Strawberry Shortcake Protein Shake (featuring BiPro Strawberry)

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So if you read my product review for BiPro Strawberry the one, resounding message was that I’m not that fond of strawberry protein shakes.

I must say…this might be the exception.

And no I’m not just saying that because I love me some BiPro (although I do). I did actually, genuinely enjoy this shake!

It was so easy too!

You guys! Do you know how much you have taught me about protein shakes in the last 8 years? Seriously. Since the publishing of The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Perfect Protein Shakes five years ago (yes, five!) you all have written in to me with a bunch of tips and tricks about protein shakes. And I’ve been listening!

One thing you have to understand about my approach to shakes is that I came into the shake game in a very different place than it is now. Basically most protein powders were for bodybuilders (meaning high carb, muscle-bulking powders). There were a few companies that did protein for weight loss and their flavors were limited mainly to chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. I think that’s sort of why it was a godsend for me to find BiPro unflavored. I could change it into whatever I wanted it to be.

Nowadays? Shoo! You’ve got protein powder flavors in darn near anything you like including savory flavors! (Seriously…I would have given my right arm and my youngest child for a savory protein supplement when I was a new post-op!)

S’anyway I say all that to say that my approach to shakes has been evolving. I plan to include some of that evolution in a refresh of the protein shake book (probably coming your way in 2017 but I know better than to tempt the gods after the zoodle book). This shake reflects well how my approach has changed.

Simplicity! I’m all about it. At the height of things I had 36 bottles of various sugar-free syrups. (36!) I tossed most of them, mainly because they were way past expiration and I hadn’t even used half of them. I’m thinking of buying a few of the bottles that I absolutely love, but placing a cap on the number I can own (to like…three, maybe?).

But simplicity is top of mind these days. What can I do to my shake with what I already have in my pantry? That’s where the inspiration for this shake cake from.

Well…that and I love strawberry shortcake. The food. Although I also love the cartoon!

This shake has just a few simple ingredients. The crux of this, though, is the sugar-free shortbread cookie crumble. Now don’t freak out about this, ok? It’s one cookie that you are crumbling up. Just one! The others you put someplace way up high so you don’t think about them too much. Or give them to your spouse. That seems to be a popular strategy.

At any rate, this is a shake where I highly recommend using the Triple X Method to get a super-thick shake. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

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And of course I would be remiss not to tell you that the shake book has lots more ideas for how to make deliciously healthy, crave-worthy protein shakes that will ensure your weight loss journey is never boring. Get yours today!

I want it!

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Shake
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A protein shake for the perfect summertime dessert. This shake features BiPro USA strawberry whey protein and few simple ingredients to create a desserty shake you can have any day you like!
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Strawberry Shortcake Protein Shake
Print Recipe
A protein shake for the perfect summertime dessert. This shake features BiPro USA strawberry whey protein and few simple ingredients to create a desserty shake you can have any day you like!
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
0 minutes 0 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Combine milk, protein, vanilla, strawberries, and sweetener (if using) in a blender. Blend for a full minute.
  2. Add ice cubes and blend another minute, until smooth.
  3. Pour in a cup and top with cookie crumbles. You can also top with a dab of whipped cream, if desired.
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6 comments

  1. Question for the Foodies… I’m new at all of this. How is the meal replacement shakes powder different from the protein powders talked about in Nikki’s receipes? And does anyone ever use collagen powder (unflavored) in receipes? Thanks.

    • Meal replacement powders are simply protein powders with more calories (and usually more fat/carbs) than low-cal powders. They work much in the same way as regular powders and really the only adjustment is to the # of calories is in your shake. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you Nikki.

        What about the use of collagen type protein powder. Have you used this in recipes?

        • Hey there! Collagen protein is great for hair and nails, but I’ve always been told it’s insufficient for our protein goals. Be sure to check with your dietitian to see how it should fit into your eating plan! As for me, I have alopecia totalis and have long since lost most of my hair so I don’t immediately reach for products that encourage hair growth. My nails are holding up ok. So I just stick with my whey isolate protein. Can’t wait to hear what you find out about this!

  2. Hi Nikki and other Foodies. For those interested here are two articles sent to me by my RD about collagen. The second articles compares collegan vs whey proteins.

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/13711509-collagen-vs-whey-protein-which-is-best-for-you/

    and

    http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20191212/collagen-supplements-what-the-research-shows

    I found this information interesting.

  3. PAULETTE WILLIAMS

    Hi my name is Paulette, I’m new to this and I’m having problems with drinking protein shakes are trying to try new stuff so I can get my protein in everyday. I went out and buy some premier protein shakes before my surgery, but now its very hard for me to drink after I had my surgery . and I brought the dry protein mix to use I thought I can mix it in with my eggs or foods but I don’t like the texture of it. Please I need help I have to get up to 100 grams a day .

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