Quick Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Shake Recipe

8 ounces dark chocolate almond milk 1/2 cup frozen cherries 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional) 1/4 banana (optional) 1 packet stevia (optional)

Chocolate covered cherries are great for a romantic gift, but how about a healthy version for after a workout? This shake is best enjoyed with your significant other after you get back from the gym. After all, there’s no better date than sweating it out at the gym together right?! 😀

For the guys out there, this one is simple enough to make that you can surprise your girl after the gym with a delicious chocolate covered cherry protein shake. It’s cheaper and healthier than heading to the gift shop for the real thing.

The best part is you probably have most of the ingredents in your kitchen already except for the frozen cherries. Pick those up and you’re ready to enjoy this anytime!

There are a few different ways you can make this. I prefer to make mine with dark chocolate almond milk from Silk. That is one of my favorite drinks, though, and the combination of regular almond milk with chocolate protein powder does the trick as well. It depends how much chocolate you want.

Feel free to add other things like spinach or some almonds to change up the macros for this delicious chocolate cherry protein shake! One other suggestion is to add a bit of extra dark chocolate for antioxidants.

Thin Mint Cookie Protein Shake Recipe

12 ounces skim milk 6 Thin Mint cookies Several ice cubes 2 scoops of chocolate whey protein (cookies and cream is also a good choice)

 

One of the best times of the year is Girl Scout cookie time! No matter what kind of sweets you crave, there is a Girl Scout cookie flavor that you drool over. Mine has always been Thin Mints. I’ve embarrassingly ate a whole box in one sitting several times in my life. I would do bad things for a box of Thin Mints if I get a craving.

Fortunately, this protein shake recipe can help you recover and bulk up while still downing some of those tasty Thin Mint cookies. I use this when I’m bulking a lot and try to plan it close to a cardio session to make up for the extra calories of the cookies.

It’s good to splurge once in a while though and this recipe will help you get those sweets!

(Photo by rakka)