For as many vanilla protein shakes and smoothies that you can find online and in stores...
I've never truly found one that stands out to me.
The only vanilla shakes I really like are the ones you get from an actual smoothie or ice cream shop ... and we all know those aren't necessarily the most healthy, or goal-oriented smoothies you can buy.
They taste great though!
Well, what if there was a vanilla smoothie recipe that not only tasted like milkshake ... but can also help you reach your fitness goals?
There is! It's a recipe I've spent a long time trying to perfect, and I know you're going to love it.
I'll let you be the judge though.
I won't keep you waiting any longer ... here's my go-to healthy vanilla protein shake recipe that's to die for...
Vanilla Protein Shake Recipe
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tsp of honey
- 1 scoop of Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream
Before you start making the recipe, gather all of the ingredients and a blender.
1. Put all of the ingredients in the blender: the almond milk, ice, banana, honey, and scoop of Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream.
2. Blend the ingredients together on high for 30 seconds to a minute (or until you achieve the desired consistency).
3. Pour the smoothie into a cup and enjoy!
Macros Per Serving:
If you're looking to add some more calories to your shake, or if you want just a little more flavor ... you may consider adding one of these toppings!
Just make sure that you are adding the toppings to your macros. Here are some of my personal favorites:
- Sliced Banana
- White chocolate chips
- Coconut shavings
- Crushed Oreo
- Peanut butter/Nut butter
Who is This Shake Good For?
This vanilla protein shake is a great option for a lot of people. If your goal is to lose body fat, it has a good amount of protein and only 329 calories.
On top of that, this shake is very low in fat (at only 5g per shake).
If your goal is to gain lean muscle mass, you may consider adding some more calories to this shake. It still has a good amount of protein for those looking to build muscle, but certainly doesn't have a bunch of calories.
After all, you need to eat more calories than you burn to gain weight. You may want to add some more carbs and fats to the shake if that is your goal.
Is This Shake Vegan Friendly?
This shake is NOT vegan friendly. The Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream has milk in it.
However, if you're looking to make it a vegan shake, you can substitute Level-1 for Vegan Power Pro Vanilla Creme! Vegan Power Pro is a plant-based protein powder that tastes just as good for this vanilla protein shake.
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