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Easy Healthy Frosted Sugar Cookie Protein Smoothie

Healthy frosted sugar cookie protein smoothie with sprinkles and whipped cream.

This protein packed healthy frosted sugar cookie smoothie recipe will have you in the perfect holiday mood. The seasonal flavors of winter are overflowing in the best holiday smoothie recipe you’ll ever make. It can be a challenge to stay healthy during the holidays. This healthy breakfast or snack is the perfect way to keep your cookie cravings away.

This protein packed healthy frosted sugar cookie smoothie recipe will have you in the perfect holiday mood. The seasonal flavors of winter are overflowing in the best holiday smoothie recipe you'll ever make. It can be a challenge to stay healthy during the holidays. This healthy breakfast or snack is the perfect way to keep your cookie cravings away.

The secret ingredients for this easy frosted sugar cookie protein smoothie are found in most homes. Raw, uncooked oats and almond butter are the perfect secret ingredients to take this smoothie recipe to an elevated holiday flavor. The combination of the two makes this taste like your favorite holiday cookie. To make this delicious sugar cookie smoothie, follow the directions below. The zucchini is great for extra fiber and nutrients. Trust me, you won’t taste the zucchini. So, indulge today in this easy, healthy, decadent holiday smoothie recipe.

If you love the Starbucks sugar cookie latte, that recipe inspires this recipe, not quite a copycat recipe, because there is no espresso coffee. If you are either craving a sugar cookie or dying for a copy cat of that Starbucks, try this recipe. Let’s be clear, sugar cookies are not an off-limit food, but for those struggling to be healthier or focused on either a weight loss program. Sometimes simply having a similar recipe can help you stay on your healthy eating program. During the holiday season, all those frosted sugar cookie recipes might tempt you on Pinterest, but you want an alternative to those soft frosted sugar cookie recipe that keep popping up on your feed.

WHY DRINK PROTEIN SMOOTHIES?

Protein smoothies are great for helping you get in your protein needs daily. If you are trying to lose weight or gain leaner muscle mass, you need to ensure that you get your protein needs daily requirements. It’s easy, especially during the holidays, to fall short of those protein needs, because possibly all the carbs during the holidays. If you are going to a holiday gathering where you know you might fall short on those requirements because you want to indulge in a family recipe that is carbohydrate focused, try having this protein smoothie for breakfast or lunch.

You will need milk of choice, uncooked oats, almond butter, zucchini, vanilla extract, vanilla protein powder of choice, and pinch of sea salt. If you want to elevate the look and taste, add coconut whipped cream and festive sprinkles on top.

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1/4 of a zucchini, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Pinch of sea salt 

Optional toppings: whipped cream and sprinkles 

DIRECTIONS: 

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles. Enjoy this easy frosted sugar cookie smoothie recipe immediately.

You can read all the macronutrients below, but this recipe only has 19 grams of carbs per serving.

MACROS:

289 Calories

Carbs: 19 grams

Protein: 30 grams

Fat: 10 grams

A typical frosted sugar cookie is normally about 300 calories for a typical 4 inch large cookie.

A normal sized frosted sugar cookie usually has only about 2 grams of protein and over 42 grams of carbohydrates per cookie. So, by replacing your typical sugar cookie with this healthy smoothie recipe, you increase your protein content, decrease your carbohydrates, as well as calories. In addition, you are getting in your healthy fats, fiber, and micronutrients from the zucchini and almond butter.

Can you make this healthy smoothie in advance?

It is best to drink this within a few minutes of making it, but you can prep this the night before so you simply grab and go on busy mornings.

I hope you try out this easy, delicious frosted sugar cookie smoothie recipe. Let me know in the comment section below. I would also love to hear what you think, or take a photo and tag me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva

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