Sunday, June 3, 2007

My Favorite Protein Shake Recipes

Here's some protein tips for those of you who are having problems with shakes.

BTW: Please note in the recipes below you could use certainly use regular milk, water, almond milk, water/milk combo. I'm just a soy milk girl.

All of the recipes below also make great Protein Popsicles or Protein Ice Cream.

My Favorite Protein Shake Recipes:

Chocolate Monkey

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein
1/2 a banana

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/2 banana
3 whole frozen strawberries

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Banana Split

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 banana
1/4 cup chopped pineapple
2 frozen strawberries

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Blueberry Bonanza Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Chocolate Covered Cherry

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein
10-12 frozen or fresh cherries
optional: 1 tsp. of SF Cherry Torani Syrup or a drop of cherry extract

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Silky Latte

4 oz. Silk brand Mocha soy milk
4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Silky Mocha

4 oz. Silk brand Mocha soy milk
4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Smoothie

4 oz. Vitasoy Peppermint Chocolate soy milk
4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup canned pumpkin (chilled)
Dash of pumpkin pie spice

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Berry Berry Good Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup frozen or fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Mochachinno

8 oz. cold coffee
1 scoop chocolate protein
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Egg Nog Protein Shake

4 oz. Silk Nog soy milk
4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein
Dash of nutmeg

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder. Blend on low then high till well blended. Dash of nutmeg on top.

Pina Colada

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup pineapple
1 Tbs. SF Coconut Torani Syrup (I've also used 2 T. of unsweetened coconut from the health food store or Baker's catalog)

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Peanut Butter Cup

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 Tbs. peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
2-3 ice cubes

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein
5-6 maraschino cherries
1 Tbs. SF French Vanilla Torani Syrup

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Chocolate Caramel Protein Shake

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 Tbs. SF Caramel Torani Syrup
3 Ice Cubes

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Strawberry Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein
3-4 Frozen Whole Strawberries

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Lemon Meringue Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 T. SF Jello Lemon Pudding Powder
2 Ice Cubes

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Green Giant

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 T. SF Jello Pistachio Pudding Powder
2 Ice Cubes

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Butterscotch Shake

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 T. SF Jello Butterscotch Pudding Powder
2 Ice Cubes

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1 T. SF Jello Cheesecake Pudding Powder
3-4 Frozen or Fresh Strawberries

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Vanilla Spice Protein Shake

4 oz. Silk Spice soy milk
4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Nutmeg
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie

4 oz. vanilla soy milk
4 oz. water
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 T. Almond Butter
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Mango Madness Protein Smoothie

4 oz. water
4 oz. vanilla soy milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Banana Joe Protein Shake

4 oz. water
4 oz. vanilla soy milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 banana
1/2 shot of espresso or 1/4 cup fresh coffee or 1 tsp instant coffee
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Carrot Cake Protein Shake

4 oz. water
4 oz. Silk Spice soy milk (if you use Vanilla or Plain Milk add more cinnamon and nutmeg)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup frozen sliced carrots
1 Tablespoon Cream Cheese
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Nutmeg

Place liquids in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Mango Banana Protein Lassi

4 oz. vanilla soy milk
4 oz. water
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbs. SF Vanilla Torani Syrup
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 Banana (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Banana Protein Smoothie

4 oz. water
4 oz. vanilla soy milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 Banana (fresh or frozen)
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Nutmeg
2-3 Ice Cubes

2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Mocha Banana Joe Protein Shake

4 oz. water
4 oz. vanilla soy milk
1 scoop Chocolate protein powder
1/2 banana
1 tsp instant espresso powder
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Mocha Joe Protein Shake

4 oz. water
4 oz. vanilla soy milk
1 scoop Chocolate protein powder
1 tsp instant espresso powder
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Peach Cobbler Protein Shake

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup frozen sliced peaches
dash cinnamon
dash nutmeg
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended

Mango Banana Protein Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 a banana
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Gingersnap Protein Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2-3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon Starbuck's SF Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
dash of cinnamon
2-3 ice cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Strawberry Mango Protein Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop vanilla protein
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
3 whole strawberries

Place water in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Banana Bread Protein Smoothie

8 oz. water or 4 oz. soy milk/4 oz. water
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 T. SF Jello Banana Pudding Mix, dry
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
dash Nutmeg
dash Ground Cloves
1/2 Banana, frozen
2-3 Ice Cubes

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended. Top with another dash of nutmeg.

Shelly's Cherry Berry Banana Protein Smoothie (for 2)

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk
8 oz. Water
2 scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 Banana
4-5 whole Frozen Strawberries
1/2 cup Frozen Cherries
2-3 Tablespoons Sugar Free Black Cherry Torani Syrup

Place liquid in the blender first, then powder, then additions. Blend on low then high till well blended.

Shelly's Banana Protein Mochacchino

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use ANY milk or milk/water combo. I'm a soy girl)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I use SF Vanilla)
1/2 a Banana
1 scoop Click Espresso Protein Powder
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
3-4 Ice Cubes

Add liquid, then powders, then additions and blend on high. I serve it with a squirt of SF Land o Lakes Whipped Cream.

Shelly's Tiramisu Protein Shake

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use ANY milk or milk/water combo. I'm a soy girl)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free DaVinci Kahlua Syrup
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Jello Cheesecake Pudding Mix, dry
1 scoop Click Espresso Protein Powder
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
3-4 Ice Cubes

Add liquid, then powders and blend on high. I serve it with a squirt of SF Land o Lakes Whipped Cream and a dusting of unsweetened Cocoa.

Shelly's Pistachio Banana Protein Shake

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use ANY milk or milk/water combo. I'm a soy girl)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Jello Pistachio Pudding Mix, dry
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 a Banana
3-4 Ice Cubes

Add liquid, then powders, then banana and ice. Blend on high. I served it with a squirt of SF Land o Lakes Whipped Cream and a few chopped pistachios.

Shelly's Cherry Berry Cottage Smoothie

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use any milk)
1/2 cup Frozen Pitted Cherries
2-3 Frozen Strawberries
1/4 cup Cottage Cheese (I used storebought Pineapple Cottage Cheese)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Black Cherry Torani Syrup

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional.

Shelly's PB&J Protein Shake

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use ANY milk or milk/water combo. I'm a soy girl)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Raspberry Syrup (on sale now)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Strawberry Jam (I used Smucker's Simply Fruit)
1 Tablespoon PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (or regular Peanut Butter)
3-4 Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional.


Shelly's Café Biscotti Protein Shake

8 oz. Vanilla Soy Milk (or Milk/Water Combo)
1 scoop of Max/Ultimate Cookies & Cream Protein Powder
1 packet of Instant Coffee Crystals
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Vanilla Torani Syrup (on sale now)
a couple of Ice Cubes
Optional topping: SF Land o Lakes Whipped Cream

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional.

I'll add more to this list as I taste test them. Enjoy!

My sources for SF Syrups: Smart & Final, Cost Plus World Market, BevMo Beverages & More and online at amazon.com

111 comments:

Karin said...

ooh wow, thanks for sharing all those shake ideas!!! Karin

* Cyndi * said...

Thank you so much for these recipes! I'll be 11 weeks out on Friday and I'm having a horrible time getting protein shakes down. These all sound so yummy!!!
* Cyndi *

bunny said...

These sound so yummy!!! I can't wait to make the cheesecake one! Oh yeah!! Thanks so much

Kathleen said...

Gee - Thanks sooo much!
- Kathleen

aml711 said...

Thanks for sharing these! I tried the Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Unjury Vanilla and it was yummy! Annette

Anonymous said...

hello, I clicked on the link to buy the Maximum Protein, and it says the protein is 22 (not 23) grams...is that the same one you are using? it also looks like a different maker than Energie Nutrition. Just checking to make sure I purchase the same. I am spending so much money finding a shake I can stomach. Thanks, Jo

Michelle said...

Yep same one. Energie Nutrition is the manufacturer. It's called Maximun Protein. My jug bought at GNC 2 weeks ago says 23 g.

Good Luck finding one that works for you.

Anonymous said...

I've been using Maximum Protein for about 2 months now - thanks for the recipe ideas. One of my favorite ways to drink it is to mix one scoop with 8oz of hot water. Healthy Hot Chocolate! It's delicious!

Jenny said...

I absolutely love your site! I was banded on 1/10/08 and I have read everything! I was wondering, do you like the unjury or the maximum protein better? I'm looking for a good chocolate and unflavored one.
Jenny

Michelle said...

Hi Jenny,

I used Unjury in the beginning but really LOVE this Maximum Protein. I buy both the chocolate and the vanilla. You know I'd try them both and see. Unjury makes sample packets and if your GNC carries Maximum Protein they will mix you up one. Everyone's tastes are soooo different. Hope you find one that works for you.

~Michelle

Anonymous said...

I use the chocolate from maximum protein. I mix it with hot water. Like one reader said above, it's like hot chocolate. I tried it with cold water first and didn't enjoy it. If you like hot chocolate, you should enjoy the chocolate powder with hot water.

cindy said...

hi michelle

i love your contributions!

i was thinking, for that rina colada milkshake, any reason not to use some fat free coconut milk? i have used that in my pre-op days for thai food.

cin

michelmoba said...

I really like your combos - especially the Mint Choc Chip, Strawberry Cheesecake & Pina Colada. Thank you so much for making boring protien shakes a lot more enjoyable!!!! - michelle

Rebecca said...

I clicked on you link to purchase Maximum protein and it took me nowhere. Please help!! What a fantastic site you have. Keep up the great work
Thanks~~Rebeccs

Michelle said...

Thank you Rebecca, Looks like the online source is no longer available. You could try calling the company directly. Here's their #'s:

800-808-8800 or 305-635-6220

I will continue to research a new online source and let you know what I find.

Scott Garten said...

These are some great recipes and Choc. Maximum Protein is our favorite (my wife and I both had WLS 1 year ago). For anyone who has to do protein shakes, I recommend the Magic Bullet blender. It makes just the right amount and is easy to clean. For our protein shakes we make them into "frosties" by using ice ; the Magic Bullet does a great job. They are like desserts to us!! We look forward to them everyday.

One other good shake is to drop a Girl Scout cookie Thin Mint into your shake..we do choc protein powder, ice, water, 1 thin mint, and waa-laa...theres not enough sugar in 1 thin mint to bother us.

Mel said...

I made a chocolate monkey yesterday and added a tbsp of PB... MMMM! :D Yay for being able to get the shakes down!! Thanks Shelly!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your transformation and thanks for the recipes. I never would have thought of some of these ideas when it comes to protein shakes. It used to be a hold-your-nose and chug affair, now its not too bad.

Anonymous said...

I have a question for you. Have you ever tried xcelr8 protein shakes? They are high in calories, but my dr. (not gastric) highly recommends them because of the vitamins, etc. Any thoughts?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I have not tried that one.

~Michelle

Gina said...

I have a question about the pumpkin spice shake. The pumpkin does not have to be cooked right? That is only after you add eggs to the canned pumpkin? It sounds delicious but I wanted to ask before I make it.

Thanks,
Gina

Jamie said...

Hi I found a GNC that will ship the Max Protein to you. His name is Troy and phone # 712-264-8755. He is very helpful and will honor the 20% off with the GNC card all month long. Thank you Shelly for the wonderful ideas. It gets a little boring when you do the same shake everyday. *Jamie*

margarita said...

michelle, thank you for the recipes, you are a very creative lady! and you look amazing btw!!!
margarita :)

Roque said...

HI YOU LOOK GREAT HAD WLS 3/17/09 AND AM HAVING HARD TIME ON LIQUID DIET JUST FOUND YOUR WEBSITE AT 5AM IN MORNING AND IT REALLY INSPIRES ME.I AM GOING TO TRY YOUR PROTEIN SHAKES. THE ONE'S DR.GAVE ME ARE AWFUL, HAVE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY(BROKE)TO FIND PROTEIN I CAN TOLERATE.AND I STILL HAVE 4 MORE WEEKS TO GO ON LIQUID DIET.SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing with us! I love your site.
Can you tell me what the ingredients list is for Max protein? I tried to Google to find out, but didn't have any success.
Thank you,
Penny

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Penny,

Here's the # to call the company call 1-800-808-8800 or 305-635-6220

If they can't provide you the info I will gladly type it all out... it's a lot though ;)

~Michelle

Rachael said...

have you ever tried "AnyWhey"? It's really tasteless and dissolves well.

Pampered Princess Parteas said...

Thank you sooooo much for these recipes. I'm just starting out on my pre-op and I know these will all come in handy sooner or later.

Anonymous said...

Thank you such much for all these ideas. I had my surgery just 7/21/09, but I am so glad to have all these ideas to try now. I can hardly wait. You are the greatest.
Scrappinlaurie

Gary said...

Hello,

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I have a question. Do you use these as a breafast meal and can you use these during stage 1. I just had lap band on Aug 14. Thank you for your time and help. Have a great day..

Gary

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Gary,

Thank you.

I do Protein Shakes for breakfast often or for snack if my protein daily grams is low for whatever reason. This summer I've been having one in the hottest part of the afternoon. Cools me down.

As for Stage 1 Each Dr/ Nutritionist's Plan for their patients is different. Some definitely but some additions may be too advanced best to pic a recipe and ask them.

~Michelle

Anonymous said...

I am totally excited to make these shakes. I am 11 days out and am so needing something fun to eat. I LOVE what you are doing here! Thanks and may God continue to Bless you and what you are doing here for all of us! Lisa

Ms Shell said...

Hey darlin I went to the store and found the Silk Nog and made me a shake for dinner! It was perfect and will definitely help my egg nog cravings this winter!

Mary-Dare said...

Thank you so much for sharing your story and your sight. I am in the process of being worked up for surgery. I have PCOS so I have insulin resistance and really need to increase my protein and reduce my carbs. Just one question about the shakes. When you do Soy milk do you do the light Soy or regular? Thanks again. Mary-Dare

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Mary

You can use any milk... I use Soy because post-op Cow's Milk and I have become enemies ;) cramps and overall yukky feeling. So I use Silk Vanilla or Soy Dream Vanilla Soy Milk but they do contain some sugar. Light would work fine for shakes... just don't use it to make Protein Ice Cream only regular soy or 2% regular milk or above will work.

:) Best wishes to you!

~Michelle

Nicole said...

can u use just milk and now half milk and half water?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Nicole, You can use all regular milk, all soy milk, 1/2 milk & 1/2 water, all water... whatever you like. I tend to use all soymilk or 1/2 soy 1/2 water :)

~M

The A Girl said...

Love this blog!!!! I also recommend Isopure Zero Carb Cookies n' Cream, Mango-Peach flavours or the Isopure Low Carb Dutch Chocolate for the protein powder. Of course, I may not understand if there is are better benefits to post surgery for using the one you listed. Your ideas have taken my zero carb to a new level! Thanks!!! And congratulations!!!

Annie said...

I just found your blog via Obesityhelp.com. I love it. Thanks for all your effort and care.

ChxLittle said...

Michelle, Could you please come up with a healthy Shamrock Shake (ala McDonalds). Every March I crave them and it kills me to not be able to enjoy the guilty pleasure of my childhood. Thanks!!

Aaron at Healthy Foods said...

Some great ideas on here! I tend to advise almond milk as the base in protein shakes as it adds good flavor and avoids dairy. Soy can be a problem for some since it contains a lot of estrogen which may have harmful effects on health. My favorite is coconut banana - throw some coconut milk in with a banana!

LucyAK said...

I have been dieting, love your site, great even for us non-surgery folks. The GNC here in Alaska (checked a few of them) don't carry Max Protien, dang it. I went to order it online, $39.00 for the product and it was $26 or so for postage! Dang it! Any other shakes you can recommend? Anything close?

mbarbb said...

Wow! My first experiences today in blogging and I come across you. You are fantastic! You look fantastic! I'm so nervous about the surgery and postop still, but so nice to find others out there in the world. Keep up your efforts--we all will benefit. Thanks! mbarbb

Matt said...

Michelle,

I am interested in CLICK Espresso Protein Drink Vanilla (your recipe looks sooo good) but am concerned about the caffeine. I am assuming it has some in it. Isn't this harmful to us GBPs?

Amy

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hi Amy,

Some Dr's have us avoid caffeine for the first month or so while the pouch is healing (ulcers in an already ulcerated/cut area) but my Dr cleared me after one month. You will have to ask your Dr. I'm a coffee "fully caffeined" addict and have had no ill effects.

Hope you are cleared for it. It's gooood stuff.

Theresa said...

I finally found the Max Protein in a local GNC, from what SEI told me only independent GNC retailers sell the product. It was a little too sweet for my taste for a protein shake, but I can see where it would be useful in fixing the ice cream, donuts, cake, etc so I'm going to keep it on hand. Thanks, my donut pan is arriving today I'm so excited.

kl said...

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is SOOOO GOOOD! I added more pumpkin pie spice, some SF Torani Vanilla Syrup, and some ice. Tastes like cold pumpkin pie! YUMMY!

Dawn said...

The chocolate peanut butter cup is delicious! Thanks so much Shelly. I am 5 months out from bypass surgery and I suffer every day to try to get my 4 protein drinks. I buy the Unjury unflavored and put it in Crystal Light and get it down (although I don't enjoy it!). Now I bought Unjury chocolate splendor and mixed it per your instructions and it is DELISH! I now will look forward to my protein shakes. Thank you so much!!

mama2reese said...

I can't wait to try a few of these, My boring ol' chocolate powder w/ LF NF milk.

thanks you!!

Anonymous said...

I am going to have the gastric bypass at the end of December 2010. I was concerned about eating the same old thing all the time. Someone gave me this website to check out and I am glad they did. The recipes and ideas I have seen so far are awesome. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ever heard of anyone having dumping syndrome from whey? Was told to switch to soy.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Try switching milks... I had issues (not dumping but similar symptoms) with cow's milk post-op switched to soy milk but kept my whey isolate protein (SEI Max or SEI Ultimate it's good stuff) I'd experiment... try mixing it with only water one day, try lactose free milk, try soy milk another day... Good Luck!

FreeJulie said...

Happy New Year! I made your chocolate covered cherry smoothies for myself and my three kiddos tonight and achieved rock star status in the house. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am post opp 5 days and going to start shakes tomorrow. I bought the pre maid chocolate advantage shakes and I am not crazy about them. Can I jump to making my own already and according to my guide lines they can only be 110 cals and have 17 grams of protein per drink three times a day. It seems like all the protein powders have way more than I am supose to have? Thanks for any help you can give me! I am actually drooling over your shakes and can not wait to try them! Kelly

accordingtome said...

These smoothies look delicious. I cannot wait to try them!

Anonymous said...

I am 5 months post surgery and still having difficulty getting down the calories and protiens I am supposed to have. Someone at my Bariatric Support Group tonight told me about your site. I can't wait to try your recipies. Thank you so much for the time you have put in on this site to help others.

Shirley Hoffman said...

I just found your site today and I am a pre-op for the RNY. My question is, do you have a cookbook with all of your recipes (or even just pages of your recipes printed out) that I can purchase? Your recipes sound so delicious and I know that I could make these for my family as well! My e-mail address is shirleyfhoffman@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing frim you and thank you SO much for having such an awesome and informative website!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

No book as of yet Shirley. Thank you though for the vote of confidence. Till then what I suggest (to save some trees & expensive printer ink) is to create a favorites file and bookmark the recipes you would like to recreate at a later date.

All the best to you on your WLS journey! Hope you will soon feel like I do about having weight loss surgery that it was the BEST GIFT I ever gave myself!

amlmezzo said...

Your white chocolate peppermint frapp is my crack. Seriously - it's that good. I just discovered CLICK a few days ago, and it is so good that I almost feel bad drinking it, like it's too indulgent or something. Your recipes have SERIOUSLY saved my relationship with my fiance - he was getting awfully sick of plain, boring chicken for dinner every night!! Thanks for all you do - it really makes a difference.

Kellie Konrad said...

I am in post-op day 3 heaven! Just found this site yesterday and went to the health sections at our local grocery stores and the entire time I'm saying to my husband, "She uses this, She does that, etc.". He finally looks at me and asks who is "she" and I explain how this site gives me incredible hope and excitement that I can still enjoy amazing food that is actually good for me! I am in your debt forever. God has blessed with an incredible gift!

Anonymous said...

You are my hero and I am thankful for you! I'm 4 days post-op and your site reassures me that I CAN actually enjoy food for the rest of my (skinny) life! God has blessed you with an incredible gift!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of these recipes. I am 5 1/2 weeks out and I am not doing so hot on my protein because I can not find one that I like. I know I have found one now. You are one awesome lady!

Karen R said...

Hi Michelle... I am post op day 5 of having BSG (the sleeve) and I would like to thank you for your inspirational journey and all the wonderful recipes...especially the protein shakes (tried my first one today and it was delish)!!! Congratulations to you on your weight loss!!! With admiration, Karen

pugsmom said...

These recipes look great and I'm going to try some of them. I'm also going to try soy, something I've never tried.

I do with that there was a protein bar or protein shake that tasted like bacon. LOL I get so tired of "sweet".

Wonderful blog. I tell everyone about you.
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Oh My!!! You are so awesome!!! thanks bunches for all these recipes! You are a queen!

Anonymous said...

Made the pumpkin pie smoothie for myself this morning. I had frozen pumpkin, so it was AWESOME!! Thank you so much!! your website is a Godsend!

Amanda said...

Would you happen to have any recipes for the new cookies and creme flavor!? None of the GNC's here carry the protein powder and I made my boyfriend check at one near him and they had ONE left, the cookies and creme, and she said it wasn't selling good so after that one sold that was it. I have to order the rest online, so until then I need recipes for the cookies and creme!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope they are enjoyed!

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Hi Amanda,
Here's a few more recipes with Cookies & Cream:

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2010/01/cafe-biscotti-protein-shake.html

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2009/11/bento-lunch.html

It really is great in most anything that calls for Chocolate and some Vanilla too.

janetlea said...

Sooo...waiting for the trick or treaters to come tonight and get their Reese's from me...low and behold I start craving them....so I made the peanut butter cup smoothie...it's hitting the spot..I don't need no stinkin Reeses! :) Thank you for all your awesome recipes!

Jennifer said...

I love having a shake in the am. My only problem is my shakes always turn out super frothy. What am I doing wrong?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hey Jennifer, A few ways I solve it...

Make it about 10 minutes before you want to drink, place in fridge, frothy stuff dissipates.

Drink from a travel mug. The foam is left behind.

Scoop it off like baristas do at Starbucks.

Hope these help!

Dominique said...

Thanks to much for posting. I am 4 weeks post op and having a hard time. I am at a stall and I think it is because I am not getting enough protein.
These ideas will help! Thanks again and this is an awesome site !!!
God Bless you for all your hard work!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Thank you so much!! These are awesome!!!! I LOVE your whole site :) I am ordered the sugar free Torani from Amazon and got them today!!! I am going to make the chocolate caramel one now!!! Thanks again! Dee

Beth Anderson-Harold said...

Happy Valentines Day! I just made a chocolate raspberry shake with your chocolate protein, almond milk, frozen raspberries, SF chocolate syrup and a little ice. It is fabulous. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Debbi said...

Thank you for sharing these. I am 12 days post op and am having a really hard time getting the protein shakes down. I read about adding hot water to make a "hot chocolate" shake, but mine just went lumpy. Any suggestions?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Debbi, The trick with making "Hot" protein drinks is to mix the protein thoroughly in cold water or milk first then bring it up in temp (nuke) = no lumps. Never add protein powder to already warm liquids.

Anonymous said...

Shelly, do you know if they no longer make the Max/Ultimate Cookies & Cream Protein Powder?? I am only finding it in Chocolate (which I did buy), Vanilla & Strawberry? I was SO wanting to try the Chocolate Mint you talked about, too. What other brand do you suggest that is Cookies & Cream? Thanks!! :D

Michelle "Shelly" said...

SEI Max no longer makes Chocolate Mint or Cookies & Cream (one of my favs... LOL I have a little stash left I am holding on to like gold)

Anonymous said...

Hey Shelly! I just had my operation done last Friday. Its been hard trying to drink the protein shakes in my opinion they give me an upset stomach cause I can't stand them! But your website has given me alot of great ideas since its my first week in its crucial that I get my protein down but I can barely do it with these shakes! So hopefully this will help me to get back on track!

Thank you,
Sincerely, Chris

LisaS said...

Shelly...you are freaking awesome!!! Your blog is my go-to for any post-open good suggestions.

You rock! ;0)

Melissa T said...

Thank-you! Thank-you! Thank you! for helping me think outside the box. I am in my pre-op diet phase (2 more days to go, thank God) and am looking forward to trying some of these.

Lori said...

Thanks Shelly! I am just over two months post-op. However, I had the DS surgery. I have a hard time coming up with ideas for shakes and these look awesome! Hopefully, this will help resolve me getting in my required protein.

You are an inspiration! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I can't imagine how boring my daily diet would be without your recipes.!! Torie

Nita said...

I have been following your blog since my surgery 3/2011. Your shake recipes have definitely helped. I noticed that you use alot of the sf pudding mixes in them. Have you ever thought of trying one with the sf white chocolate pudding mix. I have not tried it yet, but think I may buy some extra at the store next time. I keep it in stock to mix with my cottage cheese concoction. Let me know if you try it and what you came up with.

ArwensRose said...

For those of us that can't find a chocolate or vanilla protein that doesn't make us want to yack (think your pumpkin picture) do you ahve suggestions on how to alter your recipes? I use an unflavored protein and am now willing to start experimenting, but since I am cooking challenged, I am not sure where to start.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

A dollop of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese could be added instead or in addition to (watch the cals) to any shake to bump up protein levels.

Try a few of the brands I use. I think they pass the yummy test but of course its a trial & error thing finding one for everyone's palate.

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for this website. I am 6 weeks out from surgery and no longer have the relationship with food that I used to have. I am like you, I love to cook, but now that I cannot eat my cooking I feel like my kitchen is no longer useful to me and do not want to even be in it, but your recipies are making me hopeful that I can once again love to cook but also be able to make things that I can eat. You should make a cookbook with all these reciepies. When you do I will be one of the first people to purchase it!

Adama said...

I think I am going to give these shakes a go. I am 11weeks post op gastric.bypass. I am having a really hard time getting my protein in.. Thank you for sharing. :)

~adama

Adama said...

I would def buy it.. Ur site is amazing.

Bonnie Mason said...

Oh gosh, these look so yummy!
Thank you!

sandrastake said...

Shelly: I am desperately seeking your Max Protein. I can't find it in any stores near me. Do you know where it can be ordered online?
Thanks! Sandra

Michelle "Shelly" said...

http://www.seinutrition.com/ they have a facebook page too you might head over and ask them about a location near you too.

Lee Graves said...

That's a great collection of recipes. Did I miss the reason why you're a "soy milk girl"?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Lee, I'm lactose intolerant (well liquid cow milk intolerant) So I choose to do soy. I prefer the taste and protein level.

John Raymond said...

Hello! I really love your protein shakes recipes. I have been trying to create something unique for my morning shakes and you just gave me a good idea! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I so love your site and the recipes, I even like the ad's! Question: Can I use a Magic Bullet to blend, mix the shakes? Would I have to alter the order of how to put ingredients in? I bought the thing at a garage sale for $10.00 and I'm dying to use it!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Sure a Magic Bullet would work fine... great deal!

Debbie S said...

I am two weeks out of gastric bypass and having the most difficult time with the protein drinks. I have yet to find one that doesn't make me gag. The protein powders leave such a vile taste in my mouth and the smell is just as bad. I'm desparately looking for something to help!
Has anyone had similar issues and are these shake ideas really more palatable?
Thank you!

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Debbie, Here's some protein tips: http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2007/10/icky-brown-gack.html and yes there are delicious shakes out there!

nina said...

shelly on some of the recipes it say 1 T (like in the green giant shake) is that for tablespoon or tsp.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

T is Tablespoon
t or tsp is teaspoon

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, I'm post op sleeve 6 weeks. Im having a hard time finding a protein powder I like. I have tried unjury chocolate and I didn't care for it at all. I'm looking for a vanilla and a chocolate. I was thinking maybe syntrax nectar as I love their cappucino mix. I'm worried though because I tried their cherry and apple mix and it was horrible! I really liked a brand I used to use also, body by vi. It was cake batter flavored. It only has 12 g protein so probably not the best choice. Anyhow, looking for recommendations for a good choc and vanilla! Also, is celebrates vanilla cake batter good?

Thank you for your site. I refer to it daily.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Celebrate ENS is favorite of mine (protein, vits, fiber, etc.) SEI Nutrition Max Protein. Chike Nutrition. Oh Yeah RTD's and Premiere RTD's. Syntrax Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Torte, Chocolate Mint I think they are called. Keep sampling their are a lot of tasty ones now... much better when I was first post-op.

Anthony Reeves said...

Hi Michelle....first off I just want to say thank you for all the great protein shake recipes...I am have Gastric bypass surgery Jan. 23rd 2014 and I am so greatful for all the good food ideas you have posted here on your site...thanks so very much

D Van Horn said...

Michelle,

I was wondering on any of your protein shakes / smoothies can I make these up ahead of time like a day or two put in my fridge or freezer and still be good?

Donna Van Horn
Maine

Lynn said...

Hi - although I'm not new to the site or the surgery....I am in search of some new ideas. I do not eat soy in any form so doing this is a difficult journey for me. I guess you could label me as a pretty picky eater. No soy, no greek yogurt, no milk, no seafood or fish, I like pork, chicken, beef, beans, veggies (almost all) fruit....HELP PLEASE!!!

Smith E said...

Hi I am new to this sight it was recommended by others who have had WLS. I had the gastric sleeve about 3 weeks ago. I have trouble getting in my protein. What brand of protein powder is the best?
Thanks Erin

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Protein powder is one of those things that will vary from person to person in terms of taste. I will say if you have had weight loss surgery look for high protein, low carb, preferably whey isolate. I personally use a bunch of different brands... I'd suggest getting some sample packets, travel packets some companies call them to try before you commit to a huge tub.

Anonymous said...

Do you have to use soy milk for egg nog?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I have to... cow's milk and I don't get along to well post WLS but you can use whatever milk you love... in any shake!

Anonymous said...

Hi! New to this blog but happy I ran across it :) I have been doing the shakes for almost 2 months and I have lost 30 lbs. My BG is in the low 80's to high 70's every morning and I am feeling great!! I did not have any surgery and have not done any diet pills, doing this all on my own and I love these recipes. Thank you!!!