups per day. The more important component in this shake is the protein. Getting enough protein can be challenging during busy days, especially since most people rely on animal protein, which can involve a lot more preparation. By adding organic protein powder to a morning or afternoon meal, you'll increase satiety and help ensure that your body gets what it needs. Specifically, our body needs protein to produce hormones, repair tissues, and maintain healthy bones and metabolic function. We recommend choosing an organic variety sourced from pea, grass-fed whey, hemp, or brown rice. Watch for added sugars and other ingredients you don't recognize. Chia literally means "strength," and was used as an energy booster in ancient Aztec society. Adding chia seeds to this smoothie is the perfect way to boost its nutrient content. Chia seeds expand and form a gel-like substance in the stomach, helping to satiate and prevent overeating. They also have a concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber.
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