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Super Bowl Super Shakes


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This past Sunday was opening day in the NFL. Crunch-time for 26 professional football teams and about 1400 NFL athletes.

Around PN HQ, it’s crunch-time as well.  This year we have the pleasure of working with a host of these NFL super stars.  And that means Sunday was opening day for us too.

So, to kick off the NFL season on a tasty note, we figured we’d share a few of our special NFL inspired Super Shakes.

Super Bowl Super Shakes (PW)

PW (Post-Workout) shakes are high in protein and carbohydrate.  For this reason they’re best served after working out.

Blueberry Blitz

blueberries
Blueberry blitz

NFL size

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
2 scoops vanilla MRI Pro-NOS
2 teaspoons flax seeds

Nutrition information:
660 calories
48 g protein, 90 g carbs, 20 g fat

Spectator size

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ frozen banana
1 scoop vanilla MRI Pro-NOS
1 teaspoon flax seeds

Nutrition information:
330 calories
24 g protein, 45 g carbs, 10 g fat

Peanut Butter Point After

pbchoco
Peanut butter and chocolate

NFL size

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoons peanut butter
2 scoops chocolate MRI Pro-NOS
2 tablespoons cocoa nibs
1 cup of ice

Nutrition information:
660 calories
52 g protein, 62 g carbs, 30 g fat

Spectator size

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 scoop chocolate MRI Pro-NOS
1 tablespoon cocoa nibs
1/2 cup of ice

Nutrition information
330 calories
26 g protein, 31 g carbs, 15 g fat

Super Bowl Super Shakes (Anytime)

Anytime shakes are high in protein and healthy fats while being low in carbohydrate.  For this reason they’re best served outside of the post-workout period.  In other words, any other time of the day.

Orange Offense

Tastes Like An Orange Creamsicle
A good-for-you Creamsicle

NFL size

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons sugar free orange jello
2 scoops vanilla MRI Pro-NOS
2 teaspoons flax seeds
1 cup of ice

Nutrition information:
580 calories
48 g protein, 30 g carbs, 34 g fat

Spectator size

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar free orange jello
1 scoop vanilla MRI Pro-NOS
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1/2 cup of ice

Nutrition information:
290 calories
24 g protein, 15 g carbs, 17 g fat

Coconut Cut-Back

coconuts
Coconut & almond – Like a healthy candy bar

NFL size

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 scoops chocolate MRI Pro-NOS
2 tablespoons unsweetened almond butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
1 cup of ice

Nutrition information:
640 calories
50 g protein, 32 g carbs, 40 g fat

Spectator size

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop chocolate MRI Pro-NOS
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup of ice

Nutrition information
320 calories
25 g protein, 16 g carbs, 20 g fat

A note about protein choice

As you check out the shakes above, you’ll notice that each of them includes a protein supplement.  Specifically, MRI Nutrition’s Pro-NOS product.

Why this supplement over all the others out there?

Well, for starters, it’s a high quality choice.  Also, it tastes really good.

Yet there’s another, more important, reason for choosing MRI’s Pro-NOS.  You see, it’s certified free of banned substances by NSF International.

Any product used in the NFL has to be certified by the NSF as part of their Certified for Sport Program.  So, no certification, no recommendation.

Of course, there are a ton of other great protein choices out there.  And, as long as you stick with a reputable brand, you should be fine.

Yet, when it comes to the NFL, the choices narrow quickly.  So, for our Super Bowl Super Shakes, Pro-Nos it is.

    MRI Nutrition Pro-NOS - Certified Free of Banned Substances
MRI Nutrition Pro-NOS – Certified free of banned substances

The PW vs. Anytime distinction

One other thing you’ll notice about the shakes above is that there are two types: PW and Anytime.

PW shakes

PW shakes are high in protein and carbohydrates.  Therefore, these shakes are best served after exercise (pw = post workout).

Anytime shakes

These shakes are high in protein and low in carbohydrates.  Therefore they can be consumed anytime during the day.

In essence, the”anytime” vs “pw” distinction is based on a concept known as nutrient timing.  And if you’re not familiar with nutrient timing, I have to say, you’re totally missing out.  It could be your limiting factor when it comes to improving health, body comp, and performance.

You see, traditional exercise nutrition focused on “what” to eat and “how much” of it.  However, research from the last 5 years shows that “when” you eat may be equally important.  In fact, if I could only recommend one habit to powerfully improve a person’s intake, it would be to adopt the Precision Nutrition principles of carbohydrate timing.

For more on nutrient timing, including carbohydrate timing, check out the Precision Nutrition System.  Everything is spelled out in easy to understand language that can be applied immediately.

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