Candy Cane Protein Shake! Bariatric Surgery Recipes

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

December 19, 2013

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Candy Cane Protein Shake! Bariatric Surgery Recipes



Tis the season for holiday flavors! Protein shakes should be no exception. For this recipe I dabbled many times with the ingredients. I noticed I liked it with a less noticeable minty flavor than a stronger one. My recommendation: add 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract at a time until you find the level of minty you’d prefer.

Once again..the cottage cheese is solely for the purpose of creating a smooth protein shake. I promise you won’t know it’s there! You can skip it if you’d like and try plan Greek yogurt instead. Mine made two good sized protein drinks, I would half this if you weren’t looking for high volume.

I had to topping mine with a little light whipped cream. If you were really feeling in the holiday spirit, you could crush a sugar-free peppermint candy and sprinkle on top!

Candy Cane Protein Shake! Bariatric Surgery Recipes

Course: Snack
Cuisine: No Cook
Keyword: Holidays
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup light almond milk
  • 1 tbsp sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • light whipped topping


  • Blend together and serve with light whipped cream!


Serving: 1shake | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Protein Shake! Bariatric Surgery Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 386mg17%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 63IU1%
Calcium 203mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Candy Cane Protein Shake! Bariatric Surgery Recipes”

  1. Steph,
    For some reason the recipe isn’t showing up. I am a paying Food Coach Me member. Could you please help me out? I am viewing this on my cellphone in case that might have anything in ng to do with it….


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