I just did my Backyard Spartan exercises and I made myself such a yummy simple milkshake/ treat that I wanted share with you all! It’s a little sweater and more caloric than my usual smoothies (I guess it’s really actually a milkshake) but after all, it is National Ice Cream Day!
- one banana
- 1/8 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup milk
- 2 scoops Shaklee 180 protein (or whatever protein you generally use)
- some ice cubes
Put it all in the blender until it’s smooth in consistency.
- Calories: 580 kcal
- Protein: 25 grams
- Fat: 22 grams
- Carbs: 64 grams
- Sugar: 44 grams
- Fiber 9 grams
Have a great day!
In my ongoing quest to boost my protein intake, (visit the Protein Push post), I’ve had to become more creative than the usual chicken/eggs/bison combo- how many days can someone go before that gets really boring?! Personally, it was getting boring fast and I found myself gravitating towards cottage cheese. For anyone who has any texture issues when it comes to food, I totally hear you out, but sometimes you just have to start experimenting and you’ll find a modification that is right for you.
My mom is always raving about how much cottage cheese helps her in a bind at work, so I pulled up the nutrition info for Cabot’s No Fat Cottage Cheese (what we usually stock in my house- other brand nutrition info may vary)-
Ingredients: Pasteurized skim milk*, nonfat dry milk*, grade A whey, salt, titanium dioxide(color), guar gum, carrageenan, citric acid, locust bean gum, cultured grade A skim milk*, lacticacid, phosphoric acid, natural flavoring, potassium sorbate (to maintain freshness), Vitamin D3, Vitamin A palmitate, milk*, modified cellulose, enzymes. *adds a trivial amount of fat
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (113g)
- Calories: 70
- Calories from Fat: 0
- Total Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Cholesterol: 5
- Sodium: 410
- Total Carbohydrate: 5
- Dietary Fiber: 0
- Sugars: 4
- Protein: 13
- Vitamin D: 20%
- Calcium: 10%
Information provided by Cabot
With the nutrition info and texture issues in mind, I started to try out my own recipes and here is my go to:
Taylor’s quick fix cottage cheese lunch
-Ingredients: 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, two hard boiled eggs
– Mix/mash all ingredients together
* This meal is 327 calories, 26 grams protein, 20 grams fat, 11 grams carbs, 4 grams sugar. Not to mention its actually wicked filling. *
If this doesn’t sound like something you’d dare to try, there are many other ways to incorporate cottage cheese into your daily life.
- Use it as a salad dressing
- Substitute cottage (or ricotta) cheese for fats and milk
- Use it in a smoothie!
- Blend it into a homemade mac and cheese classic
- Make the most delicious pancakes ever. EVER. These pancakes are so yummy!! I ordered them out one time and I still dream of them. I will be trying to recreate the recipe soon and I will update this post to tell you of my cooking adventure (because it’s always an adventure when I try to cook).
If anyone else has texture-smoothing recipes, please feel free to share!
Have a wonderful day 🙂