Halloween Protein Shakes: Peanut Butter Cup

 

I miss candy. I really do. I won’t even lie about it.

Thankfully (?) my surgeon gave me the kind of very special RNY pouch that does not like real sugar. And I also have the kind of pouch that hates sugar alcohols (of which sugar-free candies have a lot). So…I miss candy. Especially at Halloween.

Back in the day, I was big into the chocolate. You could have the candy corn. The Smartees. The Now & Laters (which somehow everyone I knew simply called “Now Laters”). I could care less how many licks it took to get to the Tootsie Roll center of  Tootsie Pop. Give. Me. The. Reese’s Cup!!! Sigh. I have fond memories.

And don’t get me wrong. I can eat some candy. I won’t like about that either. But it’s only after I’ve had a good deal of protein. In which case I can’t eat very much of it. But I can have a bite or two. (And after all that is the point of the surgery, right? That I can eat lots of healthy stuff and not a lot of not-so-healthy stuff.)

What point am I getting at? (Good question.) When Halloween rolls around I could feel left out. But I don’t. Know why? Because I play with my food!

Here is how I get my peanut butter cup fix. There are even more candy-themed options in The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Perfect Protein Shakes (like seriously…there’s a whole section titled “Shakes That Taste Like Candy). Check it out!

Option #1: Nik’s Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

 

Ingredients:

1 c. milk
1 scoop Chike Chocolate Bliss protein powder (or your favorite chocolate protein)
1 tbsp PB2 (What’s that?)
1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
No-calorie sweetener, to taste
Ice

Directions:

Blend according to the Triple X Method. Or not. Your choice! You could even skip the ice and make this into a rich, warm drink (here’s how) Perfect for fall!

Option #2: Nik’s Peanut Butter Cup Protein Frozen Pie

 

Yeah, why should kids have the market locked on dessert? We can have dessert too! Click here for the full recipe.

 

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4 comments

  1. Oh my looks delicious. Want to definately give this a try – thanks

  2. So, I take it this contest is no longer valid? LOL

  3. Could you use creamy peanut butter in place of PB2?

    • You can but that may change the balance of nutrients in your shake, especially the calories and the grams of fat. Just to compare. PB2 = 45 calories/1.5g fat/5g protein. 1 tbsp of creamy peanut butter = 100 calories/7.5g fat/3.5g protein.

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