- 1 cup low fat milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 banana
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop vanilla pea protein
- 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- A few ice cubes (optional)
BANANA CREAM PIE PROTEIN SHAKE
Continuing with my idea to turn my daily protein shakes into “mini-desserts,” I decided to experiment with some milkshake recipes and make one that was a little more protein, a little less ice cream.
Although I normally like to make my shakes dairy-free, this one is admittedly a little more “decadent” so I used regular low fat milk and heavy cream to make it thicker. I also used regular yogurt instead of coconut milk yogurt like I normally would, but at least try to use one with the lowest sugar content I can find.
The key ingredient in this one, that gives it that “pie” feeling, is the graham cracker crumbs. I use gluten free ones for my diet and can’t get enough of them. Feel free to add more crumbs if you’re like me and think the crust is the best part!
Vanilla extract and vanilla pea protein give it just enough sweetness that I don’t use any stevia or other sweeteners but I think agave would be good too! Adding one of my favorite everyday ingredients, coconut oil, makes me feel just a little less guilty for indulging since I know I’m still getting at least one thing that’s good for me!