Saturday, July 19, 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies n Cream Protein Shake

I hear protein is pretty important. I also hear that shakes and smoothies are a great way to get in some of those much needed calories without having to constantly chomp on things. I trust those sources I've heard the crazy claims from so I decided to once again try out the protein shake. With my sensitivity to food textures I've always had trouble with shakes because the powders tend to be gritty or leave a weird after taste. I'm also not a fan of powders filled with nothing but sugars and weird crap.

I came across the PlantFusion brand a year or so ago and tried the Vanilla Bean flavor a few times. I followed the directions (add powder to water, shake and drink) and just didn't like it. Since I'm now taking my nutrition a bit more seriously I decided to give things another shot and come up with something I could stand. Enter their new flavor, Cookies 'n Cream! There's no way that can go wrong, seriously. I tried it out and the flavor was great but the water still left some of that grit I don't like so I made a few changes and came up with an awesome shake I will definitely be incorporating into my life.

Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop PlantFusion Cookies 'n Cream Protein Powder
  • 10 oz Unsweetened Original Almond Milk 
  • 2 oz Cold Water
  • 2 Ice Cubes
  • 1.5 oz of Creamy Peanut Butter
Directions:
  1. Put ingredients into blender (or Ninja)
  2. Blend
  3. Pour
  4. Drink
Simple enough! This particular smoothie turned out to be 414 calories and packed in 31 grams of protein which I can totally use in my diet. A lot of people don't like the unsweetened almond milk so feel free to use the chocolate or vanilla versions, just keep in mind that will add calories. I also like my shakes really cold so I added in ice just to make it colder, I don't think they're mandatory.

Do you have any plant based protein shake recipes you like? I could really really use some!

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