This delicious and healthy vanilla protein shake recipe is my favorite go-to whenever I want to get all of my good-for-you foods blended up into one glass.
With almond milk, almond butter, vanilla protein powder, peaches and cinnamon, it’s so frothy good!
Vanilla Protein Shake Recipe
I love nutty and I love fruity.
Add those to a protein shake and I’m all over it.
My friend John Robinson, one of the rockstars from our CrossFit gym, The X-Project, shared this recipe with me the other day.
The man has lost over 100 pounds and gotten himself in the best shape of his life.
He’s also a Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.
Can’t get any better credentials than that!
So, it was a no-brainer for me to make one of his tried and true recipes.
So Yummy and Satisfying
This shake has so much protein in it that after I drank mine, the thought of eating again anytime soon never entered my mind.
I just didn’t want to eat.
And if you know me, you know that I will find reasons to need to eat.
Very Simple to Make
I love how simple it was to make.
The recipe calls for almond butter and almond milk.
Two things that really seem to be trending lately.
I already had almond butter leftover after making my delicious Chicken Cabbage Salad with Almond Dressing recipe.
And I already had protein powder and frozen fruit.
All I needed to get from the grocery store was the almond milk.
Based on my calculations, this protein shake (using 2 scoops of protein powder) totals 50 grams of protein!
I didn’t want to let the fruit and nut props go to waste, so I ate those too.
No wonder I was full!
Vanilla Protein Shake with Peaches & Almond Milk Recipe
Vanilla Protein Shake Recipe with Peaches & Almond Milk
- - 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk, or any flavor you prefer
- - 1 cup water, I omitted the water so the shake would be thicker
- - 1 or 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, I used 2 scoops
- - 1 tablespoon almond butter, or any preferred nut butter
- - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or as much as you prefer
- - 1 cup frozen peaches, or any other fruit
- Blend all ingredients together until desired consistency.
My shake was DELICIOUS and so satisfying!
Instead of vanilla flavored protein powder, I used Matrix Peanut Butter Cookie Protein Powder.
Also I used frozen mixed fruit since that what was already in my freezer.
The water wasn’t needed because I like my shakes thick.
In addition, I omitted the cinnamon because I wasn’t sure if I’d like it with the nutty flavor of the shake.
Experiment with Your Ingredients
This is the type of shake you can really experiment with ingredients.
- You could make an apple pie or pumpkin pie tasting shake using apple pie or pumpkin pie spices.
- Experiment with different fruits and nut butters too.
I’m so excited to have this protein shake recipe in my arsenal of healthy recipe options.
Also, I love using my NutriBullet High Speed Blender (Amazon)!
I’ve used it over and over and over to make smoothies.
Plus it takes up way less space than a full size blender.
What ‘ta-die-for’ protein shake recipes do you have?
Let us know in the comments.
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