Sugar Cookie Protein Shake

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake (gluten free and vegan friendly)

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake
(gluten free and vegan friendly)

 

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake (gluten free and vegan friendly)

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake
(gluten free and vegan friendly)

 

It’s the holiday season and cookies are every where! Every where except this Sugar Cookie Protein Shake, it just tastes like cookie!

Don’t get me wrong I love my cookies and can’t wait to bake and decorated dozens of them this coming weekend but I also try (try being the key word) to keep things balanced during the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Years. Of course I still indulge at holiday gatherings and enjoy my festive coffee drinks and wine (a little more than usual). Luckily I still keep up with my workouts through the holidays to help reduce stress and keep me from going crazy. I actually really look forward to my workouts more this time of year and I also try adding it more “relaxing” or mind clearing exercises this time of year and while in past years it’s been Piyo or yoga I’m obsessed with barre this year. Finally a barre studio opened up a week and a half ago close to me. I have been looking forward to it since October when I bought a month membership. I was in love from that first pre opening class just over a week ago and I went 5 days last week and I’m going 4 times this week while still doing strength and some running. Now if a year ago someone would have told me I would love barre I would have laughed and said I don’t lift baby weights and I’m not a ballerina but amazing things happen when you step out of your comfort zone. With the workouts and added stress (not to mention germs going around) of the holidays nutrition and recovery is important.

 

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake (gluten free and vegan friendly)

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake
(gluten free and vegan friendly)

 

All the running around while it would be easy to just mindlessly grab a cookie or eat cookies because you may have them sitting around I like to whip up a healthy Sugar Cookie Protein Shake! There is also a non protein powder variation. I also like to add in some of my favorite superfoods like maca. I like Vega Performance Protein (gluten free, vegan, plantbased protein) but you can use your favorite vanilla protein. While it isn’t as sweet as a sugar cookie it satisfies my cookie cravings guilt free. Even with the coconut whipped cream and sprinkles. Tis the season right? I’m not a huge whipped cream fan, even though I like coconut whipped cream if I add to much it just fills me up before I get to the shake. I found the perfect solution which is also great for those who want the fun but not the added calories. I just dip the rim of the glass in whipped cream so when I take a sip I get a taste, and the sprinkles have something to stick to! It’s a great shake to shake things up and my daily mint mocha or chocolate peppermint shakes I’ve been having the last couple weeks.

Cheers to the holidays and trying to keep a healthy balance while still enjoying life! It’s only once a year and I plan on enjoying them.

 

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake (gluten free and vegan friendly)

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake
(gluten free and vegan friendly)

 

Sugar Cookie Protein Shake
Makes 1 serving
1- 1 1/2c non dairy milk of choice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (Vega Performance Protein, Vanilla)
2 TBSP rolled oats, gluten free
1/8-1/4 tsp almond extract (3 drops LorAnn Oil)
1c ice cubes
coconut whipped cream and sprinkles, optional (So Delicious Coco Whip)

*I like to also add a superfood boost to mine with gelatinized maca powder (Navitas Naturals).
** For an optional non protein powder version you can sub 2 TBSP cashew butter for the protein powder. If you still want a protein boost you can use a plantbased protein milk like RIPPLE.

 

 

In a Vitamix, or high-speed blender, blend together milk, protein powder, rolled oats, almond extract, and ice cubes until smooth. Dip the rim of your cup in coconut whipped cream, add sprinkles, and pour in shake. Enjoy!

 

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16 Responses to Sugar Cookie Protein Shake

  1. Yes! I’ve made this before and it’s amazing. I love your name for it.
    AZ@…And a Dash of Cinnamon recently posted…Homemade Oil-Free Tahini and DepressionMy Profile

  2. The whipped cream on the edge yum!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Looking Back On My Year in Running 2016My Profile

  3. Love this recipe! So adorable, and I totally agree that workouts are sanity, especially this time of year. And you know I love the ingredients of this recipe, absolutely perfect!

  4. Nice one! Think I’d rather have a cookie Not a smoothie or shake person!
    Rebecca Strength and Sunshine recently posted…Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan)My Profile

  5. Cricket says:

    Now that is my kind of protein shake! Perfect for this time of year!
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  6. Everything about this is right!! I am obsessed with cookie dough so if I can have it in a healthy form I’m all on board!
    Elizabeth Shaw recently posted…Comment on Cinnamon Roll Snack Bites + Tips to Avoid Holiday Hanger! by Sarah- A Whisk and Two WandsMy Profile

  7. This is a protein shake that I just HAVE to try!
    Sharon @What The Fork recently posted…Gluten Free Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins (vegan)My Profile

  8. Alexa says:

    This ever LOOKS like a sugar cookie! I don’t reach for oats for my smoothies often enough. They add such great flavor. SoDelicious coconut whip does, too woot!

  9. Alexa says:

    This even LOOKS like a sugar cookie! I don’t reach for oats for my smoothies often enough. They add such great flavor and creaminess. SoDelicious coconut whip does, too woot!

  10. Ooh, I might need to make this for breakfast! I love a good, sweet, vanilla smoothie in the morning. It will probably be cold around here, but I’ll just snuggle in a blanket while I sip it πŸ™‚
    Alisa Fleming recently posted…Skillet CookiesMy Profile

  11. This looks sooooooo good! I need one now and later. πŸ™‚
    Julie @ Running in a Skirt recently posted…Clean Eating & Vegan Peppermint Nice CreamMy Profile

  12. WHAT!? This sounds amazing! I love the rim of the cup!
    Meg @ With Salt and Wit recently posted…Peppermint Crunch Ice CreamMy Profile

  13. The way you did the whipped cream rim is so adorable! I think I’d do the cashew butter. Yum!
    Jessica @ Nutritioulicious recently posted…By: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate GlazeMy Profile

  14. This is so pretty, it makes me want to drink a protein shake!
    Amanda Kanashiro recently posted…Gluten Free Peppermint SnickerdoodlesMy Profile

  15. Taylor Kiser says:

    Love, love, love this Sugar Cookie Protein Shake! What a great idea to dip the rim of the glass in the whip cream too! I can’t wait to try this!
    Taylor Kiser recently posted…Healthy Champagne Cocktails: Blackberry Raspberry and Mango CoconutMy Profile

  16. Laura says:

    I could totally get my kids to eat more protein if I served it to them in sugar cookie form! This looks so yummy!

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