Just when you thought we’d run out of decadent ways for you to get your protein, here we come again with a brand new shake!
I have to admit this one took me by surprise. When I first thought it up, I figured I’d have to tweak it here and there to get it where I wanted it. But no! I made it the requisite three times (as we do all our recipes to ensure consistency) and I have not yet strayed from the original recipe. It’s THAT good!
I’m going to give this recipe to you two ways for a few reasons. The original recipe has Click in it and I recognize that not everyone is cleared for caffeine yet. Also, if you are a faithful devotee of this blog and the products we suggest, you probably have a decent stock of decaffeinated instant espresso (and if you don’t, you should cuz it’s good stuff!) and we like to give you lots of ways to use these special purchases so that you do, in fact, use them. Lastly, the original recipe necessitates yet another special purchase (although it’s worth it) while the second recipe may only require a trip to your local grocery store.
So anyway, here goes. One shake, two ways, one day!
Nik’s Mocha Cheesecake Protein Shake (original recipe)
Mix all ingredients in a blender using the “Triple X” method (or not). Top with fat-free whipped cream, if desired, and have at it!
Version #2 – “The Decaf/Accessible” version
8 oz. milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use this)
1 tbsp sugar-free cheesecake pudding mix
2 tsp instant decaffeinated instant espresso
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 packets no-calorie sweetener
Directions: same as above.
I am in LOVE with this shake! I like the Nashua Nutrition mix because it actually tastes like cheesecake. The pudding mix tries…but somehow it doesn’t achieve full cheesecake taste. I think because Nashua has embraced the fact that lemon is what makes cheesecake taste cheesecakey and I can taste the hint of lemon in there. Dunno.
Either way…mix up this shake as a meal or dessert and I guarantee you will have an out of body experience. But the good kind. Not the kind where you are about to die cuz that would be…bad.
Shutting up now! Wait, no I’m not. I have one more thing to say. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…there is NO excuse for drinking a nasty protein shake! Play with your food people!