The Best Winter Shake Recipes

I don’t know about you guys, but winter is definitely a struggle for me when it comes to food. With all the holidays and baking and treats, it can be really hard to fuel your body with the right foods while resisting the wrong ones.

I have to admit, eating healthy has never been my strong point. I have always struggled with sticking to a diet and cutting out sugars, carbs, and highly processed foods. I think many people struggle with finding a balance between flavor and healthy food choices. For me, when I start to see results, that’s when I really commit to trying to eat better, but I can’t expect results without making small changes.

Recently, I started Shakeology. I replaced one meal a day (breakfast) with a shake. One thing I love about making shakes is that you can make a shake that tastes good without it having negative health benefits on your body. For instance, I love baked goods. Cookies, pastries, cake, donuts…you name it. With Shakeology, I can make an apple spice shake and still get all of my nutrients without sacrificing flavor.

It doesn’t have to be Shakeology, you can use regular protein powder or even skip the powder and go with just yogurt and fruit or spices.

Here are some of my favorite shakes for winter-

 

 

  1. Chocolate Cherry

1 cup of chocolate cashew milk (can be any kind of milk)

3/4 cup of frozen dark cherries

1 container of plain greek yogurt

1 tbs of cocoa powder

1 scoop vanilla shakeology

handful of ice

 

 

        2. Snickerdoodle Shakeology

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla shakeology

handful of ice

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp honey

 

 

        3. Candy Cane Shake

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla shakeology
½ tsp. pure peppermint extract
1 cup ice

You can also add cocoa powder to this if you want a chocolate peppermint flavor!

 

 

        4. Chocolate and salted caramel

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop chocolate shakeology (or vanilla with 1 tbsp cocoa powder)

1 tsp caramel extract

pinch of sea salt

ice

 

 

        5. Caramel apple

1 cup almond milk

1 cup ice

1 scoop vanilla shakeology

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp pure caramel extract

(You can also add a tsp of apple spice powder for more flavor)

 

 

        6. Gingerbread shake

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop shakeology

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1 tsp vanilla extract

ice

 

Extra tips- I always use unsweetened milk to cut calories and sugar. Also, you can do a half cup of milk and a half cup of water if you would like to cut off even more. Many of the recipes call for a scoop of chocolate shakeology, but I always buy vanilla because it goes with more and you can add cocoa powder to it. I like to add

-Many of the recipes call for a scoop of chocolate shakeology, but I always buy vanilla because it goes with more and you can add cocoa powder to it. I like to add

-I like to add mascarpone cheese to my shakes to make them more creamy but keep in mind you can add the cheese or yogurt to any of the recipes for a creamier texture.

If you try any of these let me know! Also, you can play around with the recipes and add or take out ingredients. I’ve found that I use more spices and less of everything else. I also find that the extract goes a loooong way.

Happy shaking!

 

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