Shelly's Spooky Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
1/2 pound Large Cooked Shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails off (12 or so)
1 Avocado, diced
1/4 cup Pico de Gallo or Fresh Salsa (refrigerated section)
1/4 cup Cocktail Sauce
sprinkle of Sea Salt
Optional: Food Picks (99 cent store) and Spanish Olive "eyes"
Toss all ingredients together. Spoon into margarita glasses or for this Halloween version I spooned it into plastic cup. I poked a hole in the cup and poked the food pick through with skewered spanish olive eyes.
Starbuck's is bringing back it's limited edition Halloween Frappula Frappuccino but with 54 grams of sugar in a Grande I will pass and make my knock-off Strawberry Spooktacular Protein Shake instead...
Shelly's Strawberry Spooktacular Protein Shake
8 oz. Almond or Soy Milk (any milk will do)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (SF Raspberry, Vanilla, Almond, White Chocolate, whatever you love)
a few Ice Cubes
Sugar Free Strawberry Topping (Smuckers)
Blend milk, protein, and ice cubes on high till well combined. Drizzle strawberry sauce up the sides of the glass. If you can't find Sugar Free Strawberry Sauce (Ice Cream toppings section) you could use or SF Strawberry Jam, just nuke it a bit first. Pour shake in glass. I topped it with No Sugar Added, Homemade Whipped Cream and another drizzle of Sugar Free Strawberry Sauce.
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When everyone is eating those fun sized candy bars by the not-so-fun sized handfuls try one of these protein pudding "candy bar" jars...
Shelly's Premier Protein Pudding Candy Bar Jars
6 - 4 oz. jars (or clear cups)
2 Premier Protein Bars, chopped
2 cups Premier Protein Shake Ready to Drink RTD (any flavor)
1 - 1 oz. small package Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix (dry, any flavor)
Optional toppings: more crumbled protein bar, nuts, SF caramel sauce, peanut butter, SF chocolate sprinkles, cinnamon, toasted unsweetened coconut, etc.
Spoon a layer of chopped protein bar on the bottom of each 4 oz. jar. Set aside while you mix up the protein pudding layer. Pour the chilled shakes and pudding mix into a shaker bottle.
Shake for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly and place in fridge for about 5 minutes to thicken further. Spoon the thickened protein pudding on top of the crumbled protein bar base. Top with any of the optional toppings to create your "candy bar." You can make these a day in advance, refrigerate and just don't put the toppings on till you serve them.
Halloween tradition at my house is eating some spooky creations and watching the ultimate 80's cult zombie movie... Night of the Comet while waiting for the whippersnappers to ring the bell.
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