Tastes Like Candy: 6 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes


Tastes Like Candy: 6 Delicious Protein Shake Recipes | the good stuff

I have a healthy solution for your candy cravings: Make a candy bar-flavored protein shake. Protein shakes are a great way to start your day or energize your afternoon. Many of them are fruit-based, but sometimes you just want something decadent. Instead of feeling deprived, try these delicious protein shake recipes. You’ll feel like you’re indulging while serving up a healthy protein drink. Even your kids will love these as afterschool snacks.

Quick tip for protein powder

Keep your pantry stocked with shake staples and you’ll be ready to whip up a healthy and delicious shake when the cravings come. The base of all these shakes is a good protein powder. Read the labels and know what you’re getting. Not all protein powders are created equal.

If you have an allergy or intolerance to dairy, pea protein is a healthy alternative to whey powder. Because it’s a “slow-digesting” protein, it may be able to keep you full longer and may also help you combat cravings more effectively.

Love a good blended drink? Your taste buds will love these 10 easy smoothie recipes, and our smoothie guide makes creating your own recipes a breeze.

1. Almond Joy®

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Love almonds, coconut, and chocolate? Mix all three together to create a decadent Almond Joy® protein shake.

Ingredients

  • 1/2-cup coconut-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2-cup chocolate almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 handful ice

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with almonds and toasted coconut. Enjoy!

2. Snickers®

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Source: Veggies By Candlelight

Don’t be turned off by the cottage cheese in this shake, you won’t taste it. It thickens the shake along with chia seeds. What you will taste is how good this is. Don’t let your kids know the secret!

3. Butterfinger®

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Source: Kiwis and Kaleidoscopes

Butterscotch pudding mix gives this protein shake the flavor of a crunchy Butterfinger® candy bar.

4. Krackel®

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Source: It Sux to be Fat

Turn the crispy crunch of this chocolate bar into a afternoon snack you can feel good about. The recipe calls for rice cereal, but you can substitute brown rice cereal for an even healthier alternative.

5. Peppermint Pattie

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Source: Maybe I Will

Peppermint extract is the secret to making a candy cane-flavored protein shake. Substitute chocolate almond milk and you have Peppermint Pattie. It’s important to add only a little extract as a little goes a long way.

6. Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Source: Chocolate and Sea Salt

Peanut butter and chocolate is a classic candy bar favorite and makes a delicious protein shake. For peanut allergies, substitute sunflower or almond butter.

Tip: Freeze the banana and omit the ice cubes. Substitute chocolate almond milk for a richer protein shake.


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