I’ve been this close to finishing my protein shake recipe book for a long time. Up to now it’s been a collection of recipes. I changed it so that it is a tool that WLS patients can use to really guide their protein drink experiences. It pulls together all the methods for making a protein treat (whether hot, cold or frozen), how to “troubleshoot your shake”…and oh yeah, it’s got even MORE recipes than you can shake a stick at!
Either way, this book will come out this summer. If I win this contest, obviously it’d be a lot easier. I still need to get a cover designed and pay for printing. I’m getting there but I’d love to be finished so that folks can start using it. After all, there’s no excuse for drinking nasty protein shakes!
S’anyway, that’s my song and dance. Here’s the video I made to submit for the contest (and the most candid you will EVER see me. No cutesy poses. No diva-prancing. Just me...and the blender peeps!)
Last time I looked, the top vote getter has over 1,000 votes, so I have a long way to go. As usual, I am the underdog. But that’s ok by me. It makes victory all the more sweet.
Thanks in advance for your help. Now here's the "amped up" recipe:
Nik's Peach Mango Protein Frozen Pops
6 oz. unflavored Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
1 c. really ripe mango, diced
1 c. really ripe peach, diced (I used fresh for both)
2 scoops vanilla or unflavored protein powder
1/2 stick sugar-free orange drink mix
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 oz. water
no-calorie sweetener, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix well.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
WARNING: If you can't handle high volumes of fruit, this is not the pop for you. But fear not! I am building a repertoire of alternatives and there's more to come!