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Blender Bottle Protein Shake Recipes

Updated on October 24, 2013

Why I Use a Blender Bottle

I generally start my day with a delicious protein shake for breakfast. Studies show that a high protein breakfast is amazing for satisfying hunger, aiding in weight loss, and promoting muscle gain.

The thing is... a traditional blender is just too loud for first thing in the morning! Not only do I not want to hear noises that loud right after I wake up, but my family doesn't either. That is where my blender bottle comes in!

It is perfect for whipping up a chocolate peanut butter cup shake or a yummy vanilla bean protein shake without making a lot of noise or leaving gross clumps in my drink. (Don't worry, I'm going to share both of those recipes plus more!)

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What Makes a Blender Bottle Special?

Blender Bottle vs Blender

For me the main draw was that I could make my protein shakes without waking the whole house up. What is really awesome about it as opposed to a regular shaker bottle is the metal ball inside. When you shake it acts like a whisk, mixing the powder and breaking clumps. That is what makes protein shakes so smooth when made with the bottle!

The main drawback is that you can't shop up fruit or ice with it, you'll need a regular blender for that. Luckily I've found tons of really delicious options for protein shakes that you can make with this awesome bottle.

Another great thing is portability. Protein shakes are great after workout or afternoon snacks. I like to take a small snack bag and put a scoop of protein powder in that and put it in the bottle before I leave the house. Then I just need a bottle of water or milk to create a quick and on-the-go protein shake!

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There are a few different types of blender bottle and they come in tons of colors but they all work the same. You can order them quickly and easily on Amazon!


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The basics of all of these work pretty similarly. Start with your liquid, add other ingredients, add protein powder, drop in blender ball and shake. I'll suggest water or milk for these but you can use a variety of liquids based on your nutritional/caloric needs.

  • Water (Best option if you are trying to cut calories.)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (Great for cutting calories while still getting some extra creaminess.)
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut water
  • Milk (Best if you are making a meal replacement shake.)
  • Soy milk

Generally you can use whichever liquid you want. Feel free to experiment to figure out which flavor you like best!

This one is great because it tastes like the candy but in shake forum! The peanut butter also adds extra protein, which is great! Worried about all of the calories in peanut butter? I've got you covered! I use this amazing stuff called PB2. It is a powdered peanut butter with 85% less fat and calories but with all of the same great taste! This stuff also works for peanut butter sandwiches, you just add a bit of water to the powder.

You can find the regular stuff here on Amazon or you can get a combo pack with peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter here. You'll love it!

Serving Size

Serves: 1


  • 8 ounces milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 -2 tablespoons of PB2 to taste (I usually use 1 with milk and 2 with other liquids.)
  • 3 -4 ice cubes


  1. First fill your blender bottle up to the 8 ounce mark. Put in your PB2 and then your protein powder. Toss in the blender ball and securely close the bottle. Shake until everything is well blended and you get rid of clumps. Open the bottle up and toss in the ice cubes. Close the bottle and shake.
  2. Your yummy shake is now ready to drink!
  3. Note: The PB2 will thicken the shake up so if you don't like a thicker shake you may want to add a bit more liquid.
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5 stars from 2 ratings of Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Iced Mocha Morning Protein Shake Version 1 - No Need to Skip That Morning Coffee

I love my coffee in the morning but I also love my protein shakes, so I figured why not combine them? This is the version I normally use but I'll be posting another version below this for people who don't want to make fresh coffee for this.

Note: You can also buy this awesome Click protein powder and make a mocha shake like you would a normal protein shake. They also have vanilla latte.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1


  • 8 ounces fresh brewed coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 -2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1 packet stevia or other sweetener
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder


  1. Start by brewing a fresh up of coffee. I have one of the Keurig single cup coffee machines which makes it easy but however you make the coffee is fine. Once it is brewed, poor it into a large cup, NOT your blender bottle. They don't handle hot drinks well.
  2. Add a handful of ice cubes to the coffee and stir it until it is chilled or all ice cubes are melted. Add a few more if you need to. It doesn't need to be ice cold, but it should be chilled. While they are melting you can add the cream or milk to your blender bottle.
  3. Add the cold coffee to your blender bottle, then the sweetener, and then the protein powder. Toss in the blender ball, secure the lid, and shake. You'll want to add some more ice once everything is mixed well and shake again so your mocha will be ice cold!
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Iced Mocha Morning Protein Shake Version 2 - Quick Morning Mocha

This version is for those who may not want to fresh brew coffee. It also easier to turn into a meal replacement shake because the coffee isn't making up most of the liquid. It is also easier to make the coffee flavor stronger or weaker in this version.

Serving Size

Serves: 1


  • 8 ounces water or milk
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 packet stevia or other sweetener
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 3 -4 ice cubes


  1. Get your blender bottle and add the water, instant coffee, and sweetener. Put in the scoop of protein powder and the blender ball, close the bottle, and shake. Add the ice cubes after everything is blended to make it nice and cold. Add more or less coffee and sweetener to taste.
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"Caramello" Protein Shake - More Breakfast Candy

This yummy shake is a chocolate caramel flavored shake. (In case you couldn't tell, I'm a bit of a chocoholic.) I even found a way to get some caramel flavor without adding actual caramel which is filled with sugar and calories! You'll like this one.

Serving Size

Serves: 1


  • 8 ounces milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 3 -4 ice cubes


  1. This one is a little bit different. For this one you should add the milk and pudding mix first and shake it. Once the pudding is mixed in well, add the protein powder and mix again before finally adding the ice. You CAN add the pudding and protein powder at the same time, but in my experience you are more likely to end up with a lumpy shake that way!
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Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake - Perfect Any Time of Year

I love love love pumpkin pie which makes this protein shake a favorite and one of the only times I don't use chocolate protein powder. (Well, I have a few other recipes that don't use chocolate, but I really like chocolate!) You will need a can of pumpkin for this though. I suggest buying a can and freezing most of it and just pulling it out the night before you'll need it. Sometimes I freeze it in an ice cube tray and pull a few cubes out and put them in the fridge the day before I plan to make one of these smoothies.

Serving Size

Serves: 1


  • 8 ounces milk (or water with 2 tablespoons heavy cream)
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder


  1. Add the milk and allspice first, followed by the pumpkin and protein powder. (You may want to use less pumpkin or more liquid if you don't like a thicker shake.) Toss in the blender ball and shake vigorously! It may be a little difficult to get the pumpkin mixed in well. I usually shake it well and let it sit for about a minute and shake it again before it is mixed well enough for my liking.
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German Chocolate Cake Shake - Cake For Breakfast?!

This shake was a great way to mix things up when I wanted something chocolate but different. I suggest either making it with milk or adding a spoonful or two of heavy cream to the water to make it more creamy.

Serving Size

Serves: 1


  • 8 ounces water or milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream or a splash of coconut extract
  • 3 -4 ice cubes
  • 1 -2 tablespoons heavy cream (If using water)


  1. Add the water or milk up to the 8 ounce line. Add the heavy cream if using water followed by the coconut cream, also called cream of coconut. Put in one scoop of chocolate protein powder. Close and shake. Open it up and pop in the ice cubes and shake again to make it nice and chilled.
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Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake - Pastry Without the Calories!

I love warm, icing covered cinnamon rolls but it's not exactly something I can expect to eat daily without packing on the pounds. This shake is a favorite on those days I'm really craving sweet and cinnamon. Give it a try!

Prep time: 2 min
Ready in: 2 min
Yields: 1


  • 1 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1 -2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla pudding mix (sugar free is fine)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 packet or squirt of stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
  • Ice (optional)


  1. Put all of the ingredients in your Blender Bottle besides the ice and give it a good shake. Add the ice, stir, and enjoy!

Cocoa Protein Shake

A reader (ReDoableMe) left this recipe in the comments and I decided to give it a shot and I actually like it better than just using chocolate protein powder! It's so yummy. It's my new breakfast most mornings.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Serves: 1


  • One cup milk.
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.
  • 1 packet no sugar added Swiss Miss hot cocoa.
  • Dash of nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • A few ice cubes.


  1. Put the milk in the blender bottle and then all of the powders. Shake it all up, add the ice cubes, and shake it again. It's so tasty!
  2. Get the no sugar added hot cocoa on Amazon.
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Protein Powder Options

There Are So Many to Choose From!

Generally I stick to whey protein. It is a great tasting protein that works well with the system and even most lactose intolerant people can use it. If you can't use whey you can try something like pea protein. I personally have never found a soy protein I like.

Price does matter. Most cheap protein powders don't taste that great. It may take some trial and error before you find one you really like. My first protein powder was the Jillian brand and I really didn't like it and it almost turned me off of protein powder. I've since been able to find plenty that I love though! Here are some suggestions.

I'll be posting up some lenses in the near future reviewing different types of protein powder and their taste so be sure to check back!

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I'd love to hear from you! Which was your favorite? Do you have any awesome protein shake recipes to share? What is your favorite powder?

Which Recipe Was Your Favorite?

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      cadishack 3 years ago

      I have tried many protein powders before, I find that Optimum Nutrition's vanilla is my favorite for the muscle building aspects and the flavor, of course. I normally do a shake (1.5 scoops of protein, 12-16oz of milk) after I lift, it keeps me full for the next couple hours when I don't get to eat because I'm in class. Great recipes though, I'll certainly be trying them soon!

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      1viasecure 4 years ago

      I'm sure my neighbors hate me every morning I make a shake in the blender, this is a good consideration

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      chi kung 4 years ago

      I don't like the artificial protein shakes but I could try it with natural "shakes"

      - I think this lens is wonderful, it just flows and takes me from modul to modul - well done!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like your protein shake ingredients especially the one with pumpkin pie in it.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      German chocolate sounds awesome! My sons use blender bottles for their daily protein shakes - they work great!

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      LaptopLeader 4 years ago

      I love Blender Bottles and I use them to make a ton of stuff! Thanks for all the great recipes!

      The german chocolate one looks pretty cool.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cocoa sounds delicious to me. Thanks for the recipes!

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      linsm76 4 years ago

      My dad would have maybe liked any one of the chocolate ones. But hard to say, chemo messed with his taste buds.

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      AmandaTWaH 4 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: It's so helpful! The blender is loud and hard to clean. It's just not always worth using.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This blender bottle makes lots of sense. I use my blender and it is a hassle.

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      ruthclark3 lm 5 years ago

      Good job, Amanda. Very thorough. Two thingsâ (I can't stand unsweetened Almond Milk. I do use the 90 calorie, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla.

      I use Lean Shake Vanilla from GNC (they have a store closeby.) 2) I use my blender because I add fruit, ice, walnuts, banana, and strawberries sometimes. It makes a lot. I use my shaker as a glass to drink from and I can put the lid with a straw and carry it around with me. If I am in a great hurry, I still use the shaker for the Leanshake and milk. A little coffee adds to it.

      By using the Vanilla flavors I can add whatever I want, including slices of fresh apple, blueberries, and a squirt of chocolate. Glad you brought this up. I have not been doing this for a couple of months and got my supplies yesterday to get back on the shakes. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      As a former pro bodybuilder and still today my protein shake is close to my side Great recipes and I've used all the protein powers you suggest. The shaker and the protein choices are excellent!

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      neverasbad 5 years ago

      For those who drinks a lot of protein shakes...this is a must have. It makes making the shakes so easy, and you don't end up with lumpy drink.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Who knew you could create such yummy protein drinks?!! I couldn't pick just one favorite. They all sound wonderful.

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      I have never seem potein bottles before, they look interesting.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Delicious-looking protein shake recipes! Will have to try one out tomorrow...I think the chocolate peanut butter cup one will be first! :)

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      Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      This is such an interesting idea! I am always on the lookout for yummy recipes that my daughter would enjoy. She's a very picky eater. As soon as you said peanut butter cups you had my interest. She loves those! Hmm.... Thanks!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Love these recipes, blessed by Squid Angel flinnie.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I all ways love peanut butter, it's the best.

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      @Deadicated LM: I love mine. It makes things so much easier!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      I'll have to try some of your recipes, I really like the Blender Bottles.

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      techmom 5 years ago

      I like chocolate myself, but the pumpkin pie shake sounds good!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      These look yummy - love the pics! Great for after a workout too.

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      MissRubyStars 5 years ago

      All of the recipes sound delicious! During busy holiday seasons, I can work anywhere from 8 to 22 hour days! This would be an easy way to make a protein shake without lugging a blender around!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A protein shake is a great way to start the day (after exercising, of course) and there are so many different recipes for good, healthy ones. You have included some great ones here. The blender bottle seems like a good idea too.

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      Kylyssa Shay 5 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      All of these blender bottle protein shake recipes sound delicious. I love the idea of a blender bottle because noises early in the morning make me literally ill to the point I wear ear plugs until noon most days.

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      nicolane 5 years ago

      A great idea is to put your shake in a blender with a lot of ice cubes - blend well and you will get something that resembles a McDonalds milkshake.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      My fav has got to be the choc and peanut butter one!

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      Moon-Light 5 years ago

      After reading your this wonderful lens, I am craving for some of your yummy shake recipes!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this it is very inspirational.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I use the Pure Protein, but the vanilla one. My fave recipe: 8oz milk (or whatever liquid you want), 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 packet of sugar free swiss miss, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg, ice-cubes or chill to taste. Sooo delish!!

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      @Gail47: I used to love that stuff but now I stick to something with little to no carbs/sugar so I can get my carbs from something like whole wheat bread or multi grain pancakes.

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      Gail47 5 years ago

      I don't have a favorite powder anymore - used to when I was younger. Mostly just use it for Carnation Instant Breakfast LOL!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Oh, that German Chocolate Cake Shake looks best to me! I have everything in the house to make it, too! YUMMY!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I need to share these recipes with my son. He loves protein shakes. Some of these sound good to even me :)

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      DesignSpace 5 years ago

      This is really useful, I used to just use the normal milk+protein powder shakes and they pretty much universally taste horrible, or ok but too sickly. You really need to fiddle with them to get something that tastes good. Great lens!

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      juliaann1 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious!

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      I think the chocolate peanut butter sounds delicious:-)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Mine is the chocolate and peanut butter shake. Yum!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm also a big fan of the morning protein shake, but pumpkin pie would have never occurred to me! Or throwing my morning coffee in there. Gotta make me some of that of that. Thanks for the lense!

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      @ctguitarguy lm: Luckily it is really easy to get 30 grams of protein with breakfast if you build your breakfast around protein.

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      ctguitarguy lm 5 years ago

      This is great, I have been trying to get more protein into my diet, and one of the most effective ways was drinking shakes and smoothies in the morning. I wrote a lens about it here, check it out!

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      rozalex lm 5 years ago

      You have some great products here! I recommend this lens for everyone

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cannot wait to try the pumpkin pie one!! So excited!! Hurry up morning!!!!! :)

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      There were a few great recipes here! I'm not big on "coffee" flavors but the caramello and the pumpkin pie ones look interesting.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      The Iced Mocha one sounds like something i would love, but they all look delicious! Fab lens.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      "Caramello" Protein Shake probably looks more appealing and delicious.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      They all look good but I think I will go for the pumpkin pie protein shake. I like pumpkin.

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      MermaidDoc 5 years ago

      I am going to try your chocolate and peanut butter shake recipe - that sounds yummy. I usually start my day with a blueberry smoothie but that requires the obnoxious loud blender to break up the frozen fruit.

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      I like chocolate powder in coconut milk

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      They all sound delish! But I'd really like to try the pumpkin.

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      @ismeedee: Ya, I usually avoid it, but like everything it is all about moderation.

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I've been thinking about trying it, it looks interesting!

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      Anime-e 5 years ago

      These protein bottles work extremely well, and they are very useful. At first I was confused when I used it, but to see it in action! it made a lot more sense!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great post!!!! You should check out Shakeology and rate that!!! I'd be curious to see what you thought!!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Oh nice one Amanda!

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Great ideas. I'm sure your recipes could be tweaked to make them even healthier, too. For example, you shouldn't use 'sugar free' processed stuff- it has artificial sugar which is both bad for you and actually contributes to weight gain, rather than loss!! But love the concept overall!!!

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      AmandaTWaH 5 years ago

      @Stazjia: They are really tasty and you can also make them low-calorie if that is something you are worried about. Some days I like to make a simple vanilla one with water and vanilla protein powder and use that instead of milk with cereal as well. Yum!

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      Carol Fisher 5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      A protein drink sounds like a good alternative to my home made muesli with fresh fruit. Your recipes sound so good I will probably try them out.

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      EML 5 years ago

      Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake