S’mores Protein Shake

When I think of s’mores, I remember warm summer nights with family and friends gathered around a glowing campfire, a blanket of stars overhead, and laughter. Each person held a long skewer with a fluffy white marshmallow or two speared at one end, practicing their unique method of toasting them over the flames. As a kid, I always let mine catch fire (who didn’t?) and then quickly blew them out. I’ve since changed my technique to gently toast the exterior to an even caramel color without the char.

Next came the magic part, where we placed those gooey toasted marshmallows between two graham crackers with a slab of chocolate. I loved how the chocolate and marshmallow would melt together and get all over my hands as I ate the whole thing as quickly as possible, eager to put more marshmallows on my spear and make another. After all, s’more is a contraction of “some more!”

I still love the evocative flavor of s’mores, but I don’t want to eat an actual s’more every day. That’s where this recipe for S’mores Protein Shake comes in. It captures the summer’s iconic flavor, and I can drink one every day if I so desire.

A scoop of Chocolate Shakeology gives the S’mores Protein Shake a rich, chocolaty flavor, vanilla extract stands in for the sweet marshmallow, and real graham cracker crumbs blended into the shake and sprinkled on top are the finishing touch.

Smores Protein Shake Recipe

S’mores Protein Shake

Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Chocolate Shakeology)
2 tsp. ground whole wheat graham cracker crumbs, divided use
1 cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place almond milk, extract, protein powder, 1 tsp. graham cracker crumbs, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a serving glass and garnish with remaining 1 tsp. graham cracker crumbs; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 228
Total Fat: 6 g
Total Carbs: 22 g (Fiber: 7 g; Sugars: 7 g)
Protein: 18 g

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