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!