Many will know from these pages that I don’t go a bundle on too many protein shakes and perhaps it is for this reason that I only have one occasionally. Just recently however I have become a bit of a convert to a new-to-me brand from proteinmilkshake.com Their protein whey powders are low carb, low sugar, low calorie, low fat, gluten-free and naturally sweetened with organic stevia and so I have been enjoying one a day every now and then in the morning when pressed for time, or in the afternoon when I need an indulgent ‘fix’ that seems like a baked treat.
Not available in the UK as yet, they will hopefully be arriving soon but on sale in the US through their website. Not cheap – but is anything that tastes great and has a good nutritional profile? I do limit myself to no more than one a day and to be honest more like a couple of times a week since I do prefer to get my food from a meal rather than a shake.
This recipe is a great one to try for morning glory or afternoon delight and if you can’t get hold of this protein whey powder then use a good quality or your own favourite vanilla protein powder instead – we have found it works well with many of the brands we have here at bariatriccookery.com
APPLE STRUDEL SHAKE
1 scoop (about 30 g/1 oz) vanilla whey protein powder (we used Vanilla Protein Powder from proteinmilkshake.com)
250 ml/1 cup chilled low-fat nut milk (we used unsweetened almond milk)
3 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce or purée
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp chopped raisins (optional)
squirt of low-fat cream and drizzle of sugar-free syrup to decorate (optional)
- Place the protein powder, milk, apple sauce or purée, cinnamon and raisins, if used, in a blender or shaker and process to mix.
- Pour into a serving glass and top with a squirt of low-fat cream and drizzle with a little sugar-free syrup to serve if liked.
WLS PORTION: ½ -1 (depending upon stage post-op eating)
CALORIES PER PORTION (without optional topping and raisins): 171
Image courtesy of proteinmilkshakebar.com