Just as fruits, veggies, makeup and clothes come and g0 in seasons and trends, so should our protein shakes. We change it up over here solely for the sake of variety, fun and flavor. Here are three of my favorite FALL combinations for protein shakes and their macro breakdowns!
First, the Snickerdoodle. This is a STAPLE in our house for the holidays and my mom is the BEST snickerdoodle maker. Check out how easy this LOW-CARB option shake is!
The Snickdoodle Protein Shake Recipe:
1 Vanilla Premier Protein Shake (OR 1 scoop vanilla whey in 1.5 cups of your choice milk)
Ground Cinnamon (to taste) I would say about 1-2 tsp!
1 tsp Almond Extract (this is what really makes is taste like a cookie!
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar (if you bake snickerdoodles from scratch, you know this is a key ingredient)
Blend together and pour over ice OR warm in a mug. You will FLIP over how easy and yummy this recipe is! Here are the calories/macros:
Calories: 170 / Carbs: 7g / Fat: 3 / Protein: 30g
The Caramel Apple Protein Shake… guys.. this one is absolutely bonkers and PERFECT for a post-workout option! You have to try this! There are 2 different ways to work this recipe, so check it out below!
Caramel Apple Protein Shake Recipe:
1 Caramel Premier Protein shake– you can find these at WalMart in the pharmacy section by BoostPlus (OR vanilla whey in milk with an ounce of Sugar Free Caramel Syrup.. I have a Sugar Free Salted Caramel Syrup that is used as a coffee flavoring and it’s delicious!)
1 cup (8oz) of Apple Juice (if you want this to be lower in carbs, use 1/2 cup instead of a full cup and 1/2 cup water)
Ground Cinnamon to taste (about 2 tsp)
Add Whipped Cream (we use the fat free Reddi-Whip from the squirt can!)
Blend and pour over ice OR warm up in a mug for a nice night time treat!
Calories: 283 / Carbs: 37g / Fat: 3g / Protein: 31g
The Pumpkin Protein Shake… because we just cannot NOT have this as part of our “basic” lineup, if you will.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake recipe:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk or your choice.. water works too if you need less calories)
Generous shakes of Pumpkin Pie Spice OR All Spice (OR Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg are the spices)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Calories: 180 / Carbs: 12g / Fat: 4g / Protein: 27g
OHHHHH, Eggnog.. how I adore you and your creamy, full-bodied goodness. I found the BEST Eggnog alternative this week, so I am CRAZY about making these shakes!
Eggnog Protein Shake Recipe:
1 cup Califia Farms Holiday Nog (There are a lot of non-dairy options for Egg Nog out now. I am not opposed to dairy, but I like the macros and taste of this one!! AMAZING!)
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Dash of nutmeg on the top
Blend and enjoy over ice OR warm in a mug by the fire (if you don’t live in Phoenix and do that kind of thing) 🙂
Calories: 225 / Carbs: 20g / Fat: 5g / Protein: 26g