A protein shake – or smoothies as some people like to call them – can be as basic or as complicated as you want. We like to be adventurous here and find recipes that are, well, maybe not the first thing you would think of.
Many people, most in fact, spice up their basic protein shake. Most shakes come in multiple flavors that you already know: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc. But that can get boring, right? So take a little bit of time to make it more interesting. We will have more recipes coming soon.
Today’s Protein Shake Recipe: Pina-Colada Shake
The Pina-Colada Protein Shake is today’s recipe for the adventurous. Okay, this one is a no-brainer. While it may not be as unexpected as some of the other concoctions we have been suggesting it has become of our favorites.
This recipe calls for more ingredients than most of our protein shake suggestions. (Sorry about that!) But the good news is that is going to have fewer grams of sugar. Yippee!
The combination of the lemon and pineapple with the two types of milk is what gives it the tangy flavor. And the rum flavoring, while optional, is a definite plus to the combination. Using real rum; well that is up to you.
Some of our recipes, like the Pomegranate-Berry Shake are not going to be super sweet. And I think that is a good thing. Especially if you are using a protein shake as a breakfast meal. The zing will help you wake up! Here is the recipe:
Directions: Shakes taste best cold. Blend all ingredients together with ice in a blender until creamy.
Pina Colada Shake
2 scoops vanilla shake mix
Juice from ¼ lemon
1 cup frozen pineapple
8 oz. Low-fat coconut milk
4 oz. Unsweetened almond milk
Rum flavoring (optional)
Nutrition facts: Calories: 280, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 9 g, Carb: 29 g, Fiber: 9 g, Sugars: 14 g (from fruit)
Tell me what you think below in the comments. I really do want to hear what you think. Especially if you have been adventurous and tried out the this recipe or the Apple Pie Shake recipe.
Just send me a message if you would like to know more about the protein shake mix that we recommend.
Have a great week!