PROTEIN SHAKES: DESSERT FOR EVERY MEAL

PROTEIN SHAKES: DESSERT FOR EVERY MEAL

Written By Healthy Hot Bod

Sometimes standing in front of the fridge with the door open searching for what I really want to eat leads me down a dark road.  I know I can’t always have what I want, and so I stand there until the tip of my nose gets cold searching for alternatives.  Celery, carrots and hummus just doesn’t cut it sometimes. With this I rejoice knowing that in less than 5 minutes I can have a delicious dessert meal and not break up with my body plan.

Here are my top five favorite dessert shakes;


 

       #1 Cookie Dough Protein Shake   
hhb-1 Apr15

 

  • 1 Cup milk of choice

  • Ice cubes (to add thickness)

  • 1/8 tsp salt (Himalayan Pink if you have it)

  • 1/8 tsp baking soda (this is for flavor)

  • 1 tsp butter extract ( I use Watkins Butter extract)

  • ¼ Cup vanilla whey protein powder (I use Protein Milkshake Bar)

  • sweetener of choice (such as Stevia, maple syrup or Lucuma Powder.)

  • raw oats, chocolate chips or cacao powder for garnish, if desired.

Blend all ingredients except garnishes together until smooth. Garnish as desired. Thickness will depend on your brand of protein powder and how many ice cubes you use.

 

 

 

 

      #2 Skinny Oreo Protein Shake

hhb-2 Apr15

  • ¼ Cup skim ricotta cheese

  • 1 Cup your choice of milk

  • 2 Oreo cookies (I suggest Newman-O’s)

  • 1 tsp sweetener (such as Stevia, maple syrup or Lucuma Powder.)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend cheese first and add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.  Add more milk if a thinner texture is desired. (It tastes incredible after chilling in the frig for an hour. That’s why this recipe makes two helpings.)

 

     #3 Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

If there was such a thing as BFF’s in the food world it would be chocolate and peanut butter.  This one is definitely a keeper!

hhb-3 Apr15

  • 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)

  • 3 Tbs unsweetened cacao powder

  • 6 oz Greek Yogurt (or 2%, flavored or unflavored)

  • ¾ Cup your choice of milk

  • 1 Tbs to taste (local raw honey, maple syrup, agave, etc.)

  • 1 Tbs peanut butter (any kind you like)

Put all of the ingredients into the blender, and blend on high until thick and smooth. I would start with only 2 Tablespoons of cocoa powder, blend, and then add 1 more for a stronger chocolate taste. Optional: Drizzle glass with Walden Farms chocolate syrup.

 

       #4 Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

hhb-4 Apr15

  • 1 Cup milk of choice

  • 1 frozen banana (cut up and frozen)

  • ½ Cup pumpkin puree

  • ¼ Cup vanilla whey protein powder (I use Protein Milkshake Bar)

  • 1 (6 ounce) vanilla yogurt

  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp sweetener (such as Stevia, maple syrup or Lucuma Powder.)

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  • ice cubes as desired for thickness.

Combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.  Optional: Garnish with graham cracker crumbs.

 

 

       #5 Chocolate Cake Batter Protein Shake

hhb-5 Apr15

  • ¼ Cup Skim ricotta cheese, Greek yogurt, or a frozen banana

  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use Protein Milkshake Bar)

  • 1 Tbs sweetener (such as Stevia, maple syrup or Lucuma Powder.)

  • Ice cubes (Depending on how thick you like it)

  • ½ Cup Water (Alter this according to desired consistency)

  • 1 1/2 Tbs cacao powder

  • 1/4 tsp Almond extract

  • 1/4 tsp Butter extract

  • ¼ tsp Vanilla extract

Combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.  Optional: garnish with Walden Farms chocolate syrup.

Stay healthy! 😉 

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