Creamy Lemonade Protein Shake

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This is such a fabulous summer snack!  I saw it while watching Studio 5 one day and knew I had to try it.  It’s super simple to throw together, it’s low fat, and tastes VERY light and fresh.  The lemon taste is distinct and, being a fan of lemon flavored foods, I was in love.  And, not that all food needs to look pretty, I loved how the specks of lemon zest made this look so appealing.  This might just become my afternoon snack for the entire summer!

One thing to take note of is that I used a protein powder that had about 22 grams of protein (0 carbs) and 100 calories per scoop.  Thus, the nutritional information reflects that.  If you’re trying to match the nutritional information, you’ll want to use a protein powder that is close to that.  If not, adjust your calorie count accordingly.

Also, I used 1 individual-sized packet of Stevia for sweetener and it turned out great.  Again, this may need to be adjusted for you based on how sweet you like your shake.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Creamy Lemonade Protein Shake
Adapted from Studio 5

1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup 1% milk
sweetener, to taste (I used Stevia)
fresh juice from 1/2 lemon
zest from 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt
1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
ice, to desired consistency

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Serves 1.

Nutritional Information Per Shake
Calories:  184
Protein:  31.4g
Carbs:  10.6g
Fat:  1.7g (1.1g = Sat.)
Fiber:  0.1g
Sugars:  7.4g

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