Cocoa Cherry Protein Shake

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If you’re craving chocolate but don’t want a sugary drink that leaves you feeling tired later, this shake offers a compromise, with plenty of cocoa to satisfy your tastebuds and enough protein to leave...


Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen cherries
  • 1 tbsp protein powder (see Chef Notes)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup ice

Nutrition Facts

Calories

447 cals

Fat

26 g

Saturated Fat

14 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g

Carbohydrates

34 g

Sugar

25 g

Fiber

7 g

Protein

27 g

Sodium

282 mg

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

Chef Tips

A note about choosing protein powders: When going through cancer treatment, it is best to choose a protein powder that is free of additives, herbs, and supplements. We encourage people to choose a plain protein powder over a flavored protein powder as they tend to be better tolerated and can be added to more foods than just smoothies. Whey protein powder is the most absorbable form of protein powder, but if you’re vegan or have an allergy to whey alternatives, a mixture of several plant-based sources like hemp, pea, and rice will provide a complete protein source.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the  Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed.,  published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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