Mixed Berry Protein Popsicles

These popsicles are a blast of berry flavor with sweet blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries and a hint of tart cranberry.

Mixed Berry Protein Popsicles Recipe

Mixed Berry Protein Popsicles

Total Time: 4 hrs. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings, 1 pop each

Ingredients:
¾ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
½ cup fresh or unsweetened frozen raspberries
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup fresh or unsweetened frozen blackberries
1 scoop Tropical Strawberry Shakeology (or sub your favorite brand of protein powder)

Preparation:
1. Place cranberry juice, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and Shakeology in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour mixture evenly into four ice pop molds; freeze for at least four hours, or until set.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 90
Total Fat: 1 g
Total Carbs: 16 g (Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 11 g)
Protein: 5 g

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Cherry Limeade Shakeology

Sonic might have been the original inspiration for many Cherry Limeade recipes, but Beachbody has created its own spin on the drink by turning it into a Greenberry Shakeology smoothie. A little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of yum.

Cherry Limeade Shakeology Recipe

Cherry Limeade Shakeology

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

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
½ cup frozen unsweetened black cherries, pitted
½ cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place water, lime juice, lemon juice, Shakeology, cherries, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 180
Total Fat: 1 g
Total Carbs: 25 g (Fiber: 6 g; Sugars: 15 g)
Protein: 18 g

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Iced Mocha Protein Shake

This protein shake recipe tastes like a frozen coffee drink from your favorite coffee shop, but ours is packed with nutrition!

Iced Mocha Protein Shake

Iced Mocha Protein Shake

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

Ingredients:
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology (or sub your favorite protein powder)
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup brewed coffee, cooled
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
½ cup ice (add more to taste)

Preparation:
1. Place almond milk, brewed coffee, cocoa, Shakeology, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 158
Total Fat: 4 g
Total Carbs: 16 g (Fiber: 4 g; Sugars: 7 g)
Protein: 17 g

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Cranberry Clove Chocolate Protein Shake

This healthy shake is loaded with antioxidants. Adding ground cloves gives it a wonderful spiced flavor.

Cranberry clove chocolate protein shake recipe

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

Ingredients:
¾ cup water
¼ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology (or chocolate protein powder of your choice)
½ tsp. ground cloves
1 cup ice

Preparation:
1. Place water, cranberry juice, Shakeology, cloves, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 192
Total Fat: 2 g
Total Carbs: 25 g (Fiber: 6 g; Sugars: 14 g)
Protein: 17 g

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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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Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Shakeology

Raspberries, fresh lemon, and mild ricotta make this Shakeology smoothie taste like a fancy Italian dessert. It has 25 grams of protein per serving, and only 250 calories.

Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Shakeology Recipe - Raspberries, fresh lemon, and mild ricotta make this Shakeology smoothie taste like a fancy Italian dessert. It has 25 grams of protein per serving, and only 250 calories.

Lemon Raspberry Ricotta Shakeology

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

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ cup nonfat ricotta cheese
1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology
½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup ice

Preparation:
Place all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 250
Total Fat: 7g
Total Carbohydrates: 25g (Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 9g)
Protein: 25g

Dark Moon Protein Shake

If you love blackberries and pecans, this shake will quickly become one of your favorites.

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Dark Moon Protein Shake

Prep Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology (or protein powder of your choice)
½ cup fresh or frozen blackberries
2 Tbsp. chopped raw pecans
1 cup ice

Preparation:
Place all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 295
Total Fat: 14 g
Total Carbs: 26 g (Fiber: 9 g; Sugars: 11 g)
Protein: 19 g

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Homemade Holiday Eggnog

Starting the holiday season off with a glass of eggnog?!? Try this lighter version of eggnog that’s all-natural, all vegan, and all yum. Is it worth the extra effort to make your own almond milk from scratch? Yes! The fresh flavor is wonderfully light and creamy,  and it’s really not that much work. But, if homemade almond milk is one of those things that’s just never going to happen, you can substitute 6 cups of unsweetened almond milk.

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Healthy Homemade Holiday Eggnog

Total Time: 9 hrs. 15 min.
Prep Time: 9 hrs. 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:
4 cups raw almonds
Filtered water for soaking almonds
8 cups filtered water
⅓ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup raw almond butter
1½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 tsp. rum extract (or to taste)**
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 dash ground cloves

Preparation:
1. Soak almonds overnight in water.
2. Rinse and drain soaked almonds.
3. Place soaked almonds and 6 cups of filtered water in blender or food processor (may need to do in 2 batches). Blend on highest speed for 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Strain milk through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth; discard solids.*
5. Place almond milk back into blender; add almond butter, extracts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
6. Blend for 30 seconds; pour into large pitcher with cover.
7. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

Tips:
1. *Solids can be dried out in the oven at a low temperature (225° F) and used as almond flour in baking recipes.
2. **You can hold off on the rum extract if you think the kids won’t like it, and then add a few drops to your individual glass of eggnog.
3. Vegan eggnog can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Nutrition per Serving: 
Calories: 149
Total Fat: 8g
Total Carbs: 16g (Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 13g)
Protein: 4g

Caramel Apple Shake Recipe

The moment temperatures begin to drop, people start scrambling like it’s a sport for treats made with apples, pumpkins, salted caramel, and fragrant pie spices. By the time the leaves have donned their gold and crimson coats, the fall flavor frenzy is inescapable. Unfortunately, this barrage of sweet foods doesn’t let up until January 1, when we are all supposed to obediently give up those playful confections and reach instead for concoctions of wheatgrass and kale.

I’m definitely caught up in the whirlwind of apples, and spice, and everything nice. Last week I noticed that my local artisan candy shop had already filled its windows with every type of caramel-dipped apple imaginable. There were gorgeous rows of apple shapes covered by thick layers of sticky caramel topped with chocolate, white chocolate, sprinkles, or rainbow candies. I wanted to take home one of each. But deep down I knew I didn’t really want any of them.

I skipped the sugar rush, the sticky fingers, the caramel cemented between my teeth, and the potential emergency visit to the dentist, and drove home to make this caramel apple smoothie instead! It uses unsweetened applesauce and caramel extract to capture the flavor of those candy-smothered treats, and it’s made with good-for-you Vanilla Shakeology. Does it taste just like a caramel apple? I’m not going to lie; it’s not an exact match, but it tasted so good, I was happy enough with the result to forget all about those caramel apples in the window. You can keep yours simple, like this recipe, or add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or powdered ginger.

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Caramel Apple Shakeology

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. pure caramel extract

Instructions:
Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, applesauce, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition (per Shake):
Calories: 234
Total Fat: 5g
Total Carbohydrate: 30g (Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 19g)
Protein: 17g

Pumpkin Pie Shakeology Recipe

IT’S PUMPKIN SEASON!  Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is important for healthy teeth and vision. There is a full serving of it in this pie-flavored smoothie.

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Pumpkin Pie Shakeology

Total Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
¼ cup water
¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp. pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
1 Tbsp. coarsely chopped raw pecans
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup ice

Instructions:
Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pecans, pumpkin pie spice, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition:
Calories: 271
Fat: 10g
Carbs: 31g (Fiber 10g; Sugars 15g)
Protein: 19g