Diabetic Protein Shake


Who doesn't love Ben and Jerry's?! I mean seriously... This whole diabetes thing is putting a serious hold on my ability to gobble all the sweets in sight(all anyone wants to do in their third trimester is eat ALL the crap, ladies back me up). So the other night when I needed my sweet tooth fix and was DYING for uncle Ben and uncle Jerry to pay me a visit I raided my pantry and got to experimenting. Bam! Diabetic protein shake!
This is my new go to bedtime snack, its like desert but the protein helps regulate my glucose levels overnight so I don't wake up feeling sick. This also makes a fantastic post workout snack loaded with protein to keep you feeling full and to help ease those sore muscles the next day. Enjoy!




CHUNKY MONKEY PROTEIN SHAKE
  • 1/2 cup of Almond Milk
    • I use almond milk because its low in sugar and carbohydrates but you're more than welcome to any kind of milk you want
  • 1/2 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder or Dark Chocolate Chips
    • I use the protein powder because the amount of carbs I can have for a snack is very limited but if you want something closer to the real deal and can handle the extra carbs go nuts and add the chocolate chips. Trust me, you won't regret it!
  • 1 Frozen Banana
    • The key to getting the true banana flavor is using a nice ripe banana, the green ones won't do much in the banana flavor department.
  • Handful of Chopped Walnuts
    • I like the walnuts because they keep to the Ben and Jerry's vibe but I've found that pecans are just as tasty
  • Ice Cubes
    • Use as many as you need to get that shake feel. For my shakes its usually about 6 cubes.

Throw all of the above into a blender and blend until you get the consistency you want. I like to use my immersion blender and the shake cup that came with it. Enjoy your guilt free treat!

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