Twinkie Protein Freeze + More Low-Calorie Shake Recipes Inspired by Childhood Favorites

Oct 15 2020
Just because summer's over doesn't mean you can’t still enjoy delicious frozen drinks! This is one of my favorites… It’s inspired by sweet snack cakes from my childhood, but it’s WAY better for you. Just six main ingredients. (Ice doesn’t count.) Whip it up!
Lisa :)


Hungry Girl's Healthy Twinkie Protein Shake Recipe

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Entire recipe: 139 calories, 6g total fat (4g sat fat), 132mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 11g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Click here to see Lisa make it on Facebook, and click here for YouTube!

Prep: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. (1 scoop) Tera's Whey Bourbon Vanilla Whey Protein (or another vanilla protein powder with similar stats)

1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer

2 packets no-calorie sweetener


1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 1/2 cups crushed ice (about 12 ice cubes)

2 tbsp. light whipped topping (thawed from frozen)

Optional: 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum powder (like the kind by Anthony's)

Directions:

In a tall glass, combine protein powder, creamer, sweetener, and vanilla extract. (Add xanthan gum, if using.) Add 3 oz. hot water, and stir to dissolve.

Transfer mixture to a blender. Add almond milk and ice. Blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.

Pour half of the blended drink into the tall glass. Top with whipped topping, followed by the rest of the drink.

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG FYI: The xanthan gum makes shakes even thicker and creamier!

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