Indulge in a sweet, thick, and creamy smoothie that only tastes decadent! With all of the flavors of your favorite seasonal treat, this Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Shake is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack to keep you fit and trim through the holidays!
At this point it’s probably pretty obvious that I love to find healthier ways to enjoy the flavors that I love — especially with a seasonal twist! Part-milkshake and part-cookie, this high protein smoothie is the best of all worlds! Do you want to know my secrets to making a healthy breakfast that’s so thick and creamy it’s best eaten with a spoon?!
As you know from some of my previous posts, I’m working with Kohl’s this season to help spread the word about the #MakeYourMove campaign. As I mentioned in my first post, the goal of the Make Your Move program is to show Americans that living well and feeling good can be easy and fun. Getting healthy doesn’t have to be about deprivation or punishment. Instead, let’s lead a balanced and healthier life by doing the things that energize, enliven, and motivate us! We can celebrate delicious foods, find physical activities that bring us joy, and learn to focus more on the important people and moments in our lives.
This Christmas Cookie-inspired protein shake is the perfect example of a nutritious way to enjoy the flavors of the holidays without derailing your fitness goals. Thanks to help from my Nutribullet and a few wholesome ingredients, the rich, smooth shake is ready in a matter of minutes!
Just place everything in the cup, blend, and GO!
If you’re doubling the recipe to make more than one smoothie at a time, I would recommend using a larger piece of equipment like the Ninja BL660 Professional Blender. A powerful blender like the Nutribullet or my Ninja blender are KEY to creating a perfectly blended, thick, and smooth beverage in just seconds.
In addition to the powerhouse blenders that I use, my other two secrets for a cookie-like shake are raw oats and butter flavoring! That’s right — raw oats are pureed right into the drink, giving it a thicker, chewier, and more dough-like consistency. Plus, the addition of whole grains gives the smoothie more staying power to keep your energy levels high and your cravings at bay!
The Butter Flavor, which can be found near the vanilla extract on the baking aisle of your grocery store, gives the smoothie that rich, buttery taste that you would expect in a traditional cookie. Trust me, friends — this is SUCH a tasty way to start (or end) your day — guilt free!
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- ¼ cup uncooked raw oats
- ¼ teaspoon imitation butter flavor (found next to the vanilla extract on the baking aisle)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 cups ice
- Pinch of salt
- Optional: garnish with whipped topping and sprinkles
- Place ingredients in blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with optional toppings and serve!
Now it’s Your Turn! How are YOU going to stay fit through the holidays? What’s your favorite way to #MakeYourMove? What are some of your best healthy recipes? Share your ideas and your progress on social media with the hashtag #MakeYourMove, and continue to follow along as I bring you even more inspiration!
Looking for even more delicious ways to stay healthy this season? Try these:
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl’s.