- 1 ½ - 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla pea protein powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8-10 drops liquid stevia, to taste (cinnamon-flavored SweetLeaf liquid stevia adds an extra kick!)
- 1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup ice cubes
One of my favorite “healthy” cookies these days is the snickerdoodle ever since I came across a gluten-free, refined sugar-free recipe. Believe it or not, they are one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten and I can’t really keep them in the house longer than a couple days every time I make a batch. So I figured it’d be easier to get my snickerdoodle fix in the morning with my protein shake instead of constantly baking cookies.
One of the reasons I love this snickerdoodle protein shake so much is my grandma makes the world’s best snickerdoodle cookies. No matter how healthy I treat to eat, she’ll give me a plate of cookies to take home with me nearly every time I see her. I’m a huge sucker for cookies and an even bigger cinnamon addict. To stay away from cookies and to get a tasty shake, I needed a recipe like this!
(Side note: If you want to go the lazy but still tasty route, you can check out this excellent Snickerdoodle flavored protein powder by Select.(Free shipping on Amazon))
This one is pretty simple too since really the main flavors in a snickerdoodle are vanilla and cinnamon. There’s not much else to it. Most times I make this one, I like to use plain liquid stevia to give it a little sweetness without changing the flavor. But if you want to make it extra “cinnamony,” you can use cinnamon-flavored stevia in addition to the dry cinnamon. It’s another good way to start the day with a fresh mouth and that’ll be coffee breath any day!
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.