Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Protein Shakes

With the return of Winter and colder weather, I find myself longing for a mug of hot chocolate or a nice steaming cup of coffee….the idea of a fruity smoothie or cold beverage is far from my mind.

I recently came across a container of Dr. Mercola’s Miracle Whey Protein Powder while organizing my kitchen cabinets, and I had an idea – what about holiday flavored protein beverages?

With a little research and a few failed attempts, I tweaked a couple of protein shake recipes found online. I hope you find them as delicious as I did!

Holiday Protein Smoothies

Eggnog Protein Shake
(Minus the Egg)
Adapted From: Ellipse Fitness

1/2 cup Greek yogurt – do not add extra, the Greek Yogurt taste will overpower the taste of the smoothie
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tbsp. stevia (or sweetener of choice)
1 scoop Dr. Mercola Miracle Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/8 cup water (add more if it needs thinning out)
8 to 10 ice cubes

Add all ingredients except ice to the blender.
Once ingredients are well mixed, add ice.
Serve and enjoy! This recipe makes enough for one person.

Eggnog Protein Shake


(You knew this next one was coming, didn’t you…)

Candy Cane Peppermint Bark Shake
Adapted From: Young Married Chic

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt – do not add extra, the Greek Yogurt taste will overpower the taste of the smoothie
1 scoop Dr. Mercola Miracle Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla
1/8 tsp of peppermint extract, to taste (may add additional 1/8 tsp if you want more of a peppermint taste, but be careful…it’s strong!)
1 tbsp. honey, stevia, or sweetener of choice
1/2 candy cane, crushed
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
1/4 cup water (add more if it needs thinning out)
8-10  ice cubes

Add all ingredients except ice to the blender.
Once ingredients are well mixed, add ice.
Garnish with candy cane pieces.
Serve and enjoy! This recipe makes enough for one person.

Peppermint Bark Protein Smoothie

Recently, I was given the opportunity to test and review Vanilla Whey Protein Powder by Dr. Mercola.

Dr. Mercola Miracle Whey Protien

I found the taste of Dr. Mercola’s protein powder to be smooth and not overpowering. It added such great flavor to the above beverages, I can’t wait to add it to my smoothies in the Spring!  I would like to thank Dr. Mercola for their generosity. :0)

Check out Dr. Mercola’s Miracle Whey Protein Powder and their other productions here:

Disclaimer: I was given a container of Dr. Mercola’s Miracle Whey Protein Powder at no charge to me. No additional compensation was received on my part. All opinions are my own.

What’s your favorite holiday beverage? Do you have a favorite protein powder?

12 comments:

  1. These sounds yummy! And I love your glasses. They're adorable. :)

    I'm with you, though. Winter makes me crave hot beverages - not smoothies. Even water has been difficult for me.

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  2. What a fun idea! I have never had protein powder before, but my favorite holiday/winter drinks are the different flavors of chai teas ( love the Gingerbread) and the cider house hot ciders (love caramel apple).

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    1. Oooh tea! They all sound delicious, I'm a tea fan as well!

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  3. Those shakes sound delicious. I want the candy cane one, especially since it has chocolate mixed in! I made a shake post 18 mile run last Saturday and it had lots of coffee ice cream. chocolate almond milk and protein powder. I love mocha too!

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    1. Oh my goodness...coffee ice cream...that sounds delicious! I want your recipe! :0)

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  4. I use Supreme Whey Protein Chocolate...If you are looking to pack on some Muscle, I would highly recommend this product...It's available 2 lbs for $14.97...here is the link if someone is interested http://www.tripleclicks.com/11949971/detail.php?item=5718

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