Fat-Burning Protein Shake

Bid adieu to the jiggle in the middle by whirling up this protein shake that's packed with serious fat burning ingredients!

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 1, 2014


1 Scoop Whey Protein Isolate

You know it’s a serious muscle builder, but an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigation found whey protein can rev up your fat burning as well. Indeed, whey is way above your average supplement.

1.5 Cups Low-Fat Goat Milk

The horned variety of milk has been shown to be richer in nutrients than cow’s milk including omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acid, both of which are considered to be mighty fat burners.

1 Unpeeled Apple, Chopped

An apple a day can keep the fat at bay. A study by researchers at the University of Iowa (Iowa City) reported a compound in apple peel called ursolic acid may help you burn more fat calories.

1 Tablespoon Almond Butter

Delicious almond butter is richer in monounsaturated fat than its peanut counterpart. Studies suggest this heart-healthy fat can help fire up fat burning when combined with training. Yes, you need to eat fat to burn fat!

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

A raft of studies have shown this spice can improve insulin sensitivity, which helps regulate blood sugar level, an important function in preventing fat gain.

Nutrition Information

Serves One

443 calories, 32.5 g protein, 45.5 g carbs, 16.2 g fat

About the Author

Matthew Kadey MS RD

Matthew Kadey, M.S., RD, is a Canadian-based dietitian, nutrition writer and recipe developer. A regular contributor for Oxygen and Muscle & Performance magazines, he is also the author of Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Foods for Sports and Adventure (VeloPress, 2016), Muffin Tin Chef (Ulysses Press, 2012) and The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook (Ulysses Press, 2013). An avid cycle tourist, Matthew has pedaled his bike through Thailand, Cuba, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.