I love tropical drinks and foods. I love a good, ice cold protein shake. I love limes and coconuts. I love listening to good music while swimming at the pool and I love the smell of my suntan lotion mixed with the ocean breeze while jumping waves at the beach.
So what could be better than a tropical lime protein shake in the summer? Having one by the pool or at a beach (but I was working from home and had to "suffer"). :)
I threw this concoction together today and it rocked my world! It came to 490 calories which is a little more than I would normally consume in one shake. In the future, I will opt for skim milk or water and skip the cream of coconut, which is probably more sugar than I need. I can always use coconut extract in its place.
Give it a whirl and let me know what you think! And I love to hear your ideas on ways to make it better!
Tropical Lime Protein Shake
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 cup Dole tropical mixed fruit
1 cup milk
1 tbsp Cream of Coconut
1 tbsp honey
Juice of 1/2 lime, or whole, to taste
1 pinch coconut flakes
Add first six ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a glass and top with coconut flakes and sprinkles for fun!
* For my shake I used CVS brand protein powder (150 calories, 2g sugar, 26g protein); Dole tropical mixed fruit (70 calories); 2% milk (120 calories), Coco Real Cream of Coconut (30 calories); Cooper's honey (60 calories); fresh lime juice (15 calories); coconut flakes (30 calories); sprinkles (5 calories).
Total: 490 calories
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