In my quest to get healthier and lose some weight, I have started drinking protein shakes everyday. This plan was great for a while, but I have started becoming bored with the whole thing. So, I have taken it upon myself to come up with some new protein shake flavors. The goal is to use items that I already have in the pantry.
Who doesn’t love to eat cookie dough right out of the tube? Oh, that’s right…no one! I have been having some cookie dough cravings lately, which is where this Cookie Dough Protein Shake came from. It’s a little different than normal chocolate chip cookie dough you would eat out of the tube. That’s because I added some chopped walnuts to the mix which adds a wonderful nutty, salty flavor and breaks up the sweetness.
While that sounds delicious, 104 calories of this shake is from the brown sugar alone. That’s almost 1/3 of the calories that will result in adding more to the 11 g of fat during the process of digestion. Maybe add fruit or unsweetened cocoa powder with your agave or even a tsp of pure maple syrup if you’re craving a change. But that’s a lot of brown sugar to consume in that form.
Nikki Roberti Miller says
I was going to correct Brielle on her error given the nutrition break down listed but then I noticed the nutrition break down lists 4 tsp of brown sugar. Not 2 tbs. 4 tsps is just a smidgen over 1 tbs. So is it 2 tbs or 4 tsp?
Nikki Roberti Miller says
Sorry I read that wrong on my phone! It says 6 tsps (4g). Small iPhone screen. 6 tbs does equal 2 tbs!
I guess we’re pulling numbers from different sources. Still. You don’t think 90 calories coming from straight sugar is a lot to drink in something— let alone something you’re intending to be healthy?
AND the nutrition list with the calories doesn’t include the chocolate chips in the listing.
I understand what you’re saying. I’m just offering this as an option. I, personally, have a major sweet tooth, and when I’m trying to eat healthier that’s what I crave. If I can’t get my sweets in a pseudo-healthy form, I’ll fall off the band-wagon. Of course, I wouldn’t eat this everyday nor recommend anyone to, but it’s nice on occasion.
Might have to try this in my continuing quest to find a protein shake my 9 year old approves us–thanks!
I hope it works! :-) You could also try the red velvet…it’s one of my favorites!
Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse says
I’d drink a protein shake if I could put chocolate chips in it…lol. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
You could use Splenda brown sugar…
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You know, wal mart has a cookies and cream flavored protein. When I mix that with milk, ice, and some sugar free white chocolate flavored coffee syrup it makes a PERFECT shake. Like an Oreo blizzard