Cinnamon Bun Protein Shake

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I love this shake! I have this at least once a day while I’m cutting weight. It keeps me full, satisfies my sweet tooth, and gives me the protein I need to build and keep muscle. My favorite part about this shake is that you can adapt it anyway that you want to make it satisfy your cravings.

You can make an eggnog-flavored shake if you swap out imitation butter and cinnamon for imitation rum and nutmeg. This simple swap makes the shake take on a totally different, and yummy, flavor.

Swap the protein flavor for chocolate, add chocolate flavored pudding instead of vanilla, and maybe even a touch of cocoa powder for a brownie batter shake.

Take out the cinnamon, use regular vanilla protein and voila! You’ve got a cake batter shake. Add sprinkles and you’re on the funfetti bus to heaven!

I like to use the meals function in myfitnesspal to track this shake so that I can make these swaps on the fly without having to add each ingredient separately. If you’ve never used the meals function, you’re missing out. This is a myfitnesspal hack that I love, because I usually end up eating the same things, but on occasion, I’ll need to modify something. For instance, sometimes the grocery store only has lowfat cottage cheese. It’s not a huge deal, I can make an adjustment elsewhere in my diet to account for a little extra fat and the resulting protein shake is EXTRA creamy and delicious!! But to log it, all I have to do is add the meal I created and swap out a single ingredient.

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screen-shot-2016-09-17-at-9-04-57-amYou can find the My Meals tab under Food in myfitnesspal.com. To add a meal, you can enter all the items in your food diary and then click Quick Tools -> Remember Meal. I like to add recipes for things that I know will always be the same recipe, screen-shot-2016-09-17-at-9-05-23-ambut for this shake in particular, I find myself swapping out ingredients and because I am swapping ingredients,
I think the meal function is better, because it will display each ingredient and I can make little adjustments on the fly.
So if I run out of a certain protein, I can swap it out on the fly instead of making an entirely new recipe, which would be a pain in the butt.
If I already have the recipe, I would hit Add Food and then choose the Meals tab and find the shake, and select Add Checked after I toggle the check mark next to the item I want to add.

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When I originally made this recipe, I had ON whey protein. I don’t think I’ve used that kind since, but it’s a cinch to swap it out for PE Science. I just click the red circle with a minus key on the right hand side of the ingredient I need to remove and then click Add Food and add in the appropriate ingredient.

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Boom. Just like that. I’ve altered a recipe to account for what I actually had on hand. I didn’t add the xanthan gum but I could very easily here too.

This protein shake recipe is originally from www.dashingdish.com Check her out!! She has tons of creative and amazing-tasting recipes that will help you reach your goals.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Cinnamon Bun Protein Shake
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Ooey gooey cinnamon bun flavor without any guilt!
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1 5 minutes
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Cinnamon Bun Protein Shake
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Ooey gooey cinnamon bun flavor without any guilt!
Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
1 5 minutes
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  1. Add all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
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