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Healthy Holiday Protein Drink Recipes

From the office to the get-togethers with family and friends, the holidays are notorious for unhealthy treats. While there isn’t a problem with indulging now and then, during the holidays the temptations can run high, and things can quickly get out of hand. Next thing you know you feel heavy, bloated and your pants are feeling tighter.

Healthy Holiday Protein Drink RecipesThe key is to find a way to find something that tastes like the holidays but won’t set you back. Luckily, we have some delicious smoothie recipes to share with you. This holiday season tame your sweet tooth with these healthy holiday protein drink recipes.

1. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:

• ½ cup of pumpkin puree
• 1 cup of milk (any kind: almond, rice, coconut, etc.)
• 1 tbsp. of your choice of nut butter (cashew, almond, etc.)
• ½ tsp of cinnamon
• ½ tsp of vanilla extract
• ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
• A dash of clove
• 1-2 tbsp. of Greek yogurt (optional)
• 1-2 scoops of protein powder (your choice, but aim for non-flavored or vanilla flavored)

Directions:

1. Add ingredients into a blender
2. Blend until combined and smooth
3. Adjust as needed
4. Sprinkle top with nutmeg and cinnamon

2. Eggnog Protein Shake

Ingredients:

• 1 cup of milk (any kind: almond, rice, coconut, etc.)
• 5 pitted dates (make sure the pits are removed!)
• 1 tsp of imitation rum (for flavor)
• 1 tbsp. of your choice of nut butter (cashew, almond, etc.)
• ¼ tsp of ground nutmeg
• ½ tsp of vanilla extract
• 2-3 tbsp. of protein powder (your choice, but aim for non-flavored or vanilla flavored)

Directions:

1. Add ingredients into a high-speed blender (needed to break up the dates)
2. Blend until combined and smooth
3. Adjust as needed
4. Sprinkle top with nutmeg

3. Matcha Protein Shake

Ingredients:

• Handful of ice
• ½ cup of coconut water
• ½ cup of milk (any kind: almond, rice, coconut, etc.)
• 2-3 tbsp. of protein powder (your choice, but aim for non-flavored or vanilla flavored)
• 1 banana
• 1 cup of kale
• 2 tsp of matcha green tea powder
• ½ tsp of vanilla extract
• ½ tsp of maple syrup or honey

Directions:

1. Add ingredients into a high-speed blender
2. Blend until combined and smooth
3. Adjust as needed

4. Nut Butter Protein Shake

Ingredients:

• Handful of ice
• 1 cup of milk (any kind: almond, rice, coconut, etc.)
• 1 banana
• 2 tbsp. of your choice of nut butter (cashew, almond, etc.)
• 1 tsp of maple syrup or honey
• 2-3 tbsp. of chocolate protein powder
• 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Add ingredients into a high-speed blender
2. Blend until combined and smooth
3. Adjust as needed