Max Muscle is proud to have pioneered the ever-popular protein shake.

PROTEIN SHAKES are important for many reasons:

  • They are healthy and taste great
  • Have more nutrients than most meals
  • Digest easier than most dietary proteins
  • Support lean muscle mass
  • Boost metabolism
  • Support muscle retention while dieting
  • Support a healthy lifestyle of frequent protein meals
  • Mix a healthy lifestyle of frequent protein meals
  • Mix a healthy blend of easy-to-digest nutrients
  • Help monitor precise amounts of protein/ carbohydrate/ fats in your diet

  Wow! It sounds like we should all be pounding down protein shakes. I emphatically believe that when blended correctly, shakes can be the healthiest and easiest ways to power pack our bodies with a super concentration of nutrients.  How many meals can be prepared in less than 5 minutes that supply your body with 30 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, only 25 grams of carbs and 12 grams of sugar, powerful anti-oxidants, vitamins minerals, heart healthy fats and no cholesterol?  And they taste great!  I challenge you to make that perfect meal in less than 5 minutes and for about 2 dollars! Take into consideration your time, cost, energy levels and, of course, health concerns, and most of you will see that protein shakes do offer a tremendous advantage.


  Max Muscle is proud to have pioneered the ever-popular protein shake.  I guess it is a natural occurrence since we have specialized in manufacturing some of the finest protein powders on the market.  MaxPro Super Protein Concentrate led the way for us.  We first introduced MaxPro back in the early 90's.  If we kept track of pounds of protein powders sold, I would guess that we have sold more than 25 million pounds!  Here is a great recipe to get you started:



This shake has approximately 32 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, 18-45 grams of carbs (depending on what liquids you choose), and 1 gram of fat.  It is about 200-300 calories, depending on liquids, etc.


  • 8-12 ounces of milk, almond milk or your favorite juice or any combination of these
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 scoop MaxPro Strawberry or Vanilla protein (30 grams protein per scoop)
  • 1 scoop Max Power Greens (equals 5 servings of fruits and veggies)


Place all these ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. I love to add 1 tablespoon each of flax seeds and chia seeds. This will add essential fatty acids as well as more fiber and protein.

  The key is to be creative and try different liquids, like cashew milk, soy/coconut milk, etc.  These usually have low calories and really make your shake taste creamy.  Also, try different fruits.  There are many different frozen fruits to mix things up.  

  Whether you want to limit your shake to 100 calories for calorie-restricted diets or drink 1,000 calories per shake to gain lean muscle, protein shakes are the easiest and simplest way to do this.  For almost 25 years, Max Muscle has helped thousands of customers accomplish their goals by utilizing Max Muscle products, and of course, most of these customers have used Max Muscle’s concept of multi-serving protein meals or healthy protein shakes.  Get started by visiting either our San Francisco (Castro) store or our downtown San Mateo location and change your body and life today!