Chocolate and Vanilla Protein Shake Recipes

Chocolate and Vanilla Protein Shake Recipes

Since the New Years is over, it’s time to cash in on your resolutions. For those of you that swore to lose weight, eat right, exercise, and all that fun, you’ll probably be wanting to find something to help your exercise regimen that won’t impact your new diet all that much. And with protein shakes, it’s easy to make them taste great, but it’s also far too easy to load them full of calories. So how can you make a tasty protein shake that won’t require three hours of exercise to work off? Try these simple recipes!

Chocolate Banana- the Chunky Monkey

If you happen to have a chocolate flavored protein powder, it can get pretty boring after a few days. So jazz it up a little with the addition of a banana, some mint extract, and a small handful of chocolate chips. The mint adds a chill to the shake while the chips add a bit more substance. Careful with the chocolate, though, as they’ll add the calories on quickly! Don’t forget the milk of your choice and a couple of ice cubes for a really refreshing drink.

The Reeses

If you love the Reeses candy, you’ll love this twist on a chocolate shake. Just adding a spoonful of peanut butter with your scoop of chocolate protein powder can change the flavor into the right direction. For the final piece, try adding a bit of hazelnut flavored cream to seal the deal. Of course, add in a bit of milk and ice for your shake, and enjoy!

 Girl Scout Shake

This shake does not contain any Girl Scouts, and none were harmed in the creation of this recipe. This shake can be made with vanilla or chocolate protein powder, milk, ice, and some cookies. For the best mix, match chocolate protein powder with a couple of Thin Mints, but you’re welcome to use any of your favorite cookies. While this isn’t exactly the best in a low calorie health drink, it’s great for when you feel like you want a cheat day without ruining your whole week. Careful with how many cookies you add, and this could be a reoccurring knock on the door.

Berry Blast

Can’t go wrong with a dash of fruit in the morning! Vanilla goes great with many flavors, and your favorite sweet fruit is just a few in that list. Add in strawberries, blueberries, bananas, pineapples, mangos and any other seasonal fruit into your drink to make your own unique flavor. Change it up every day, and you won’t ever grow bored.

The Nutty Oat

If you prefer a nuttier flavor, try a vanilla powder with a handful of steel-rolled oats. Add in a little bit of peanut butter, your favorite nut for substance, and a little bit of cinnamon. Throw in some maple syrup for sweetening and flavoring, and you’ve got yourself the perfect breakfast shake. Chewy and smooth, thick and filling, this shake will get you up in the morning and on the road to success.

You don’t have to work hard to jazz up your protein shakes, and with a little experimentation, you can find a flavor that suits you. Try some of these recipes, and see what new ideas you can come up with!

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