Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake

Just about every day I drink a protein shake to  insure that I get enough protein. I lift heavy and train often with my workouts so I could always use the extra protein. I do a lot of experimenting with my protein shakes  by adding different ingredients into my protein powders because I think  Whey  protein powder tastes pretty gross by just adding water.  I seriously can't stomach it!  Shakes are one of my very favorite frozen treats. Nothing like a good strawberry or chocolate shake from In-N-Out Burgers! But at 680 calories and 37 grams of fat I will pass for one of my own! These protein shakes satisfy me just the same and in fact I now prefer them because of the nutritional benefits.

I have really grown to love frozen cherries. Not only are they great in smoothies and shakes but they also make a great healthy treat just eating them by themselves.

                                                    1/2 scoop Vanilla Whey protein powder
                                                    1/2 banana
                                                    1/4 cup cottage cheese
                                                    1 cup frozen cherries
                                                    1 cup fat free milk
                                                    1 packet of stevia
                                                     handful of ice

                                              Blend all ingredients together and serve

                                                   Nutrition (for the whole shake)
                                                             356 Cals.
                                                             5g  Fat
                                                             26g Protein
                                                             50g Carbs.



  1. oh man this looks sooooo yummy! i am definitely trying this. i've never done protein shakes before but have been lifting weights lately so i think i should! do you have a recommendation for protein powder? where to get it or what name brand?

  2. This looks delicious! I was just recently introduced to stevia, so this is awesome!

  3. ooh this looks and sounds delicious!!

    What is Stevia?

    Michelle :o)

    1. Michelle- Stevia is a natural no calorie sweetener. You can find this sweetener in any grocery store :)

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  5. I just bought some cottage cheese with the intention of eating it for a healthy snack. After almost puking, I decided I should figure out a new way to eat it. Maybe I will try this shake!


  6. I have tried lots of different protein powders mixed with water and I agree - completely gross. Can't wait to test out this delicious looking and healthy protein recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  7. cassidy -- wow! this was so yummy!!! i've made it for the last 3 days in a row now and will be featuring it on our blog tomorrow cuz i love it so much. i hope you post some more of your protein shake recipes. :)

  8. Beverly protein powder is THE best! More expensive but totally worth it. ump (ultimate muscle protein)

  9. Sounds delicious and is packed with so much good healthy stuff!

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