Nutrition Recipes

No Great (Protein) Shakes!

C. Knight / krider

A confession. I hate milkshakes! Always have done. Which does make it rather tricky to drink protein shakes. Even when made with water they tend to have a milkshake consistency. At least to me who dislikes this sort of thing.

So I’ve had to get creative 🙂

Sure there are loads of sites now for protein baking such as Protein Pow and Macro Mitch, but often I only want protein and some carbs, and many of these recipes have too many fat macros for my needs. Paleo (baking) recipes also often have too much fat for my needs. If it fits your style of eating, or you have more fat macros a day than I do, I encourage you to explore these sites – some great recipes on them both!

So, my solution… I can’t take credit for the idea. Sadly! I read it on one of the many fitness and  health related pages I follow on Facebook over Christmas. But I will pass it on here as it’s been a fantastic alternative for me to eating Greek yoghurt, or mixing protein shake powder into said yoghurt.


Protein Sorbet! Yep! No added nastiness, nice tasting, cooling, and stacked with protein, good carbs, and a bit of fibre. And just two ingredients. My favourite blends come from The Protein Works. Last year they introduced a Whey Smoothie. I notice they now have a banana flavour which I’ve not tried, but I’ve used both blueberry and red berry with great success. These smoothie flavours work so well with the fruit in this recipe. I can’t imagine chocolate and blueberries would work. But perhaps with orange as the fruit?! I love berries, and their antioxidant benefits are just an added bonus, hence I tend to make my sorbet this way.


Protein Sorbet Smoothie
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Total time
A protein sorbet!
Serves: 1
  • 25g The Protein Works Whey Smoothie
  • 100g Blueberries
  1. Put all ingredients in a small blender (a stick blender would probably work)
  2. Blend
  3. Mix around the sides, and pulse a few more times to ensure the powder is mixed in
  4. Pour into small freezable container
  5. Freeze until required
If it's been in the freezer a while it can be quite hard at the start, but give it a few minutes at room temperature and then it's much easier to eat. A few seconds in a microwave would speed that process up if you really can't wait!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 167 Fat: 2g Saturated fat: 0g Unsaturated fat: 0g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 20g

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