• Bethany Thompson

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie


Looking for creative ways to enjoy those fall flavors without the holiday weight gain that comes along with it?! I am too! The good news is that I do all the experimenting so all your have to do is enjoy my favorite version of each recipe. This weeks creation was a carrot protein shake featuring butter extract, splenda brown sugar and of course walnuts on top. ENJOY!

Ingredients

1 Scoop of Whey Vanilla Protein Powder

½ Cup 100% Carrot Juice (check the sugar – I used Bolthouse Farm Brand!)

3 TB Cottage Cheese

1 TB Brown Sugar Splenda – Packed

¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

¼ tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Butter Extract (just a few drops)

4-5 ice cubes

Optional: Walnuts for Garnish

Directions

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

2. Blend on high for one minute. Add additional extract for flavoring if desired or carrot juice if needed to thin the shake! ENJOY!


DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.