Back in the golden era of bodybuilding one of the greatest physiques to grace a bodybuilding stage was that of Steve Reeves. In those times there were barely any supplements. So a protein shake meant making it from scratch. Steve Reeve's Power Drink is unique because of its makeup.
"(Prepared in blender)
14 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon of Knox gelatin
1 tablespoon of honey
2-4 raw eggs (today, pasteurized eggs might be safer)
2 tablespoons of High-Protein Powder (I make my own)"
He use to make his protein powder by mixing 1/2 lb. of powdered egg whites, 1/2 lb. of powdered skim milk and 1/4 lb. of powdered soy protein into a container for daily use.
At Rippeder.com we strongly prefer the classic method for bodybuilding. The physiques of Steve Reeves, George Eiferman, John Grimek, and Reg Park were all natural and impressive and they used the classic 3 day full body workouts.
Steve Reeves with John Little and Bob Wolff,Ph.D. (1995). Building the Classic Physique the Natural Way. Page 132