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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)

 

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Molly Galbraith, CSCS is co-founder and owner of Girls Gone Strong, a global movement that aims to empower women to embrace all that's possible for their lives and for their bodies through body-positive, evidence-based, nutrition, training, and self-care information. She is also the author of The Modern Woman's Guide to Strength Training. As a former figure competitor who dabbled in powerlifting, Molly understands the more extreme side of training and nutrition, and after years of personal struggle with her own body image and self-worth, Molly is committed to helping women embrace their bodies and fall in love with themselves, and teaching other coaches and trainers how to better understand, connect with, and serve their women clients. Learn more about Molly on her website and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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