Snickerdoodle Protein Shake

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In my quest to eat better, exercise, and just generally be healthier; I have been working to come up with some delicious – albeit – healthy/low-calorie shake and smoothie recipes. This Snickerdoodle Protein Shake has to be one of my favorites so far! Weighing-in at just under 200 calories per shake, it’s a great way to help satisfy my sweet tooth and work towards fulfilling my nutrient requirements for the day. I am not much of a meat-eater and since I was little have had a difficult time getting the protein my body needs – protein shakes are the perfect solution for me…because I {heart} them! Read on for my super-simple recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Vanilla Protein Powder {I use this kind}
Agave In The Raw {or your favorite liquid sweetener}
Vanilla Extract
Cinnamon
Water
Ice

To mix all of my shakes {and pretty much everything else} I use the pink immersion blender the hubs got me! It’s a wonderful product and I think everyone should own one. If you don’t have an immersion blender, put your ingredients into a blender {not a tupperware container}.

Add 2 scoops of protein powder.

1-2 tsp. Agave In The Raw {I prefer 2}
and
1 tsp. vanilla extract.

Continue with 1 heaping tsp. of cinnamon…mmm!

1 c. of water…

and 1-2 c. of crushed ice. I tend to like a thicker consistency for my shakes and smoothies, so I added 2 c. of ice. You could also add 1/2 c. of water and 1 c. crushed ice for a more flavorful shake with the same number of calories.

Blend, blend blend! I love this part…it makes me so happy. Seriously, it’s super fun to watch the immersion blender work. Or maybe I’m just a weirdo…

It’s even more delicious {and pretty} if you top it with some cinnamon.

Now you have a delicious, healthy, protein-packed shake! It’s awesome for a pre-workout snack. Or a post-workout snack. Or an anytime snack, really. I hope you enjoy!

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Here’s the nutrition break-down for 1 shake:

198 calories
32 g. carbs
1 g. fat
13 g. protein

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Comments

  1. I’m not much of a protein shake drinker but this one sounds delicious! Bet my husband would love it too. Thanks so much for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party! I’d love to see you again this week :)

  2. oooo…I need this after my workout …thank you…xo

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