Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tropical Lime Protein Shake - Modified!

During my trip to the grocery store today, I couldn't help but feel excited to get healthier ingredients for my tropical lime protein shake.  And it helped to hear Michael Jackson singing "Wanna Be Startin' Somthin'" in the aisles.  (There's nothing wrong with doing the moonwalk in the store.  NOTHING!)

For the modified, lower calorie version I switched some things up based on fabulous suggestions from you... and my taste buds!  I'm really pleased with the results and excited by how fun it is to experiment with new ideas for shakes and smoothies!  

The biggest bonus, I shaved 100 calories off this time around.  HOLLA!

'Low Cal' Tropical Lime Protein Shake
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder 
1 cup Dole tropical mixed fruit 
1 cup Light Vanilla Soy Milk
1 tsp Imitation Coconut Extract
1 tbsp honey
Juice of 1 lime, or to taste

1 pinch coconut flakes 

Add first six ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour in a glass and top with coconut flakes and sprinkles for fun!

* For this lower calorie version, I used CVS brand protein powder (150 calories, 2g sugar, 26g protein); Dole tropical mixed fruit (70 calories); 8th Continent Soymilk - Light Vanilla (60 calories), McCormick's Imitation Coconut Extract (0 calories); Cooper's honey (60 calories); fresh lime juice (15 calories); coconut flakes (30 calories); sprinkles (5 calories).  
Total: 390 calories

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