Do you like to “cheat clean” while watching your diet? My husband and I totally disagree when it comes to my motto of “moderation.” Then again, one of us tends to binge when in a restrictive meal plan and the other one makes delicious but not 100% clean protein dessert smoothies every so often. Hmmm guess which one of us is better at maintaining? (j/k) I love my protein shakes and smoothies.
The Ultimate Mudslide Protein Packed Smoothie Recipe
- 1 container, Premier Protein’s Ready to Drink Shakes chocolate flavored drink
- 2 cups ice
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1 tablespoon mini dark chocolate chips, or carob chips
- whipped topping
Place ice and drink into a blender and mix well. The mixture will be slushy like. Like a creamy chocolate slushy.
Drizzle chocolate syrup onto the inside of one glass. Take care not to pour too much in!
Pour protein slushy/smoothie into the glass.
Top with whipped topping and mini dark chocolate chips.
Makes 1 or 2 small smoothies
The point isn’t to add a bunch of sugar to a convenient ready to drink shake. The point is to add enough to make you feel like you are having a decadent treat. I’ve found that “tricking” myself this way keeps me from eating all the cookies I can find. A teaspoon of chocolate syrup drizzled on the side of a glass is not enough to derail my weight loss efforts but just enough to make me feel like I’m having a treat!
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