Protein is an essential part of any bariatric diet. Not only does it keep you feeling full and satisfied, but it also fuels your body and keeps your hair, skin and nails healthy. In a bariatric diet, women should consume 60 to 80 grams a day while men should have 80 to 100 grams a day. While consuming foods like lean meats, chicken or fish are great choices, protein shakes are another strong option that are quick and easy to make when on the go.

We rang in the Autumn season with a demonstration that introduced two fall-inspired protein shakes to our patients: Apple Pie and Pumpkin Spice. Both shakes used Celebrate High Protein Vanilla Powder.  While our patients enjoyed both shakes, after a vote, pumpkin spice won 9 to 1.  Here’s the recipes for you to try at home:

 

Apple Pie Protein Shake (Makes 1 Serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (2 scoops Celebrate High Protein Vanilla used for demo)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup sliced apple
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)
  • Ice (add amount for desired consistency)

Directions: Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

Nutrition Facts           
Calories: 325
Fat: 13.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
Dietary Fiber: 10 grams
Protein: 32 grams

Nutrition Facts (without almond butter) 

Calories: 230
Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 23 grams
Dietary Fiber: 8.5 grams
Protein: 28.5 grams

 

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake (Makes 1 Serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (2 scoops Celebrate High Protein Vanilla used for demo)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice (add amount for desired consistency)

Directions: Blend all ingredients in blender

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 205
Fat: 4.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Dietary Fiber: 10 grams
Protein: 28 grams

 

Which shake is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us!

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