Start your day with a delicious mandarin orange creamsicle protein shake. It’s easy to make and tastes like a dessert!
After that chocolate buttermilk layer cake yesterday, I decided to fill the next few days with protein, fiber and exercise. You know, because it’s all about balance. Protein shakes are perfect for busy moms like myself because they are easy to make and don’t require utencils to consume, they give you plenty of energy and keep you going until the next mealtime and they taste delicious. It is easy to come up with a variety of recipes that taste great.
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One of my favorite protein powder flavors is this vanilla ice cream. Seriously, it’s delish and it’s easy to add fruit to so you can make it your own. One of the tastiest combos I’ve made so far is with mandarin oranges and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Yup, and a little ice and milk or water and you’ve got a mandarin dreamsicle protein shake! I always use water to save on calories, but I’m sure it would be creamy and fantastic with low-fat milk or almond milk.
At home I just throw all the ingredients in the blender and drink. If you can plan it out ahead of time, it’s even better if you peel the oranges and freeze them the night before. Then you can skip or reduce the amount of ice you need to blend. Frozen fruit is so good. I love to make these protein shakes at work too. I have been known to keep an immersion blender in my lunch bag. It’s compact and takes 20 seconds to make your protein shake frothy.
Interested in another protein shake recipe? Try this Coffee Almond Protein Shake. It’s yummy and caffeinated!
Mandarin Dreamsicle Protein Shake
- 1/2 cup ice
- 6 ounces water, milk or milk alternative
- 1 heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream flavored protein powder
- 4 small mandarin oranges
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Blend ingredients together.
- Serve immediately.
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I really want to start making my own protein shakes. When I see pictures of them, they look so yummy!!!! ❤❤some stuff are really exspensive though.
Thanks for sharing this. It looks so yummy. Hopefully, I have enough mandarins left to make it. My daughter and I have been going to town on them lately!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!
Thanks for sharing this at Family Joy Blog linkup. Im guessing it could be a breakfast stand-in.
Christine @ www.rustic-refined.com
That looks so creamy and good! Thanks for sharing this with s at the DI & DI Link Party.
Atim at EffiFit
This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing, I found you on the Inspire Me Wednesday link party!
This will be on my breakfast table this summer. This post will be one of our features at the new Merry Monday party this week. Thanks for sharing.
It looks very good! Thanks a lot for being at FF!
Bananas and strawberries are the usual fruits that I add to whey protein. Mandarin sounds yummy! Thanks for the idea!
Thanks for sharing it over at Food Friday. Hope to see you again! 🙂
Sounds yummy. I’m always looking for ways to spruce up hubby’s protein shakes.
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
This protein shake sounds so refreshing and good! I love mandarin and creamsicle. Thank you for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!!
What a great shake! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great week!