Low carb protein shakes are a Godsend for the low carb dieter. Most of us doing carb cycling have our protein requirements set pretty high and in order to hit our caloric requirements on low carb days we need to supplement with protein shakes. While I recorded a video for this, it did not come out well, so I am going to do my best to describe the shake and the preparation of it.
Mike's Low Carb Cherry Bomb
You need to collect up the following ingredients:
100% Whey (Cytosport) – 2 scoops
8 oz. of cold water
1/2 cup of frozen cherries
2 tbsp. of ground flax seeds
1 tbsp. of UDO's 3-6-9 Blend
In a blender, combine all ingredients. I use a VitaMix blender, so when I blend it I use the variable speed, starting it at the lowest speed. I gradually up the speed until I can switch it over to high speed. I let it blend until everything is liquified. I love the flavor of this shake. The combination of the chocolate whey and the frozen cherries is just really tasty.
545 calories per shake
57.5 grams of protein
22.5 grams of carbs
24 grams of fat
It should be noted that 24 grams of fat may seem really high, but 20 grams of fat comes from the Udo's Oil Blend and the ground flax seeds, so the fat is from a good source. When going low carb the danger for men is that the testosterone levels will drop. Keeping the daily fat intake at about 100 grams will help keep the testosterone levels up.