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Dec
19
2012

5 Awesome Holiday-Inspired Protein Shake Recipes

 

Today we want to share with you five delicious, holiday-inspired protein shake recipes.  Try them out and let us know what you think!

 

Some of the ingredients in these protein shakes are optional, so it’s up to you whether you include them or not. The last recipe includes sugar-free pudding mix and sugar-free syrup.  We realize that not everyone chooses to consume artificial sweeteners and that’s OK. This set of recipes has a little something for everyone.

 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (serves 1)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • Cinnamon to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until completely combined.

 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 375 Kcal
Protein: 37 grams
Fat: 17 grams
Carbs: 23 grams
Fiber: 9 grams

 

Eggnog Protein Shake (serves 1)

 

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • **1 whole egg, raw (optional, consume at your own risk)
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until completely combined.

 

Nutrition Information (includes egg)

Calories: 390 Kcal
Protein: 40 grams
Fat: 21 grams
Carbs: 10 grams
Fiber: 4 grams

 

Candy Cane Protein Shake (serves 1)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • **½ cup cottage cheese (optional, for extra creaminess)
  • 3-6 drops of peppermint extract, to taste
  • 1-2 packets Truvia/stevia based sweetener, to taste
  • 2-5 ice cubes, to desired thickness

 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until completely combined.

 

Nutrition Information (includes cottage cheese)

Calories: 315 Kcal
Protein: 47 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Carbs: 11 grams
Fiber: 4 grams

 

Gingerbread Man (serves 1)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup cottage cheese (optional, for extra creaminess)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger, to taste
  • ½ tsp. butter extract
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 packets Truvia/stevia based sweetener, to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until completely combined.

 

Nutrition Information (includes cottage cheese)

Calories: 315 Kcal
Protein: 47 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Carbs: 12 grams
Fiber: 5 grams

 

Buttered Rum (serves 1)

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein power
  • 4 tsp. sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix
  • ½ tsp. butter extract
  • ¼ tsp. rum extract
  • DaVinci sugar-free buttered rum syrup, to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend until completely combined.

 

Nutrition Information (includes cottage cheese)

Calories: 315 Kcal
Protein: 47 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Carbs: 12 grams
Fiber: 5 grams

 

Nutrition information for all shakes is based on 2 scoops BioTrust Vanilla Protein Powder (150 Kcal, 24 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber)

 

We hope you enjoy the recipes we’ve shared!  Let us know what you think, and if you have some more holiday-inspired shake ideas, share them in the comments below!

 

About the Author: Molly Galbraith

Molly is a certified strength and conditioning specialist from Lexington, Kentucky, and co-founder and owner of Girls Gone Strong. She recently stepped away as co-owner of her gym to focus more on GGS and her own website and you can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • iamtheshoshie

    These all look freaking delicious. Also, I didn’t realize that butter extract was a thing and now I must have some.

  • Jordan Rath

    Male here and I’ve been making the pumpkin spice one for about a month now. It’s incredible.

    Sidebar: if you want some extra nutrients and protein, throw in some spinach. It doesnt affect the taste at all other than turning the drink from orange to green.

    Sidebar 2: I also cheat ever so slightly and add in a dallop of cool whip. I swear it’s worth it lol.