Apple Cinnamon Protein Shake

Apple Cinnamon Protein Shake

Apple Cinnamon Protein Shake

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Here is a super simple shake that’s ideal for a quick post workout refuel chug. Having a travel blender is golden so I don’t even have to wait the 7 minutes it takes to get home to refuel post workout. I bring a knife to cut the apple, the blender, and all of the powdered ingredients in a small jar or Tupperware.

Ingredients:

1 apple
¼ tsp cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla whey protein
1 packet stevia, 2-3 packets of Monk Fruit sweetener (I like my stuff sweet!)
½ tsp xanthan gum

Directions:

Slice up the apple and put into the blender. Add a little water, the powdered ingredients, then add the rest of the water to hold down the powdered ingredients so they don’t stick all over the top of the blender. I add xanthan gum to increase the ‘full feeling’ factor. I’ve researched it thoroughly and the only people that shouldn’t take it are infants and those with a wheat, corn, or soy allergy. It is a polysaccharide composed of glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid. Be careful not to use too much (anything more than 1 tsp) or it gets too stiff. It technically has no calories because it’s all fiber.

Servings: 5

Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories: 165
Protein: 20g
Carbs: 22g
Sugars: 16g
Fiber: 4g

(If Adding Xanthan Gum)
Calories: 182
Protein: 20g
Carbs: 30g
Sugars: 16g
Fiber: 12g