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.
1 teaspoon sugar-free caramel coffee creamer
1 packet stevia (optional)
1.5-2 cups vanilla almond milk
Several ice cubes
Caramel treats are the best! Nothing beats the sweet, smooth taste of caramel…especially when paired with chocolate. I tried a few new recipes before coming up with this delicious caramel packed treat.
The best part? This caramel protein shake isn’t full of sugar or calories. In fact, it’s one of the lower calorie dessert protein shake recipes that I’ve come up with.
That means you can use it to ease sugar cravings when cutting or trying to lose weight. You can also use it during the summer or on a cheat day if you are following super strict macros.
This works with either vanilla or chocolate protein powder so make it your own!
Summer is here and nothing beats the taste of fresh strawberries on a summer afternoon. I post a lot of recipes with strawberries in them and this is another. Strawberries help me get my sugar fix without loading up my body with unnatural sugars and other artificial ingredients in candy or sweets.
Strawberry shortcake used to be something I gorged on in the summers, but instead I make this shake. It tastes a lot like strawberry shortcake but is packed with protein and healthy nutrients.
This is going to be a little higher in calories and sugar because of the vanilla wafers. You can leave those out if you are trying to stay super clean…but then it is more of a strawberry protein shake. 🙂
If anybody has a good, healthier alternative to vanilla wafers leave a comment and I’ll update my recipe!
Gingerbread is usually most popular around the holidays, but why limit such a tasty treat to just a few months out the year when it’s easy to enjoy the snappy taste of gingerbread in the form of a post-workout shake.
I drink this year-round and it’s inspired by my mom’s gingerbread cookies that she makes for me every year. Something about drinking this just brings back so many memories.
Feel free to play around with the ingredients a bit to get the taste right. I like to add 1 packet of Stevia but you may leave it out or add more if you’d like. If you really want a thicker shake, as always, feel free to add a tablespoon of cottage cheese or vanilla greek yogurt.
I know a lot of people enjoy drinking these dessert-like protein shakes in more of a milk shake form. Nothing beats having a gingerbread shake on a summer morning!