It never fails, at the end of the day, after dinner is served, and the kids are in bed, it hits me…the sweet tooth. Candy, desserts or sugary treats were never one of my vices. I couldn’t stand chocolate, if we went to a donut store, I would get a sausage roll instead of a donut and I would always pick the piece of cake with the least amount of icing on it at birthday parties. All that went out the door of course when I had kids. What did they do to me?! I’ve consumed more cobblers, pies, ice cream, cupcakes and mini candybars this past 5 years than I have in my whole life.
I’ve been eating healthy and clean for a while now, but the urge still hits me just the same. I cope with the cravings by making this one, very simple protein shake. It’s made with Micellar Casein Protein instead of just regular whey protein. Casein is a slower digesting protein that is low in sugar and calories, so it’s perfect as a nightcap.
- 1 scoop Vanilla Casein Powder
- 1 T Peanut Butter
- 8 oz. Water
- 8 oz. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- In a large cup, add the ingredients in the order listed (trust me). Using an immulsion (stick) blender, carefully mix the ingredients until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- This is a very versatile recipe. Substitute any flavor of powder or any nut butter you like. The possibilities are endless!