Gingerbread Protein Shake

by Kristine on November 13, 2012

in Gluten Free, Recipes, Smoothies & Protein Shakes, Vegetarian

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The holidays to me, are an opportunity to make everything taste like my favorite Christmas treats. I love me healthy gingersnaps, but naturally I can’t eat cookies all day long. I also have a more figure-friendly recipe for gingerbread protein balls which are also amazing. But to even out the collection, I wanted to come up another recipe to give me a gingerbread fix, in a low calorie snack.

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This recipe is no exception. Its like a gingerbread cookie in a cup. Not only is this a great snack, its a  great option for a post workout shake. At 23 grams of protein per serving, it does a fabulous job at fueling your muscles after a workout.

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For optional garnish,  I drizzled on a touch more molasses and sprinkled on a bit of gluten free graham cracker crumbs. I hope you give it a try this season!

 

Gingerbread Protein Shake
 
Tastes like a gingerbread cookie in a cup! Great shake for after a workout.
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ½ scoop (15 grams or 2 Tbsp) chocolate whey protein (I used Whey Gourmet)
  • ½ scoop (15 grams or 2 Tbsp) vanilla whey protein (I used Whey Gourmet)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • ½ Tbsp molasses
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1-2 cups ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until the ice is blended.
Nutrition
Serving size: entire recipe Calories: 175 Fat: 3.8 g Carbs: 13 g Sugar: 6.6 g Sodium: 254 mg Fiber: 1.7 g Protein: 23 g

Recipe inspired from Oxygen Magazine

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

    Oh gosh. I wish I had vanilla and chocolate protein powder on me right now. This sounds AMAZING!!!!! 😀

  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    Oh wow I am loving the idea of gingerbread and protein shakes combined! When it’s cold outside it’s so hard to still crave a shake so this is a great way of bringing it into the winter season!

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