Holiday Dessert Protein Shakes

UFC GYM Team
health

Looking to add some seasonal flavor to your day while staying on track with your nutrition and fitness goals? Try one of these protein shake recipes inspired by holiday desserts to celebrate the season.

There are many protein powder options available on the market. Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? UFC GYM recommends dotFIT as a great starting point. Have questions? dotFit is stocked in UFC GYM Signature Clubs. Talk to a coach for recommendations based on your goals.

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THE RECIPES


PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SHAKE

Ingredients:
8 oz almond or coconut milk
½ cup of canned pumpkin
1 serving of vanilla protein powder (Try dotFit's Whey Smooth Vanilla Crème!)
½ medium banana
¼ tsp of pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp of cinnamon


CARAMEL APPLE PROTEIN SHAKE

Ingredients:
½ - 1 cup of water or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ cup applesauce
1 serving of vanilla protein powder
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp caramel extract
½ cup of ice
¼ tsp sweetener of choice *optional
Sprinkle cinnamon to taste


GINGERBREAD PROTEIN SHAKE

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 serving of chocolate or vanilla protein powder
1 large sliced banana (tip: use a frozen banana. Peel and slice it before freezing.)
½ cup frozen cauliflower
1 tbsp cashew or almond butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger


In a rush? Keep it simple with this Apple Spice Protein Shake. Load up your UFC GYM Blender Bottle, shake, and go!

APPLE SPICE PROTEIN SHAKE

Ingredients:
8 oz apple juice
1 serving vanilla protein powder
½ tsp cinnamon
Shake and go!


Pro Tips:

  • Choose your favorite protein powder brand, but don’t forget to read the nutrition facts label and check for added sugar.
  • Want your protein shake to have a creamier consistency? Add yogurt or avocado.
  • Trim calories by replacing the milk with water.
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