Banana Cream Oreo Protein Shake

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Instead of buying over-priced, sugar-laden smoothies and milkshakes this summer, try a homemade Banana Cream Oreo Protein Shake. It’s not only easier on the pocketbook and delicious, but it’s healthier too! 

Banana Cream & Oreo Protein Shake at TidyMom

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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 without 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!

How to make a Banana Cream Oreo Protein Shake at TidyMom

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 proein!!

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 pocketbook, 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.

Banana Cream Oreo Protein Shake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup No fat Greek yogurt, vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar-Free/ Fat-Free Banana Cream Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1-ounce protein powder (100 calories)
  • 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

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients except Oreos in blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Garnish top of shake with crushed Oreo's
  3. Enjoy
  • Calories per serving: 330
  • Fat per serving: 2.5 grams
  • 39 grams of protein

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