Dessert Protein Smoothies – Blueberry Cheesecake & Apple Pie Shakes

I have a sweet tooth as I’m sure many of us do. The problem with a sweet tooth is that it doesn’t care if we are trying to lean out or pack on a few pounds. Instead of working against the body to force our will on it, here are a couple of sweet and tasty protein smoothies that won’t hurt your waistline.

These smoothies pack a protein punch, minimal fat but with all the flavor of those belt-busting desserts.

I used Kefir with these recipes because it adds creaminess to virtually any recipe and is a great low-fat way to boost protein content in whatever you make.

More on Kefir –
It’s prepared by inoculating cow, goat or sheep’s milk with kefir grains. The “grains” are the product of combining bacteria and yeasts in a protein, sugar and fat grouping and what results are grains that resemble cauliflower. There is good news for those who have issues digesting dairy products; as research suggests kefir is well tolerated by those who are lactose intolerant.

On to the recipes!

Blueberry Cheesecake SmoothieBlueberry Cheesecake Shake
Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients:
8 oz. Kefir, plain & fat-free
½ cup Ricotta cheese, fat-free
1 scoop ProV60, Vanilla
½ cup Blueberries, frozen

Method of Preparation

1. Combine all ingredients into blender and liquefy for about 45 seconds, or until all blueberries have been incorporated into mixture.

Nutrition Information
397 Calories

62g Protein, 25g Carbohydrates, 3.5g Fat
Apple-Pie SmoothieApple Pie Smoothie

Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients:

8 oz. Kefir, plain and fat-free
½ cup Ricotta cheese
1 scoop ProV60, Vanilla
3 Tbs. Apple sauce
½ tsp. Cinnamon
¼ tsp. Nutmeg
½ cup crushed ice

Method of Preparation

1. Stir apple sauce into Kefir and let set for about 5 minutes.
2. In a blender, combine Kefir mixture and remaining ingredients and blend for about 45 seconds, or until ice has been dispersed throughout the shake.

Nutrition Information
482 Calories

53g Protein; 44g Carbohydrates; 3.5g Fat

Johnathan Zamora
The Fit Chef

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