Caramel Almond Protein Shake

Steph Wagner

November 23, 2017

Caramel Almond Protein Shake

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This bariatric friendly shake is a classic vanilla shake with added flavors from caramel and almond extract. Tired of the usual vanilla shake?? Extracts are a GAME CHANGER!

Having this shake in the evening instead of a sweet treat is also a great idea. For patients that are tired of sweet shakes, you might prefer the “Not So Sweet Vanilla Shake.”

Protein shakes CAN be a wonderful tool on your weight loss journey – if used in the right ways!

So, what are the right ways??

For many patients, protein shakes on the pre-op diet will be a given. Some programs will require you lose weight before even getting a surgery date, while other programs will have you do a liquid diet or a “pre-op diet” two weeks before your scheduled date. If you are wondering more about what to eat as a pre-op patient or what to expect with the pre-op diet, read this post

Another for sure time for protein shakes will be early after surgery on the post-op diet. Many patients will be SO TIRED of sweet shakes, this may not be a good fit for that time because of taste preferences.

Further down the road after surgery, protein shakes aren’t always a good idea except if they are used as a sweet treat replacement. If this White Chocolate Protein Shake keeps you from ice cream or cheesecake, then YES, absolutely a great use of this recipe. Check out my members video series on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Protein.”

For more protein shakes or other sweet treat remedies, click here.

For more information on the bariatric surgery diet, check out my video courses available to members of FoodCoach.Me. Find out more about the support and resources available to my members!

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Caramel Almond Protein Shake

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, No Cook
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 shake
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop whey vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp caramel extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 ice cubes


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.


Serving: 1shake | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1719mg | Potassium: 163mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Almond Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 1719mg75%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 103IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 thoughts on “Caramel Almond Protein Shake”

  1. Sure thing. The cottage cheese is what makes this recipe thick and creamy so it’s not noticeable but I understand not wanting to keep cottage cheese in the house either! You could skip it and have a thinner shake or you could add a 0% fat plain Greek yogurt. It will have more of a yogurt tang but would keep it creamy.

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