I wasn’t really feelin’ the whole What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) thing today, so we’re skipping it this week. AKA I forgot to take photos of all my food yesterday. My eats weren’t anything spectacular or out of the ordinary, so don’t worry, you aren’t missing anything.
Instead, I’m going to share a super-amazing-delicious-fantastic-yummy protein shake I made for you. Actually, it was for me, but you get what I mean. We’ll get to that in just a sec.
Fitfluential gave me the opportunity to try out this amazing box of goodness from Designer Whey, and you better believe I am enjoying every bit of it. Designer Whey makes some of my top favorite protein powders and protein packed snacks. I love their bars (especially heated up in the microwave for a few seconds!), and their “Protein 2GO” packets are perfect for a post workout refresher. I also love that their protein powder is made with all natural ingredients, is low in calories and sugar, and is high in protein.
The thing that really caught my eye in the box of goodness was one of their protein powders I had never tried before – the vanilla almond flavor.
Have you ever had a sugar cookie with a little bit of almond flavoring to it? Maybe just me? One of our family friends makes these incredible melt-in-your-mouth almond sugar cookies every year around Christmas time, and I immediately thought of them when I tried this vanilla almond protein powder for the first time.
Along with my Designer Whey goodies, I was also given a few coupons to try out Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt. Ever heard of it? Yeah, me neither. But now that I’ve tried it, I love it. Like, love, love, LOVE it. I’ll get back to the yogurt in a sec, but obviously yogurt + protein powder = shake, so that’s exactly what I did.
Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie Protein Shake
Servings: Makes 1 shake
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 scoop Designer Whey Vanilla Almond Whey Protein Powder
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1 cup Pure Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon chia seed
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- handful of ice cubes
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Mmmmm those vanilla almond sugar cookies I was talking about? This tastes just like ‘em – except in milkshake form.
Even better? This little shake is chalk full of protein (~30 grams!), low in sugar, and fills you right up!
So back to the yogurt. Let me just tell you how stellar this stuff is (yes, I did in fact just say “stellar”). Icelandic yogurt is strained yogurt, similar to Greek yogurt, except it’s even thicker with more protein! Didn’t know that was possible, but yep, it is! Smari Icelandic Yogurt is made in Wisconsin with organic milk from grass-fed cows. It’s also only made with real ingredients and no added artificial stuff. The fruit is preservative free and is sweetened with organic cane sugar. Can’t get much better than that. It truly is SO creamy and delicious!
Two things you should do today: make the shake and buy the yogurt. Just sayin’.
Have a good one!
Have you ever tried Designer Whey products? If so, what are your favorites?
Please tell me you’ve tried an almond sugar cookie before?
Disclaimer: I was provided the Designer Whey products and Smari Organic Icelandic Yogurt for free of charge through Fitfluential in return for a review post. However, ALL thoughts and opinions are my own! I truly do love both of these brands and their products.