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Dec
19
2012

5 Awesome Holiday-Inspired Protein Shake Recipes

Happy Holidays everyone!

Can you believe that we are more than halfway through the month of December?  We really hope that you guys have been on track with your nutrition, so that you can indulge and enjoy yourselves at least a few times this month.  After all, the holidays are way more fun when you can enjoy some yummy food as well as the other festivities the holidays have to offer! 

Speaking of yummy food and holidays…

We have 5 delicious, holiday-inspired protein shake recipes to share with you below.  Each one if super delicious and will have you in the holiday spirit in no time!  Try them out and let us know what you think!

**P.S.  Some of the ingredients in these protein shakes are **optional and of course, it’s your choice if you want to use them or not.  The last recipe includes sugar-free pudding mix and sugar-free syrup.  We realize that many of you choose not to consume fake sugars and that’s great, but some of our readers do choose to consume them in moderation, so we included this recipe.

We hope you all enjoy them!

Eat, Drink, Be Merry… AND reach your health and physique goals this holiday season

 

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake (serves 1)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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!  Please let us know your favorites below!

 

About the Author: Molly Galbraith

Molly hails from Lexington, Kentucky where she is co-founder of J&M Strength and Conditioning. She has competed in both figure and raw powerlifting. You can find out more about her on her personal blog at http://mollygalbraith.com/.


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