Candy Cane Protein Shake

Last Updated on October 22, 2019

Keep up your energy and stay focused on a healthy lifestyle during the holidays with this Candy Cane Protein Shake. The delicious flavor of peppermint mixes with vanilla protein powder and Greek yogurt to create a creamy pick-me-up. Great for replacing meals or even as an energy boost during those exceptionally busy days, enjoy this candy cane flavored shake as childhood memories of Christmas trees and presents put a smile on your face.

Candy Cane Protein Shake

 

Protein powder is an easy pathway to get in larger amounts of protein, especially for those of us who have had weight loss surgery. However, it can often be gritty which makes it pretty hard to get down. Don’t get me wrong, the flavor isn’t usually the issue for most of us, it’s just not pleasant to drink sometimes. Since you normally have to drink quite a bit in the pre-op stage and into stage one post-op, the bold texture can make it worse. 

Candy Cane Protein Shake

I hate having to convince myself to drink protein powder from a brand that isn’t the best. I despise the texture and taste. However, there’s a silver lining! I no longer have to suffer through the texture or the taste with this Candy Cane Protein Shake. Believe it or not, some companies actually make amazing protein drinks that are easy to tolerate and have enough nutrients to help both pre-op and post-op. It mixes into the beverage so well that you’ll never know a protein drink is one of the main ingredients. Plus, it contains peppermint which is one of the best flavors around the holidays (I like to use peppermint a lot around this time, for example, this white hot chocolate). In other words, enjoy the flavors of the holidays and skip out on gagging down another nasty protein powder. 😉

Common Questions About Candy Cane Protein Shake

 

Are Protein Shakes Good For You?

If made with the right ingredients, protein shakes are a delicious way to get in a good amount of nutrients. For example, choosing skim milk over whole milk, using extracts for flavoring instead of the actual food, and using protein powder instead of ice cream. These are all much healthier options than what a traditional shake might contain. In other words, yes, protein shakes are good for you if utilized properly with the right ingredients. 

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What Does a Protein Shake Do To Your Body?

Protein shakes help to get in a larger dose of protein without eating a full meal. Protein usually comes from meat sources, but it would take a lot of meat to match the amount of protein in most protein shakes. This is why these shakes from premier are so handy. Depending on the ingredients used in your protein shake, the body usually absorbs the extra protein and spreads it throughout the body. If you have been active, your protein has most likely gone through the process of breaking down. The shake will restore these proteins and help repair your muscles. Your body will also gain vital energy.

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When Should You Drink Protein Shakes?

The best time to consume a protein shake is before or after a workout. In my case though I drink them for pre-op for weight loss surgery. Post-Op after surgery. Then I also drink them for a meal replacement before going to the gym some days, if I can’t sit to eat an adequate protein full breakfast OR if I have been sick.

They’re also great as a snack in between meals for those who have NOT had weight loss surgery.

Candy Cane Protein Shake

There’s nothing worse than having to gag down an entire serving of protein powder. Getting the right protein powder for you is the first step. However, that doesn’t mean it will be as delicious as this Candy Cane Protein Shake.

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Serves – 2

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Ingredients

 

Designer Whey Protein Meal Powder, Vanilla Bean, 1.72 Pound, Non GMODesigner Whey Protein Meal Powder, Vanilla Bean, 1.72 Pound, Non-GMODesigner Whey Protein Meal Powder, Vanilla Bean, 1.72 Pound, Non GMOGo Lightly Starlight Mints Sugar Free Hard Candy, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 12)Go Lightly Starlight Mints Sugar-Free Hard Candy, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 12)Go Lightly Starlight Mints Sugar Free Hard Candy, 2.75 Ounce (Pack of 12)

 

 

Instructions

Combine ice, yogurt, protein powder, sweetener, peppermint & vanilla extract. Add milk and blend until well combined.

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Crush candy canes and dip the rim of serving glass in water. Roll rim in canes to coat. Pour shake into glasses and serve with a tablespoon of whipped cream on top!

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Notes

  • Peppermint extract can be very strong. Add a little bit first and add more if needed. 

 

Tips for Making a Candy Cane Protein Shake

 

  • The whipped cream and candy canes are both optional and definitely don’t have to be added for this shake to be delicious. If adding the candy canes, make them sugar-free to keep the shake as healthy as possible. 
  • Be limited to the peppermint extract. Some people really enjoy the flavor of peppermint while others only tolerate it. Depending on your preferences, add in only a bit at a time until the desired flavor is reached. 
  • To add a cute flair to your shake, you can add the peppermint pieces to the shake itself or add a candy cane on the outside of the glass as a hanger

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Candy Cane Protein Shake

Candy Cane Protein Shake

Yield: 2 servings

Keep up your energy and stay focused on health during the holidays with this Candy Cane Protein Shake. The delicious flavor of peppermint mixes with vanilla protein powder and Greek yogurt to make a creamy pick-me-up. Great for replacing meals or even as an energy boost during those exceptionally busy days.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 2 teaspoon of Low Carb Sweetener (I used Pyure)
  • ¼ teaspoon of Peppermint Extract
  • ½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • 2 tablespoon of Whipped Topping
  • 2 tablespoon of crushed Sugar-free Candy Canes (for garnish, optional)
  • 2 Sugar-free Candy Canes (for garnish, optional)

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine the ice, yogurt, protein powder, sweetener, peppermint and vanilla extract. Add the milk and blend it on high until well combined.
  2. Optional Step: Crush 2 candy canes into tiny bits. Dip the rim of the serving glass in water or milk and roll it in crushed candy canes to coat.
  3. Pour the protein shake in the serving glasses and top with a tablespoon of whipped topping.
  4. Garnish with a pinch or two of the remaining crushed candy canes. 
  5. Add an unwrapped candy cane for a festive flair! (Optional)

Notes

Peppermint extract can be very strong. Add a little bit first and add more if needed. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 23g
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