Raspberry Mocha Protein Shake

Accio coffee shake! 

 

Two things I love in one picture: Harry Potter and COFFEE.  It's gorgeous.

 

 

 

This recipe comes from the Gourmet Nutrition by Precision Nutrition.  When I got the book, this was the first recipe I made and I made it several more times after.  It's a really great fuel-up after a training session and packs a whopping 32g of protein (small) and 64g for a large size. With approximately 290 calories and 589 calories respectively, it works best as a meal replacement if you're trying to lose or maintain weight.  If not, it can be a healthy way to increase protein and calorie levels without "dirty bulking."

 

I was also pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the cottage cheese addition. I thought it would be weird (I kinda have a weird thing with cottage cheese where I sometimes like it and sometimes it freaks me out. I don't know, I'm sorry I don't have better reasoning about it).  It actually added a really nice depth of flavor as well as great consistency and a lot more protein!

 

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. Hot water  

1 tsp. Instant coffee

3 Ice cubes

1 cup Low-fat milk, or milk alternative (I used unsweetened coconut milk)

1 cup Low-fat cottage cheese

1 cup Frozen raspberries

1 scoop (or 25g equivalent) Chocolate protein powder

 

Additional: 

The original recipe calls for 2 Tbsp. of blanched almonds and 1 tsp. fish oil but I omitted those. You, of course, can add them if you wish.

 

Directions:

Mix instant coffee and 1 tablespoon of hot water in a coffee cup.  Add the ice cubes to chill the coffee, it only takes about a minute or less.  Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Serves 1 large or 2 small.  

 

Protein power up! Enjoy! 

 

 

Sources:

Berardi, J., Williams, M., & Andrew, K. (2007) Gourmet nutrition. Canada: Precision Nutrition.

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