Love this protein-packed cake batter recipe from Fit2Fat2Fit — one of my favorite recipe vloggers on YouTube! Cake batter is great in everything…cappuccino, ice cream, frosting…but usually it’s terrible for you. I made the mistake of going on a cake batter binge a few years ago and it didn’t end well 😉
Now I just whip up this awesome cake batter protein shake whenever I’m getting a craving and instead I get 30g of protein and only 10g of carbs will killing my cake batter and sugar craving for the day. It’s the best of both world’s and that’s why this is one of my favorite shake recipes ever!
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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!
Super healthy recipe here for a classic mint chocolate protein shake! One of my favorite ice cream flavors reborn as a healthy, nutrient filled protein shake. This comes from Fit2Fat2Fit — one of my favorite fitness vloggers out there. Check it out and follow all the steps for a nutritious and protein packed treat!
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Check out this awesome recipe from one of my favorite recipe vloggers Michael Kory! Michael takes a classic Christmas beverage (that is LOADED with fat) and makes it into a health protein packed treat that will fit your macros!
Protein shakes can often seem tasteless but with the right ingredients, you can make them delicious and pack in a good dose of vitamins as well. Remember, keeping yourself fit and looking after your body is about more than just packing on muscle! Instead of using just the protein powder and milk or water, create the following protein shakes for some extra vitamins and minerals as well.
Recipe 1: Flaxseed Protein Shake
Flaxseed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and includes a variety of health benefits. Make a protein shake with ground flaxseed by combining 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to 12 ounces of unsweetened almond or soy milk, 2 scoops of whey protein, 8 strawberries and 6 ice cubes. Tasty and good for you!
Recipe 2: Fruity Protein Shake
If you work with logging equipment or in another physical job or get your exercise down at the gym, you’ll need a protein shake to give you a boost. You can get this by drinking a fruity protein shake. Combine 12 ounces of orange juice with 1 scoop of whey protein, 1 banana, ¼ cup fruit of your choice and 6 ice cubes.
Recipe 3: Breakfast Protein Shake
Wake up the right way with a breakfast protein shake. This includes the vitamins and nutrients from 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 16 ounces of orange juice, ¼ cup Greek yogurt and 1 banana. Combine that with 2 teaspoons of organic vanilla extract and 2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder.
Recipe 4: Blueberry Protein Shake
Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants and other vitamins and are great for a protein shake. Combine ½ cup blueberries with 1 scoop protein powder, 1 frozen banana and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk. Because you’re using a frozen banana, you won’t need to add ice though you can if you prefer. You can also add other berries to get more flavor than just blueberries.
Recipe 5: Tropical Protein Shake
Start your day with tropical fruits like pineapple and coconut. Mix in a blender 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup frozen blueberries, 1 teaspoon coconut milk, and 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder. Add in any other tropical fruits you like to the protein shake or substitute the milk for orange or pineapple juice for a more fruity shake. It’s like a healthy piña colada!
Protein shakes don’t have to be bland and boring. You can make them tasty and gain additional health benefits by combining your mix with some other ingredients like those listed here. Why not try to experiment and have a different variety of protein shake each day? You might find a new favorite.
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Fit2Fat2Fit has put together an awesome recipe for a Butterfinger protein shake! (No, it doesn’t actually include any Butterfinger candy bars. :D)
I have a notorious sweet tooth and love Bufferfinger bars so this is a good healthy alternative. It’s still plenty sweet and very tasty, but doesn’t contain the sugar and calories of the actual candy bar.
This recipe is a little bit more involved than most of the ones I post. You’ll need a number of ingredients and a few of them may require a trip to the grocery store. It’s worth all of the effort though as this is one of my most favorite protein shakes!
Let me know what you think of this tasty, protein packed Butterfinger treat!
Tasty recipe here for a banana treat for post workout! This isn’t packed with sugar, but it is packed with flavor. This is another favorite recipe that I’ve found online and recommend it to everybody!
It’ll help boost your daily protein intake without adding a bunch of empty calories. Most of all, this banana protein shake tastes delicious!
Banana protein shakes are great if you are bulking or cutting. This provides nutrients that will help keep you full and keep your muscles growing!
If you have a sweet tooth like me, then this protein shake is a great, healthy recovery beverage. It’s loaded with carbs to replenish your energy and of course packed with protein. You get a full serving of fruit as well! Bananas and honey are two of my favorite ingredients for protein shakes and I use them in a lot of different shakes. You can pretty much add them to any flavor of whey or soy protein. Let me know if you guys like this one!