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Friday, February 10, 2017

18 Protein Shake Recipes That Will Get Your Diet on Track for 2017

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Now that we’re well into the new year, our once firm resolve to get in shape is starting to falter. This is the perfect time to start incorporating protein shakes into your daily routine. Here are 18 delicious protein shake recipes to get you back on track.

Don’t let the following protein shake recipes fool you—sure, they may taste like desserts, but they’re actually healthy protein-packed substitutes for unhealthy desserts. And with 18 foolproof recipes, you’re sure not to get bored.

For each of the below recipes, simply add all ingredients to a blender, mix until smooth, and pour into a cup. If your shake isn’t thick enough, add a scoop or two of Greek yogurt until the desired consistency is obtained. If your shake is too thick, just add a few tablespoons of water. Enjoy!

1. Peanut Butter Cup Shake

8 ounces water
3-5 ice cubes
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 banana (optional)
1 scoop protein powder

2. Iced Coffee Protein Shake

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup cold brewed coffee (unsweetened)
About 2 cups of ice
1 chopped frozen banana
1 scoop of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)

3. Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

1 cup of light almond milk
1 cup of ice (may only need a half cup of ice if your strawberries are frozen)
1 cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tablespoon of sugar-free Jell-o cheesecake mix (the powder)
1 serving of vanilla protein mix

4. Almond Joy Protein Shake

12 ounces unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice
2 tablespoons whole almonds (raw)
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
1 scoop chocolate protein powder

5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Shake

1 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 cups ice cubes
1/4 teaspoon butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup oats (raw and uncooked )
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

6. Butterfinger Protein Shake

1 cup milk (any kind will work)
1 cup cold water
1 cup ice cubes
1 (large) tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding mix
1 scoop chocolate protein powder

7. Breakfast Bang Protein Shake

8 ounces milk, water, or almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 ounce instant oats
1 heaping teaspoon instant coffee
1 scoop vanilla whey protein

8. Oatmeal Cookie Shake

1 cup almond milk
1 cup ice
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 scoop chocolate protein powder

9. Cookie Bar Protein Shake

8 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
4-6 ice cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter (like PB2)
1 teaspoon sugar-free caramel flavoring
2 scoops vanilla protein shake mix

10. Watermelon Cooler

1/2 cup ice
1/4 small watermelon (peeled and strained to remove seeds)
1 scoop whey protein

11. Upside-down Pineapple Cake Shake

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk of choice)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup frozen diced pineapple
1 scoop cake batter flavored protein powder (you may substitute with vanilla protein powder plus 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and 1/4 teaspoon imitation butter flavor)
Optional: whipped topping, caramel syrup, and maraschino cherry for serving

12. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Shake

1 cup water
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 scoop chocolate protein powder

13. Brownie Batter Protein Shake

2 teaspoons unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/3 cup ice
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon plain nonfat yogurt
Dash of cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Stevia drops to taste
1 scoop chocolate protein powder

14. Shamrock Protein Shake

4 ounces water
5-10 ice cubes
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/8 teaspoon mint extract
2-3 packets Stevia
2-3 drops green food coloring or spinach to make it green
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder

15. Coconut Cream Pie Shake

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup ice
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes + additional for topping
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon coconut cream (optional topping)

16. Apple Pie Protein Shake

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1 cup ice
1 apple
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

17. Raw Chocolate Protein Shake

1/2 cup almond milk
1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons raw peanut butter
1 medium banana
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 scoop chocolate protein powder

18. Blueberry Almond Protein Shake

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Sound too delicious to be healthy? We assure you: protein shakes can be delicious and good for you. Incorporate any of the above into your daily routine to get your diet back on track and keep your motivation holding strong throughout the year.

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