So you might remember that I made some pumpkin protein shake starters the other day. I’m just now getting around to using them! It’s not that I didn’t want to use them. I’ve just been testing one of the shake flavors that will be included in the 2012 Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Kit (those of you who ordered last year will remember you got two yummy shake kits that came with everything you need to make a Signature Bariatric Foodie – except the liquid of course! But if you weren’t around, here’s the info about last year’s Survival Kit to familiarize yourself. Info about the 2012 Kit will be available soon and they’ll go on sale in late-October).
Anyhoo…for the last few days I’ve been testing that recipe and, frankly, I hit a wall with it. It’s almost there but I needed something different today to…I dunno, reset my palate maybe? Anyway, this shake got the job done!
Nik’s Pumpkin Chai Protein Shake
1 c. milk (whatever kind you use)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 pumpkin pie protein shake starter cubes
1 tbsp Davinci sugar-free Chai Concentrate (if you don’t have that, you can also use 2 tsp of sugar-free chai tea mix – I believe General Foods makes it)
Sweetener, to taste
Optional: Whippage and an additional dusting of cinnamon, as shown above
Combine milk, protein powder, shake starters and concentrate in a blender. Mix according to the Triple X Method. Or not. Your choice! NOTE: I’d use a few extra ice cubes in addition to the shake starters personally (2-4 of them).
This was a neat little drink. Very Starbucks-esque, if I do say so myself.
Now…back to those Survival Kits…