Personal trainer Kelsey Wells' protein-packed go-to smoothie is a 'meal in a cup' that tastes like cookie batter
- Fitness instructor Kelsey Wells has been a fan of protein smoothies for a long time.
- Her go-to recipe is "a meal in a cup" that "tastes like oatmeal cookie batter," she said.
Kelsey Wells' favorite smoothie is "a meal in a cup" and "tastes like oatmeal cookie batter," she said.
The personal trainer and fitness instructor has long loved smoothies as a way to boost her protein intake, knowing how important it is for muscle maintenance and growth, as well as recovering from workouts.
"I don't love eating meat and in fact I was vegetarian for a time, so I started eating a lot of protein smoothies," she told Insider. "I love a good protein smoothie."
Wells is a fitness trainer on the Sweat app where she has strength training programs for home workouts, the gym, and her new program, PWR Fusion, which features 30-minute workouts.
Wells said her go-to smoothie is "so yummy."
The recipe consists of:
- Vanilla protein powder
- Almond butter
- A dash of cinnamon
- Skim milk (or milk of choice)
The oats, protein powder, and almond butter mean Wells' smoothie provides fat, protein, and slow-release carbs, keeping her feeling full longer.
Dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine previously told Insider that this is an essential component of a well-balanced smoothie, and the biggest mistake people make is creating smoothies that are just fruit.
"When people are like, 'Oh, I had a smoothie for lunch,' I'm like, 'That's not a meal,'" Wells agreed. "But if you're putting the right things in it, it truly can be. If I'm taking the time to blend up a smoothie, I don't just want fruit and ice and some protein, I want a meal in a cup."
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