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Celebrity chef Robert Irvine shares his go-to protein shake for energy and muscle-building

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine shares his go-to protein shake for energy and muscle-building
  • Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine said he travels with a blender to make protein shakes on the go.

  • One of his recipes is a peanut butter banana shake he likes to have after a workout.

  • The shake has 5 ingredients and 44 grams of protein, along with healthy fats and carbs for energy.

When Chef Robert Irvine packs for a trip, you'd better believe he's bringing some personal food prep tools along for the ride, whether he's on his way to film a hit Food Network show or tackle a 54-mile hike for military charities.

The 58-year-old Royal Navy vet told Business Insider that he eats every two and a half hours to keep his muscles and metabolism strong.

But getting enough nutrients to fuel daily workouts while traveling 345 days of the year requires a little planning.

"I carry protein powder and a blender with me all the time," Irvine said (his brand sells a portable personal blender that allows users to make shakes directly in a drinking bottle.)

One of his favorite recipes is a high-protein shake with banana and peanut butter. To make it, blend together:

  • ½ cup peanut butter protein powder (Irvine uses his own brand, FITCRUNCH — you can also try other flavors)

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

  • half a banana

  • 1 cup low-fat milk

In total, the shake packs 44 grams of protein and just over 400 calories — it's worth noting if you're not a buff chef eating more than 4,000 calories a day, you can modify the portions to suit your own calorie goals.

The shake provides a balance of carbs for energy with protein to build muscle and fats to help you feel full, making it perfect for recharging after a workout on a busy schedule, according to Irvine.

"I love this one for an easy post-workout meal. It's got plenty of protein from the whey, plus the peanut butter and almonds give you even more protein and healthy fats," he said.

Read the original article on Business Insider