Vanilla Cream Protein Shake

Hi Everyone,

Since I didn’t have smoothie Monday, I thought I would make it Smoothie Tuesday.  However there shouldn’t be a specific day for a smoothie, especially healthy ones!  Today’s smoothie takes after one of my favorite, that I don’t order drinks, the Vanilla Cream Frappe.  I love them, but with all of the calories and sugar I just don’t order them, ever!  So why not try to re-create a tasty drink with a healthy and even tastier drink that is guilt-free and will give you energy, plus it won’t hurt the waistline!

Vanilla Cream Protein Shake

I made this shake using Wallaby Vanilla flavored Kefir, however, if you don’t have vanilla Kefir, vanilla yogurt will work too!! To thicken up my drink I also used one tablespoon of vanilla protein powder.  The brand I used is Designer Whey, I buy it at Trader Joe’s, but I do know that vitamin stores like GNC and Vitamin World carry it.  Honestly I am not the biggest protein drink person, so I only used a little to give me a nice vanilla taste. I really try to like protein shakes, but for some reason they are not my thing, but I still drink them.

Vanilla Cream Protein Shake

This drink is creamy, smooth and tastes just like vanilla milkshake, just not as thick.  It’s a fabulous drink that is perfect for having after a workout, for breakfast or anytime where your craving a sweet drink.  Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors, I even like it over chocolate, which sounds kind of odd even coming from me, but it’s true!

Vanilla Cream Protein Shake

Vanilla Cream Protein Shake
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3 cups
  • Serving size: The Whole Recipe
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A healthy, creamy, thick protein shake that tastes like a vanilla cream frappe.
  • ½ cup vanilla kefir or vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup non-fat milk or milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • ½ tsp. stevia (to taste)
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Note: If you don't have vanilla kefir, use vanilla yogurt instead.
Calories: 179, Fat: 1.6, Cholesterol: 25, Sodium: 150, Potassium: 235, Carbs: 22, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 19, Protein: 12

Vanilla Cream Protein Shake

This recipe makes a tad over three cups, so feel free to share it with someone you love or drink it all yourself, like I did.  he he

Well I am still plugging away at making recipes for this week and I must do it quickly, since I won’t be in the kitchen for 4 days.  Oh my gosh that is so long.  Eck!!

Have a great day!

Be happy, be healthy…



Feel free to leave a comment :)

  1. This smoothie looks great. Personally, I would add a whole scoop of the protein powder, because I need higher levels of protein. I was just introduced to smoothies and protein powder about two years ago and I just love them. I also use Designer Whey in flavors sweetened with Stevia. Of all the protein powders I’ve tried, it is by far the best tasting. It is also available at The Vitamin Shoppe.

  2. Can you believe I have gone almost all summer without a smoothie or shake? I need to make this soon – pinning this :) I’m sharing this on Facebook today too – thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! Have a great weekend, Jennifer! {hugs}

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