Thought I’d chime in with 2 recent favorites:
The “I’m bulking” shake
2 scoops chocolate Grow!
1 TBS. peanut butter
1 TBS. heavy cream
1 dash cinnamon
1-2 TBS Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder
Enough water to mix
A P+F chocolate-peanut butter experience. The thing I like most about the recipie is that you can adjust the amounts (eg. use half as much PB, nix the cream) and it still tatses pretty much the same, but this is the foundation. Also great for recovery a few hours after working out.
The “I’m bulking AND cheating” shake
2 scoops vanilla Grow!
1/2 cup Breyers/Sara Lee Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream
Handful of fresh cut strawberries
Enough water or milk to mix
Not for the calorically challenged, but man is this a good shake. This ice cream is the best i’ve ever had, and considering what is in it, not horribly bad for you (only 7 grams fat in a half cup). Not a shake you would want to have every day, but a great weekend treat after working your ass off in the gym all week. Also, this is a bodybuilding beatdown of dairy queeen and/or cold stone.
I have not tried the new Grow! flavors yet, but I imagine that banana would work well in the first recipie, and strawberry in the second.
The Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder is the best masking agent I’ve found for that horrible tub of vanilla whey we all have rotting away in the back of our supplement cabinets - you know, the canister that tastes so nasty that it would get sent back from most impoverished 3rd world nations, but you can’t bring yourself to throw it out because, hey, it’s protein dammit! I currently have a 1 lb. jug of Twinlab whey occupying this space, bought on clearance for $5 - worst $5 I ever spent.
For those thinking that these shakes are a bit high in calories, I’ll say that a bad experience with Myoplex light way back in the day changed my life forever.
Looking forward to more submissions.