How To Make A Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake

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Last month I wrote How To Make A Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake, but like many of you, I’ve experienced pumpkin everything overload, and now the very thought of pumpkin makes me sick. As Jay Z says, “onto the next one.” Gingerbread cookies…new obsession. It’s pretty much Subway’s fault. Right when I’m about to pay one afternoon, I noticed Gingerbread Cookies by the register, and decided to try one….which led to a daily obsession. How can you turn an unhealthy habit into a healthy one? It wasn’t long before I started brainstorming how to turn this into a post-workout protein shake.

If you’re wondering how to make a Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake, you can use a Vanilla whey protein, but I found Elite makes a great flavor called Cinnamon Bun, which works perfect. Then, of course, you just need the staples of a gingerbread cookie like ground ginger and molasses. Watch the video below to learn more:

Here is a list of the full ingredients you’ll need to make a gingerbread cookie protein shake:

1. 6-8 cubes of ice
2. 1 1/2 cups of water
3. Elite Whey Protein Cinnamon Bun (or a Vanilla protein will work as well)
4. 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
5. 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
6. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
7. 1/2 tbsp. molasses

I noticed Torani makes a sugar free gingerbread syrup, and I use their other sugar free syrups to boost the flavor of my other protein shakes.

All in all, it’s a healthy post-workout shake:
50 grams protein, 14 grams of carbs, 9 grams sugar, 3 grams fat

So go ahead and indulge this holiday season. No need to be a Scrooge to your own body!

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5 Responses to How To Make A Gingerbread Cookie Protein Shake

  1. Joe Bennett December 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Do you think you could use any other flavors of protein and get the same taste? Or somehow replace the cinnabon flavor with a different ingredient? Btw I somehow came across your site and I love it dude. I lift and I’m a believer and I consider myself a good guy and so I just love your blogs and read all of them.

    • Kris Wolfe December 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Thanks Joe for the good feedback! I think Vanilla will work great as well. If you’re adding ground cinnamon, it will give it a similar flavor. Let me know how it turns out.

  2. Julie Wolfe December 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    Your grandpa Koerkenmeier would be so proud of you using molasses. He used molasses on everything and had a spare jar in case he ran out! Of course he wasn’t into healthy stuff, but I’m sure he would enjoy your shake!

  3. Amino Prime December 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Can you guide me that what will be the results if i use your recipe early in the morning even before having the breakfast? I think while taking it with empty stomach it will be more effective. Waiting anxiously for your reply. By the way thanks for this recipe.

    • Kris Wolfe December 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      It depends what your goals are. What time do you train? If you train in the morning and your goal is to lose body fat, maybe even some weight, then training while fasting may be ideal. I’m not that disciplined though lol, so yeah, I do drink my shakes in the morning.

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