3 Summer Shakes That Boost Athletic Performance

STACK Expert Andrew Meyers offers recipes for three summer shakes that will cool you down and boost your athletic performance.

Summer allows most athletes to strengthen their foundation and prepare for the upcoming season. The summer heat, though, can leave you feeling parched, which makes refueling and re-hydrating after workouts even more important. Drinking a shake is a fast, easy way for athletes to accomplish both of these goals right after a practice or game. Below are recipes and nutritional info for three summer shakes that will cool you down after a hot day in the sun and boost your athletic performance.

1. Tropical Fruit Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 scoop of 100% whey vanilla protein powder
  • 5 ounces of Yoplait tropical flavored light Greek yogurt
  • 6 whole fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

Nutritional Analysis:

  • Calories: 489
  • Fat: 1.89 g
  • Carbohydrates: 87.79 g
  • Protein: 37.42 g

2. Cranberry Lemonade Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Ocean Spray Cran-Lemonade juice
  • 1 scoop of 100% whey vanilla protein powder
  • 5 ounces of Yoplait lemon-flavored light Greek yogurt
  • 6 whole strawberries
  • 1 medium banana

Nutritional Analysis:

  • Calories: 512
  • Fat: 1.89 g
  • Carbohydrates: 91 g
  • Protein: 36 g

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3. Pina Colada Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 scoop of 100% whey vanilla protein powder
  • 5 ounces of Yoplait coconut-flavored light Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks

Nutritional Analysis:

  • Calories: 494
  • Fat: 1.89 g
  • Carbohydrates: 84.97 g
  • Protein: 35.52 g

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