With all the packing we’ve been doing for our move, I’ve been super busy and not a lot of time to stop and eat right.
The other day I ran into GNC to pick up some protein powder so I could make some shakes to enjoy for breakfast or lunch while I’m busy.
The nice girl in the store and I started chatting about how you could make the protein shakes low cal and low fat but taste like a delicious treat. All while packing a high protein punch to help keep me going and satisfied.
She suggested I use a low cal protein powder, that has only 100 calories per scoop, so I picked up this GNC Total Lean™ Lean Shake™ 25 that offers high quality protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and fat. It comes in these 2 ounce packets for about $2 each. I can get 2 shakes out of a packet and was able to try them out with out paying $32 for a larger container.
The protein powder comes in several flavors, but she said if I got the french vanilla I could add a few tablespoons of sugar free pudding mix to my shake for other flavors. Suddenly the combination possibilities started popping in of my head faster than I could run over to the grocery store and buy the ingredients!
So, for my first shake I used sugar free Banana Cream Pudding Mix, with about 1/3 of a banana, some fat free greek yogurt and a little Stevia to sweeten, tossed in about a cup of ice and a little water and turned on my Vitamix for about 1 minute. Poured it in a glass and crushed up about 1/2 package of 100 calorie Oreos on top to mix in.
What a TREAT!!! I can’t wait to try some other varieties with the pudding mix.
I ran the ingredients thru a calorie calculator and came to just 350 calories, 2.5 grams fat and a whopping 39 grams of fiber!!
Instead of buying over-priced, sugar-laden smoothies and milkshakes this summer, try making a Banana Cream Oreo Protein Shake. It’s not only easier on the pocket book, but it’s healthier too!
If any one has some flavor ideas, or other protein powders I should try, please let me know in the comments.
- 1/2 cup No fat Greek yogurt, vanilla
- 2 tablespoons Sugar Free/ Fat Free Banana Cream Instant Pudding Mix
- 1 ounce protein powder (100 calorie)
- 1/3 banana, sliced
- 3-4 packets Stevia
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 package Nabisco 100 Calorie Oreos, crushed
- Place all the ingredients except Oreos in blender and mix until smooth.
- Garnish top of shake with crushed Oreo's
39 grams protein
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