Protein is a necessary nutrient for energy, muscle growth, muscle maintenance, and balancing blood sugar. The average protein need is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight.( Example: 130 lb/2.2= 59.09kg x .8g= 47 grams protein).
Concerned about how much protein you are getting, what's in the protein powder, or want a protein packed shake your kids will love? Try this recipe that packs 22 grams of protein into 12 ounces- with all natural ingredients!
12 ounces of Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake:
· 1 Cup milk
· 1/2 cup silken soft tofu
· 2 tablespoons unsweetened natural peanut butter
· 1 tablespoon chia seeds
· 1-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
· 1-2 tablespoons honey
Blend all ingredients together in a high powered blender until smooth as milk! Store in the fridge and serve cold. (source: SuperHealthKids.com)