Our dietitians stress the importance of consuming protein at all your meals.  Not only does it help to keep you feeling full and satisfied, but it also fuels your body and keeps your hair, skin and nails healthy. After weight loss surgery,  women should consume 60 to 80 grams a day while men should have 80 to 100 grams a day. While healthy foods such as 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.

 

At New Jersey Bariatric Center, we welcomed the spring season with a protein shake sampling in our Springfield office. Patients sampled  two fun and creative protein shakes – coffee and, peanut butter and jelly (PB&J). Both shakes were made with Celebrate High Protein Vanilla Powder. After several servings, our patients’ favorite choice was clear.  The , PB&J shake won by a landslide! Many patients asked for the recipe so we thought it best to share it in our blog.

Here are the recipes for you to try at home or in your office:

Coffee Protein Shake (Makes 1 Serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder* (2 scoops Celebrate High Protein Vanilla used for demo)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk**
  • 1/4 frozen banana (around 5 slices)
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup ice (you can increase or decrease this amount for desired consistency)

Directions:

  1. Make the coffee the night before and place in the refrigerator to chill overnight
  2. Blend all ingredients together in a blender.

Nutrition Facts           

Calories: 190
Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 16 grams
Dietary Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 27 grams

Peanut Butter and Jelly 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
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup ice (you can increase or decrease amount for desired consistency)

Directions: Blend all ingredients in blender

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 315
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Dietary Fiber: 11 grams
Protein: 32 grams

PLEASE NOTE: The coffee protein shake recipe contains caffeinated coffee and banana while the PB&J protein shake recipe contains peanut butter and frozen berries. Both shakes contain ALMOND MILK and WHEY PROTEIN POWDER. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to any of these ingredients, we do not recommend that you try the recipe.

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