Plain old protein shakes can get a little boring. I’ve been there! After a good lift, I would just put my protein powder in a blender bottle with some water, shake it up, and down it, not really enjoying the taste or texture.
Are you ready to make your protein shakes a lot more enjoyable? With just a few extra ingredients you can spice up your protein shakes to make a delicious creation that you will crave!
I am the queen of throwing random things into a blender with my protein powder to experiment. So here is one of my favorites so far—the strawberry cheesecake protein smoothie!
What You’ll Need:
40g vanilla protein powder (I use MyProtein)
1 tbsp sugar-free cheesecake instant pudding mix
1 tsp milled flax seed
175 mL unsweetened original almond milk
1 tbsp stevia
60g frozen strawberries
1 tsp dark chocolate chips
1 tsp raw pumpkin seeds
How to Prepare:
In a blender, add the almond milk, protein powder, pudding mix, flax seed, stevia, and frozen strawberries. Blend for 30 seconds. Add more milk if you like a more liquidy texture. I like to eat my smoothies with a spoon so 175 mL of almond milk creates the perfect consistency for me.
Pour into a cup. Top with pumpkin seeds, chopped dark chocolate chips, and chopped strawberry.
Optional toppings: granola, nut butters, nuts, etc.
Total Time Required: 5 minutes
Number of Servings: 1
*Macronutrients and calories will differ slightly depending on brands of ingredients used.