Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

I love this Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake recipe. It reminds me of my youth. Occasionally when my Dad came back from the store he’d have a box of Mayfield Orange Creamsicles. Those things are so awesome however, they are not very healthy.

This recipe is a low-calorie protein shake that can be used as a meal replacement or as a snack. Either way, it packs the protein that you need to keep your metabolism going and it also satisfies that sweet tooth that we all get from time to time. Rest assured you can enjoy this tasty treat and you won’t have to feel guilty about it when you’re finished. You can use any brand of orange soda just as long as it’s calorie free. We will be using ice cubes to achieve the slushy part. You can even fill an ice tray with the diet orange drink and use it instead of regular ice cubes. You get a better result that way but either one will work.

There are many different protein powders out there and any of them will work. If you haven’t experimented¬†with them before here are a few suggestions.¬†Isopure Zero Carb is a good choice if you’re watching your carb intake like I am. It provides 25 grams of protein per scoop with only 105 calories and as the name indicates, it has zero carbs. It is lactose-free and comes in various size and flavor combinations from Amazon. Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard is also available on Amazon. It provides 24 grams of protein, 3 grams of carbs, and 120 calories per serving. If you’re looking to go organic, Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder seems to be a popular choice. It’s 150 calories, 21 grams of protein, and 10 net carbs per serving. There are no wrong choices with protein powder. We all have our favorites.

Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake

1 Serving

  • 12 oz. Orange Diet Soda
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 4-6 Ice Cubes

Pour diet soda into a blender then add the protein powder. Blend well. Add ice cubes and blend until you reach the desired consistency.

Variations:

  • Add 1/2-1 whole peeled orange or clementine
  • Add 2-3 oz. plain greek yogurt for a thicker shake

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