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I just made a protein shake I found on The World According to Eggface. It was sooo good. Just a few more days than I can start soft foods. I can’t wait to experiment but, I think the first thing I will have is an egg. Most likely, some tomago from the local sushi place.

For the recipe (below), I substituted Hood Calorie Countdown milk for the vanilla soy milk and used Smuckers sugar free raspberry preservers instead of strawberry. I wasn’t in the mood for a thick shake so I omitted the ice.

Shelly’s PB&J Protein Shake

1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (you can use ANY milk or milk/water combo. I’m a soy girl)
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Raspberry Syrup
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Strawberry Jam (I used Smucker’s Simply Fruit)
1 Tablespoon PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter (or regular Peanut Butter)
3-4 Ice Cubes

Whiz in blender till smooth. Top with Sugar Free Land o Lakes Whipped Cream, optional.

(Source: http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2010/01/pb-my-way.html)


Raspberry Smoothie/shake

I decided to play around with ingredients in making a protein shake without using protein powder. I have nothing against protein powder, naturally, but I am getting tired of the ones I have. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures but it turned out to be a rather pretty shade of pink. Here’s what I did.

  • 1 cup Hood Calorie Countdown Milk – 8g of protein 3g of carbs
  • 1/2 cup Breakstone Cottage Cheese , 2% milkfat – 11g of protein 6g of carbs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 package sugar free raspberry jello – negligible protein, and carbs

I am not watching my calories TOO closely right now as I get so few during a day. My main concern is keeping my carbs below 50. I did not count net carbs in the above, just the total.

I mixed together the milk and cottage cheese with my immersion blender until the cottage cheese was no longer lumpy. Then, I added in the vanilla and the sugar free jello. The end result was quite tasty and a small departure on what I’ve been drinking. 19 grams of protein is respectable as most of my protein powders have around 20 per serving. This one is a definite ‘do again’ and I’ll be doing more experimenting with ingredients.