Protein Shakes Made Easy

Making a protein shake shouldn’t require as much effort as the workout prior did.  It doesn’t have to be a messy endeavor and there is no need for a giant blender.  Not if you have the Cuisinart Smart Stick!

I know, I should write corny infomercials shouldn’t I? Picture this one: the picture is in black and white and you’re in the kitchen battling with a haywire blender that is spurting protein shake all over the walls and ceiling.  You’re simply distraught!  Then, the picture turns to color and you’re having the time of your life mixing a protein shake with this tiny blender.  It’s just so easy and you think to yourself, where has this thing been all my life!  Then the voiceover tells you, “This machine sells for $100….but if you order now, we’ll give it to you for 4 easy payments of $24.99!”  You’re so excited to call now for this seemingly great deal that you completely overlook the fact that 25 times 4 is still $100…

Okay, so infomercials obviously annoy me, but that isn’t the point! The point is that this little machine (which doesn’t really cost $100, but rather about $35), is amazing! I use it every day after my workouts.  In fact, it has kind of become my motivation to workout.  Thirty minutes of suffering in the gym is totally worth it when I get to have a shake afterwards.

Today’s shake consists of:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Spinach
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2% Greek yogurt
  • Unflavored whey protein isolate. 

Honestly, it seems like a lot more work than it actually is.  The steps are excruciatingly simple. I did a photo documentation to prove it to you!

The Cuisinart Smart stick comes with a plastic measuring cup that all the ingredients go directly into.

Once all your ingredients are piled in, push them all down with the blending stick itself and push the button on the stick until everything is blended to your desired consistency.  This next picture is about halfway done…unless you like super chunky shakes!

In about 1 minute, voilà, you have a delicious protein shake! It typically fills the entire measuring cup, however I shared some of my shake..then drank some of it, so this next picture has quite a bit less shake than usual.  Sometimes my kindness is a curse!  The next shake (peanut butter banana) will have the right amount…I promise!

 Check out this awesome machine via Amazon, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, or really anywhere that sells appliances.  If you’re content with your blender, at least check out this recipe!

Happy shaking!

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About Dish Out The Skinny

I am currently a certified personal trainer on the challenging and rewarding path to becoming a registered dietician. Life is hard enough...staying healthy doesn't have to be! With the ever changing "rules" to staying healthy, my goal is to create a simple blog so that the average person, like myself, can understand the ins and outs of the world that is fitness and nutrition.
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