Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Caramel Apple Pie Protein Shake

The boys love smoothies and shakes and  sometimes it's a nice option to go with our meal or for a little snack.  So I found this one recently and we really enjoyed it.  Will thought the cinnamon was a little too "spicey" and Isaac didn't love it but the rest of us did.  I didn't have xanthum gum or stevia (I just used sugar).  I thought it was great!  The recipe came from here


1/2 cupFat free cottage cheese 1
1Scoop vanilla protein powder 2
1/2 cupApple chopped fine, or 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 tspCaramel extract (or 2 tbs sugar free butterscotch pudding mix)
1/2 tspApple or pumpkin pie spice
5-10Ice cubes (Depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency)
1/2-1 cupWater (Alter this according to desired consistency)
2-3 pktsStevia (or 1/4 tsp sweetener of choice)
Optional:1/2 tsp xanthan gum 3, 1/2 tsp butter extract
1 Cottage cheese may sound strange, but TRUST me… this is what makes the ‘MILKSHAKE’ consistency! Also, if you are sensitive to dairy, you can use tofu to get the same consistency!
2 I use Designer Whey Protein powder. It has 100 calories per scoop. I buy the vanilla flavor because it’s a good base to add whatever flavors you want to make. It is also all natural. You can buy it from Kroger, GNC, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, or Netrition.com.
3 You can get xanthan gum from most grocery stores in the gluten free section! Just a pinch of it makes your shake so thick and creamy!

Here's the Dish

What could be better than enjoying your apple pie in a rich creamy shake packed with protein!?! This shake makes an excellent breakfast or snack, and is so delicious that you will have a hard time believing that it is actually good for you! 


Put everything into a blender and blend until creamy consistency is reached! Top with light whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired, and Enjoy!

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