Snickers Protein Smoothie

February 27, 2014
Snickers Protein Smoothie - A protein filled smoothie that tastes like Snickers. With the creamy consistency of ice cream, its no wonder the recipe is taped to our kitchen wall

“You're never going to guess what!?”

Snickers Protein Smoothie - A protein filled smoothie that tastes like Snickers. With the creamy consistency of ice cream, its no wonder the recipe is taped to our kitchen wall

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One of the women I've had the privilege of coaching during our latest 9-week challenge at Goals in Motion ran, come to think of it, maybe it was a skip, and sat beside me today as I put on my shoes and gloves for a kickboxing class

“There's a muscle in there!” poking at her tummy, “Here, can you feel it?” grabbing my finger to use as a poker as well.  “Well, there's still some fat too, but who cares, I can feel a muscle.  How cool is that?!”

For a brief moment in time, the world stopped, her enthusiasm nothing short of contagious

“My clothes are loose.  I've got more energy.  My upper body is stronger.  Oh, and my husband told me this weekend that I really look great!”

Snickers Protein Smoothie - A protein filled smoothie that tastes like Snickers. With the creamy consistency of ice cream, its no wonder the recipe is taped to our kitchen wall

Life lesson #4671 – Watch out for a woman with newfound confidence, she'll prove a formidable foe on the other side of a bag,  ahem!

There's something that happens around Challenge week 7.  If one has been living a clean lifestyle (eating well and working out 85-90% of the time), this is when big changes start to become visible

I'm not talking about the scale necessarily.  Instead, people are noticeably leaner, have more energy, and start to say, “Wait, maybe this really DOES work, maybe it really IS worth it.”

Hah .. I can still see her big smile.  She absolutely made my day.

Snickers Protein Smoothie - A protein filled smoothie that tastes like Snickers. With the creamy consistency of ice cream, its no wonder the recipe is taped to our kitchen wall

So, in celebration of tummy muscles and newfound confidence, a protein-filled chocolate smoothie seems in order.  Snickers .. it's recipe scribbled on a torn piece of notebook paper, taped to our kitchen wall, right above the blender.

After discovering the creaminess that comes from blending cottage cheese, I've been experimenting.  My first attempt wasn't a bust by any means, but the flavors my mind sought weren't as prominent as I wished for them to be; especially the caramel

One idea to bring out the flavor?  Use a combination of caramel and chocolate protein powders.  Another, sugar-free coffee syrups, either blended into the smoothie, drizzled on top, or a little bit of both

Enjoy!

xoxo

ps:  I'd be remiss to part without speaking of vodka.  Often, I'll make a couple of servings of a smoothie at a time, freezing some for another day.  The problem is the second serving emerges hard as a rock.  A trick that works for me, since alcohol doesn't freeze, and vodka doesn't impart an intrusive taste; for every 2 cups or so of finished smoothie, I'll blend in a Tbsp or so.

~ Tips for making homemade ice cream softer come from David Lebovitz's The Perfect Scoop, and also online

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~ Adapted loosely from 300 15 Minute Low-Carb Recipes  by Dana Carpenter

Snickers Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 2 - 4 packets Stevia, or ¼ - 1 tbsp sweetener of choice
  • ½ - 1 cup water, more or less, depending on the desired consistency
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp PB2 (or 1 Tbsp peanut butter)
  • ½ tsp caramel extract, or to taste
  • 5 - 10 ice cubes, depending on how thick you like it, use less for a thinner consistency

Instructions

  • Toss everything but the ice into your blender and start it.
  • Add the ice a cube at a time and thicken to taste
Serves: 1
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 355
Total Fat 6.6g
Saturated Fat 2.7g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 2.5g
Sugars 22g
Protein 46.6g
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10 Comments

  • Reply Lou February 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    4 stars
    OMG, I can’t wait to make this!!

  • Reply sexyveggie April 15, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Thank-you so very much .. I truly appreciate you taking a minute to read & leave a comment

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  • Reply Emily February 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    This is my new favorite food!

  • Reply sexyveggie June 14, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Hi Patricia,

    Certainly you don’t have to .. though I’d encourage you to give it a try. Once it’s blended into the smoothie there isn’t a hint of cottage cheese in the taste and it really lends a creamy texture.

    If it still doesn’t sound very good to you .. I’d go with greek yogurt. The smoothie will still be great

    Have a wonderful rest of your weekend .. Ali

    • Reply Patricia Lyke June 14, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Thanks for your quick response! I will give it a try, I just wanted to know if it was necessary in case I do not like it with the cottage cheese.

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  • Reply Laurel February 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    This was crazy delish! It is my new fave dessert! LOVED IT and want more

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