Some milkshakes supersede all others and Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake is one such! Being a vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for protein rich meals. Making colorful breakfast smoothies part of the search. I mean, I love waking up to a bright, colorful healthy shake like Blueberry Milkshake or this one. Am a fan of juicing as well. You can check Honeydew & Orange Chiller Drink, Mango Orange Sunrise, Spiked Plums & Strawberries Juice or Watermelon Margarita Slush.
Mornings are crazy as we all very well know. It’s always a rush, too many things are happening at the same time plus you need to pack lunches and make breakfast. That is quite a feat. So I prefer quick-on-the-go breakfasts. Be it smoothies or something like Rawa Paniyaram in Appe Pan or Oats and Flax Seed Idli which are super easy and quick to prepare. Everybody loves such a breakfast. Its hearty, nutritious and looks palatable tempting everyone to dig in.
The beauty of these milkshakes are that they can also be served as a dessert drink. It’s all about looking after your guests as well. I have used cherries keeping Valentine’s day in mind. It’s a perfect way to start the day of love with your loved one toasting over Cherry Vanilla Protein Shake. Yes, that’s a possible dream..right? 🙂 At least I know what we will be having for breakfast that day..
Pit the cherries and chop them. Add them in a blender along with vanilla essence, greek yogurt, milk and honey. Add protein powder if you wish. Whip it to make a smooth smoothie. Smooth smoothie..right..that sounds oddly good! 😉 Strain if necessary. I did not strain it.
- 1 cup pitted and chopped cherries (8-10 nos)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 tbsp honey
- 170 gms of Fage 0% yogurt
- Pit the cherries and chop them. Add them in a blender along with vanilla essence, greek yogurt, milk and honey. Add protein powder if you wish. Whip it to make a smooth smoothie.
- Omit yogurt and just add more milk to make a thin shake
- Use flavored yogurt if you need
- Use any yogurt of greek yogurt is not available
- Try different fruits to make similar smoothies
- Add protein powder to increase the nutritional value of the drink.
If you are in mood, top it up with some cream, decorate it with more cherries and serve. I wish I had done that and taken a picture as well. There is always a next time, considering that this shake is going to be a regular feature in my kitchen. I would love to make cherry pops next time. Also, I recently took a challenge upon myself to make 5 Varieties of Banana Smoothie. They have become a favorite in my family now. You must check that out too.
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