Christy’s Top 5: Ways to Liven Up Your Protein Shake

Tired of your usual protein and water mixture? Shake things up with these five delicious – and nutritious – protein recipes.

Note: For your protein powder, you may use: 100% whey, vegan, rice, egg-white or soy. Please make sure your protein powder is void of artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives, and it is low in fat and sugar and high in protein.

1. Pumpkin Cheesecake Protein Shake:

Blend 6 oz canned pumpkin, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or water), 1 scoop protein powder,  1 Tbsp sugar-free, fat-free jello cheesecake pudding, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and ice. Enjoy this healthy holiday treat.

2. Protein Egg ‘n Oats Pancake:
Blend 1 scoop protein powder, 4 egg whites and  1/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal in a bowl, pour into a pan and heat on medium/medium high until both sides are lightly browned. You may add 1 Tbsp natural sunbutter or raw almond butter and/or 1/2 tsp cinnamon and/or 1 packet Stevia or Truvia, as desired.
3. Protein Fruit ‘n Oats Pancake:
Blend 1 scoop protein powder with 1/4 cup steel-cut oatmeal and 1/2 banana or 1/2 cup berries, pour into a pan and heat on medium until softly cooked. You may add 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup and/or 1 Tbsp raw honey and/or 1/2 tsp cinnamon and/or 1 packet Stevia or Truvia, as desired.
4. Chocolate Protein Pudding:
Mix 1 cup plain greek yogurt with 1 scoop chocolate protein powder in a bowl. Stir until a creamy consistency.
5. Berry Craze Protein Smoothie:
In a blender, add the following: 1 scoop protein powder, 8 oz almond, soy or coconut milk, 1 cup frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries), 1 Tbsp raw honey, and ice. Blend until a rich consistency.
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  1. Christy,
    Liven up, indeed! Since I blog for SunButter, I appreciate that creations. And since my breakfasts are really becoming boring, I can’t wait to try a few of these — especially the pumpkin cheesecake smoothie. We also have 3 kids who are starting to rebel on breakfast, so I’m hoping these can help me get them back on track. Thanks for the excellent ideas!


    1. Christy,
      I tried the first one this morning, with a few adaptations:
      Added 1 Tbsp or so of Organic SunButter
      Water (instead of milk) and about 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I then reduced the pudding mix by about that same amount)
      RAVE reviews from even picky teenagers!
      Say. Mind if we add the pancake recipe and adapted pumpkin cheesecake smoothie recipe to our online recipe box? It’s here: Full credit to you and a link to your blog, of course.


  2. I’m happy the whole family liked the recipes. That combination is healthy and tastes great too. And yes, you are more than welcome to adapt my recipes to your sunbutter blog. Thank you in advance for the credit and link. I will add your link as well for some yummy sunbutter recipes to share with my readers too 🙂


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