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Let Them Eat Cake for Dieting and Shake, Not Bake

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CAKE SHAKES

If you have a sweet tooth that typically ruins your diet, then decadent protein shakes could be a new “whey” for you to stick to a healthy eating plan. Whey protein not only helps build muscle mass and strength but it can also help prevent certain diseases, such as “heart disease, diabetes, and age-related bone loss,” according to the Mayo Clinic. The Clinic also says that whey protein may “act as an appetite suppressant and aid in the control of blood sugar.”

According to LiveStrong.com, “Whey protein isolate is a complete protein, which means it has all of the amino acids that are needed in a daily diet.”

The following are some of my favorite recipes for Cake Inspired Shakes.

Apple Crumb Cake Shake
• 1 large apple, peeled and sliced
• 1 cup of almond milk
• 2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs
• 1 scoop of whey protein
• 1 cup of Greek yogurt
• Dash of cinnamon

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Thicken with ice.

Neopolitan Ice Cream Cake Shake
• 1 cup of almond milk
• 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
• 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
• 1 cup of sliced strawberries

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Thicken with ice.

Coconut Cream Cake Shake
• 1 cup of coconut milk
• 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
• 2tbsp. of natural sulfite-free coconut

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Thicken with ice.

Keylime Cake Shake
• 1 cup of almond milk
• 2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs
• 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
• Juice of two key limes squeezed

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Thicken with ice.

Carrot Cake Shake
• 1 cup of coconut milk
• 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein
• 1 cup of Greek yogurt
• 1 medium sized carrot
• Dash of nutmeg
• Dash of cinnamon

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Thicken with ice.

Online References:

“Whey Protein - MayoClinc.com” The Mayo Clinic. Web 30 April. 2012.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/whey-protein/NS_patient-wheyprotein

“Benefits of Whey Protein Isolate - LiveStrong.com.” Live Strong.

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