Treat yourself to a thick, creamy, decadent-tasting Cookies and Cream Protein Shake. Reminiscent of your favorite soft-serve ice cream, it’s a healthy way to satisfy your cravings for a sweet and frozen treat this season!
In my experience, including protein in each of my meals and snacks seems to be one of the best ways to power through my days and keep my hunger at bay. But you know what? Hardboiled eggs and cottage cheese don’t always sound appealing. I’d much rather indulge in ice cream! Can you relate?
Protein shakes and smoothies are some of our favorite go-to snacks when we need to stay energized and satisfied. I have fun coming up with new flavor combinations to keep them interesting, so I was excited to be able to try the Cookies and Cream Zero Carb Isopure Protein Powder recently. And let me tell you, I was blown away! This whey protein isolate powder whips up the thickest, creamiest shake that I have EVER made. In fact, it’s so thick that I eat mine with a spoon — just like my favorite soft-serve ice cream (only WAY better for my body)! Of course, my kids are always hanging around ready and waiting to share my “treat” with me.
The Isopure Zero Carb powder packs 50 grams (per 2-scoop serving) of 100% pure whey protein isolate, without even a single carb (hence, the name!). And it still comes with glutamine, vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep our muscles tough, lean and ready to go.
So even though it tastes great and makes my smoothies and shakes a much better texture, I’m also getting 10,900 mg of BCAA’s and 4.6 grams of L-Glutamine in every serving; and it’s lactose and gluten free. Plus, if you’re like me and you like to mix up the recipes and flavor combinations in your kitchen, then you’ll appreciate that the pure whey protein isolate powder comes in a variety of seriously delicious flavors like Creamy Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate (Low Carb), Stawberries and Cream, Cookies and Cream, Banana Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Toasted Coconut (Low Carb), Mango Peach, Alpine Punch, Apple Melon and Pineapple Orange Banana. Dreamy, right?! It’s available in 1 lb., 3 lb., and 7.5 lb. size tubs.
All of the protein and nutrients are good for us, of course, but let’s get real: none of that matters if the food doesn’t taste good, right? That’s why you’re going to love this recipe!
I blended a few chocolate grahams into my healthy shake, giving it that true cookie milkshake taste. The added calories are minimal, but the taste is absolutely delicious!
Give this Cookies and Cream Protein Shake a try…your tastebuds and your bathing suit will thank you!
Cookies and Cream Protein Shake
- 1 scoop Zero Carb Isopure Cookies and Cream protein powder
- 1 ½ cups crushed ice
- ½ cup chocolate almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- Approximately 12 chocolate-flavored teddy bear shaped grahams (or about 1 chocolate graham cracker)
- Optional: whipped topping and chocolate syrup, for serving
- Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Serve immediately.
And if you’re looking for other delicious and healthy shake recipes, try these favorites:
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Isopure.