Protein Shake Recipes

Stuck in a protein shake rut? Make these recipes below to jazz up those protein shakes to help you get to the finish line!

Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie

1 Premier Protein shake, vanilla

1 Tbsp. cheesecake pudding mix, sugar-free (https://www.walmart.com/ip/4-Pack-Jell-O-Instant-Sugar-Free-Cheesecake-Pudding-Pie-Filling-1-oz-Box/799069304)

1 Tbsp. Torani strawberry syrup, sugar-free (https://shop.torani.com/Sugar-Free-Strawberry-Syrup/p/TOR-372701&c=Torani@SugarFreeSyrups)

1-2 cups ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add more or less ice, depending on how thick you want your shake to be. Blend until smooth.

Chocolate Coffee Protein Smoothie

1 Premier protein shake, chocolate, caramel, or cookies ‘n’ cream

1 Tbsp. Torani coffee syrup, sugar-free (https://shop.torani.com/Sugar-Free-Coffee-Syrup/p/TOR-371605&c=Torani@SugarFreeSyrups)

1 cup ice cubes (or sub for coffee ice cubes- just freeze black coffee in ice cube trays)

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add more or less ice, depending on how thick you want your shake to be. Blend until smooth.

Salted Caramel Protein Smoothie

1 Premier Protein shake, chocolate or vanilla

1 Tbsp. Torani salted caramel syrup, sugar-free (https://shop.torani.com/Sugar-Free-Salted-Caramel-Syrup/p/TOR-322737&c=Torani@SugarFreeSyrups)

1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add more or less ice, depending on how thick you want your shake to be. Blend until smooth.

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Dairy-free Protein Powder

For a select few patients, whey (or milk) based protein powder just doesn’t agree with them. Here’s the protein powder for you:

Nature’s Best by Isopure is made from pea and brown rice powder rather than whey. Although it doesn’t have as many flavors as other brands (it comes in chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry), they also make a flavorless powder that can be added to anything! Stay tuned for another post on how to jazz up those shakes.

VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you get this exact powder, not a different powder made by the same company. Isopure also sells muscle-building type protein powders, which are loaded with carbohydrates and will NOT allow you to lose weight.

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: This powder has 20 grams of protein per scoop, as compared to the whey-based powders which have 30 grams of protein per scoop. This means you should be getting 4 shakes per day rather than the 3 shakes we normally recommend. Don’t fret- we will cover this in your appointment!

Where to buy:

http://www.theisopurecompany.com/product/naturesbestplantprotein.html

Homemade Broth Recipe

Worn out on protein shakes and sugar-free popsicles? Take a page from LaShawn’s book and make your own beef broth. Trust me- it will be worth it.

LaShawn’s Homemade Beef Broth Recipe

Makes 8 servings

2 pounds stew meat (available at any grocery)

2 yellow onions, peeled and cut in half

3 cloves garlic, peeled and whole

4-5 carrots, cut into large chunks

4-5 ribs of celery, cut into large chunks

1 can Rotel tomatoes, undrained

1 Tbsp. Tony Cachere’s seasoning

8 cups water

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cook on medium-high until boiling, then turn heat down to low and and cover pot. Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until beef is cooked through. Strain juice and discard all other ingredients. Serve immediately, or after the pot has cooled, transfer to containers to freeze. Heat individual servings in coffee mug or microwave-safe container until warm.

Feel free to modify recipe to meet your tastes! Substitute stew meat for skinless chicken breasts, substitute Rotel for canned diced tomatoes, substitute Tony Cachere’s for Italian seasoning.