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10 Great Recipes Using Protein Shakes

Protein shakes can be a great source of vitamins and nutrients, especially if you’re on the go. Unlike most snacks, they can subdue your appetite without filling you with empty calories or artificial sweeteners. However, if you drink protein shakes regularly – whether as part of your day-to-day diet or just after a workout – you may have found yourself with a problem.

Drinking the same selection of protein or meal replacement shakes can get a little stale, especially if they are part of your daily routine. Luckily, there’s a simple way for you to mix things up a bit. Add a few simple ingredients to any ENU nutrition shake, and you have yourself a delicious and easy snack that also happens to be healthy! Try out one of the recipes listed below, and we’re confident you’ll see for yourself.

1.    French Toast Shake

Few tastes are as nostalgic or as decadent as French toast. Whether it’s in the form of thick slices smothered in maple syrup at a local diner or a warm homemade meal gathered around the kitchen table, it’s a dish that never fails to satisfy. Try this recipe, and you’ll find you can enjoy that same rich taste on the go.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar-free maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • ½ cup ice cubes

2.    Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Shake

The confluence of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana is one of those rare accidents of taste that go unexplained to this day: how can three flavors, each so different, complement each other so perfectly? While you may not find the answer to that question here, you will find a recipe that combines them into the perfect protein shake.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, creamy chocolate flavor
  • ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large bananas, overripe and frozen

3.    Orange Creamsicle Shake

No doubt the person who first combined a citrusy fruit with vanilla flavors was laughed at by their colleagues; fortunately for that culinary genius, time has proven the duo divine. Experience the combination for yourself with this simple recipe.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of ice

4.    Peach Cobbler Shake

Although peach cobbler may be a dish associated with the American south, its smooth flavors and sweet taste make it a dessert everyone should have the chance to enjoy. If you don’t have the time to make peach cobbler from scratch – and who does, these days? – consider this recipe instead. The addition of oats and flax seed gives this shake a hearty taste and a boost in fiber, so you stay full longer.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • 2 cups of frozen peach slices
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of oats
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey

5.    Strawberry Banana Shake

No two fruits are as dissimilar, or as compatible, as the strawberry and the banana. One is long and yellow with a thick skin; the other is small and red with seeds on the outside and a leafy top that must be removed. And yet, like the characters in a buddy cop movie, strawberry and banana manage to put their differences aside in this recipe to bring out that tastiness we’ve all come to expect.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 large bananas, overripe
  • ½ cup of ice cubes

6.    Mint Chocolate Shake

When the crisp, classy taste of mint meets the rich, creamy taste of chocolate, taste buds swoon. It’s the reason this iconic duo has been around for generations, and it’s the reason you’ll enjoy this recipe so much.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, creamy chocolate flavor
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves
  • ½ tablespoon of unsweetened cacao powder
  • Garnish with additional mint leaves, if desired

7.    Cake Batter Shake

Sometimes, the simplest flavors are the best. This cake batter shake offers all the tasty sweetness of your favorite birthday treat in the form of a beverage that will fill your belly and fuel your muscles. What’s the downside, you ask? Your guess is as good as ours.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • 1 tablespoon softened coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or oat flour
  • ½ of a banana, frozen
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

8.    Chocolate Berry Oatmeal Shake

Unlike some other flavors you’ll find here, the chocolate-berry-oatmeal combo hasn’t quite established itself as a favorite among the sweet foods and drinks. Try this recipe, though, and you’ll be singing its praises to all your friends. Adding chia seeds to the mix can even give it some extra protein and fiber to keep your hunger at bay.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, creamy chocolate flavor
  • ½ cup of strawberries, hulled and frozen
  • ½ cup of raspberries, frozen
  • ½ cup of oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds (optional)

9.    Peanut Butter and Jelly Shake

Is there any sandwich more closely associated with childhood than the ever-relevant peanut butter and jelly? No, we didn’t think so. Revisit a simpler time with this recipe, which will bring comfort to your inner child as it fuels your outer adult.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and frozen
  • ¼ cup of ice cubes

10. Apple Pie Shake

“More American than apple pie,” goes the saying, and for good reason. Something about the taste of this dessert conjures memories of family, fellowship, and a full stomach so vivid that it has become embedded in our national identity. Experience those same pleasures with this recipe, which brings together the mouth-watering flavors of apple pie with the healthful benefits of a protein shake.

  • 1 ENU Complete Nutrition Shake, vanilla cream flavor
  • 1 apple with core removed, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Garnish with an apple slice, if desired

Spice Up Your Protein Shakes with These Recipes

If you’re done with the boring flavors you find in most protein shakes, try out a few of these recipes and expand your horizons. Each of these shakes has 20 grams of protein or more, along with all the nutrients your body needs to recover from that workout or make it through that diet. To learn more about ENU meal replacement nutrition shakes, visit us online today.

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