Category Archives: Protein Drinks and Shakes

Popeye’s Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie, 2 grams protein, 157 calories per cup

“It will work if the change will motivate your tastes buds.” This is a very interesting quote from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, the documentary about the value of juicing.  and explains how the smoothie must intrigue your sense of taste for your lifestyle changes to be permanent.  Since bypass, I’ve been able to explore new foods and be as daring as ever, keeping me motivated but also satisfied! For example, never in my life would I sit down to a bowl of kale. But…

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Skinny Cinnamon Protein Powder Recipe for shake, 29 grams protein

This is a very simple high-protein drink recipe, easy to prepare, and light on your stomach. Ingredients: 1 cup milk (8g) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 shot of Torani Coffee Syrups, Sugar Free French Vanilla  packet Splenda or sweetener 1 scoop protein powder, unflavored (21g) Blend all ingredients in smoothie maker. Serve chilled.

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Jello Cheese Cups, 13 grams protein per 4 ounce serving

Looking for protein powder ideas? Combine with Jello and get rid of chalky drinks forever.  Turns to liquid in the mouth, so it might be okay to try this in the full liquids stage when protein shakes and yogurts are allowed. Ingredients:  1 cup soymilk (10g) 1 pack sugar-free jello, favorite flavor (4g) 1 serving protein powder (21g) ½ cup cottage cheese (10g) 1 serving Dannon Light-n-fit Greek Yogurt, favorite flavor (5.43 oz, 12g) Directions: Combine cheese, yogurt and protein powder and stir well until smooth.…

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Chocolate Chews Prelude Drink, 29 grams protein

Tired of expensive and chalky protein powders? Try whipping up this high-protein drink from readily available protein products in your home. This tastes like a chewy peanut candy bar blended in chocolate milk.  Kids will love this liquid breakfast.  2 ounces steel cut oats (5g) + 2 ounces milk (2g) combined and refrigerated overnight.  2 tablespoons Cashew Butter (4g) 1 cup Soymilk (10g) 1 packet Carnation Instant Breakfast, no sugar chocolate (5g) 1 ounce Greek Yogurt (3g) 2 ounces cold water 1 shot of Torani Coffee Syrups, Sugar Free French Vanilla Mix…

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Chocolate Protein Ice Cream, 15.25 grams protein per serving

Easy recipe to mix together and freeze.  Double and triple this recipe to save on prep time. Ingredients: 3 ounces 0% Greek yogurt(9g) 1 ounce soymilk  (1.25g) 1 packet Carnation Instant Breakfast, no sugar chocolate (5g) Eat as is for a pudding treat, or freeze for a perfect, smooth and creamy ice cream.  See protein bullets below: Chocolate Protein Bullets, 5 grams per one ounce cube Mix and freeze in ice cube trays. Each cube will be once ounce. Use cubes to add extra protein to…

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Protein Shake, 29 grams protein

This recipe really surprised me, since it was such a welcome change from all the fake chocolate attempts found in typical protein powders. Ingredients: 2 ounces (two cubes) Apple Cinnamon Fruit Cup 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 shot of Torani Coffee Syrups, Sugar Free Caramel 1 packet Splenda or sweetener 1 cup milk (8g) 2 ounces water 1 scoop protein powder, unflavored (21g) Blend all ingredients in smoothie maker. Serve chilled.

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Carob Caramel Protein Shake

This is very mild and light protein drink for those who want something different than the heavy coffee or chocolate tastes.  The almond milk adds an extra gram of protein, so calculate that in addition to your powder’s amount. Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk 1/2 cup cold water or 4 ice cubes 1 Tablespoon Chatfield’s Carob Powder 1 shot of Torani Coffee Syrups, Sugar Free Caramel 1 shot of Torani Coffee Syrups, Sugar Free French Vanilla 2 packets Splenda 1 serving protein powder, plain Directions: Combine in blender or smoothie make.  Serve chilled.…

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Pacific Soymilk with 10 grams protein per cup

Not all soymilk brands are the same. This particular brand has the most grams of protein per cup.  Pacific Natural Foods Organic Ultra Soy Non-Dairy Beverage, Original Unsweetened 32-ounce container is my preferred brand of soymilk.  This staple ingredients moves fast, so stock up!  Compare Pacific Soy-Milk Original: Milk has 1 gram of protein per ounce Almond milk has 1 gram protein per cup Other soymilk brands have 7-9 grams protein per cup Make sure you buy the light-blue “ULTRA” Soy version. Pacific Soy-Milk Original is available in…

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Potato Creme Broth, Full Liquid Recipe, 3.14 grams protein per 4 oz serving

After gastric bypass surgery, people are sometimes temporarily lactose intolerant. This recipe adds protein to the broth with soymilk. Ingredients:  1 cup soy milk [10g] 2 cups mashed potato puree  [16g] 3 cups chicken broth [6*3=18g] Directions:  Add all ingredients to blender or food processor and pulse until mixed into a runny smooth broth.  Freezes very well. Yields: 14 servings of 4 ounce creamed broth, at 3.14 grams protein per 40 oz serving.  This counts as your liquid intake as well as your protein intake.  You may…

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