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with a cherry on top

It may only be a few days after Thanksgiving but the feel of Christmas is already in the air. The first thing that comes to mind is how to add a little festive flare to that ordinary, everyday protein shake.

My grandchildren are like me, a shake just isn't a shake without a cherry on top. That can also include protein shakes.

The old saying, "You eat with your eyes first" goes a long way with protein shakes, too. So if adding a little whip and red cherry on top makes those shakes a little more inviting, I say go for it. I've said it before, and it's worth repeating, eating after weight loss surgery is a lifestyle not a diet. 

So I thought we could start off the season with a very merry protein shake recipe...with a cherry on top! Enjoy!

I begin with the Basic Protein Shake Recipe

Basic Recipe 

  •  ½  cup skim, 2% milk, soy milk or water
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Sugar substitute to taste

Then add Flavoring ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

You can also add a little cocoa if you like chocolate! and of course, a little whip and don't forget...a bright red cherry! 

Blend and serve

You are on your way to a very Merry Christmas!

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