Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery

Strawberry Crème Protein Shake

MAKES 2 SERVINGS / PREP: 5 MINUTES / TOTAL: 5 MINUTES

Strawberry milk shake on your mind? Save yourself from consuming a day’s worth of calories in one drink by trying this version instead. The Greek yogurt gives this shake a creamy texture, just like the one from your local ice cream stand. Using frozen strawberries will keep the mixture extra thick, while fresh berries will make a thinner, more melted version.

1 cup low-fat milk or unsweetened soy milk

1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

1 scoop (¼ cup) vanilla or unflavored protein powder

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 In a blender, blend on high speed to combine the milk, strawberries, yogurt, protein powder, and vanilla for 2 to 3 minutes, until the shake is smooth and the protein powder is well dissolved.

2 Pour half the shake into a glass and enjoy.

3 Refrigerate any shake you don’t drink or use right away, and reblend prior to serving. Discard any remaining shake after 7 days.

Per Serving (1 cup): Calories: 145 Total fat: 2g Sodium: 92mg Total carbs: 15g Sugar: 6g Fiber: 1g Protein: 15g

Post-Op Servings

image 1 to 3 cups per day