5 Protein-Packed Treats That Taste Like a Milkshake

5 Protein-Packed Treats That Taste Like a Milkshake

Sometimes| there’s nothing like a tall| frosty milkshake to cool you off in the Summer heat| but at over 500 empty calories (not to mention all that sugar and fat)| one milkshake can be the undoing of your hard work. If you find yourself hitting the drive-through regularly| quench your thirst and cravings instead with a protein shake that will fill you up with healthy nutrients. Trust us| you won’t even miss your normal indulgence.

| Chocolate Banana Shake

This protein-packed chocolate banana shake doubles as a PMS-buster. Bananas and cashews offer magnesium to help ease cramps| while the healthy fats in avocado add a milkshake-like creaminess that also may reduce PMS symptoms.

| Frothy Protein Shake

For a creamy| frothy consistency that just may trick your taste buds into thinking they’re getting the real deal| play with this frothy protein milkshake recipe from blogger Dashing Dish. The secret? Cottage cheese| lots of ice| and a little bit of xanthan gum| a thickener that you can find in the gluten-free section of most grocery stores.

| Vegan Chocolate Shake

This vegan chocolate shake is as thick and creamy as its non-vegan siblings| but the dairy-free version is full of much healthier ingredients| like cashews| almond butter| and avocado. If there’s not enough protein in this one| add a scoop of your favorite vegan chocolate protein powder and play around with the amount of liquid and sweetener until you get the right consistency and taste.

| Vegan Vanilla Shake

Rather go for a vanilla shake? This vanilla protein milkshake is also vegan u2014 the secret is silken tofu| which whips up into a frothy| dreamy consistency that you’ll crave.

| Banana Bread Smoothie

Craving something comforting? This high-protein banana bread smoothie hits all your frozen dessert needs. At over 34 grams of protein| it can actually help you lose weight| which certainly isn’t the case with most desserts.