Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

August 22, 2017

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Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake

Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake | Bariatric Liquid Diet | FoodCoach.Me

Keeping variety in protein shakes is SO important and yet SUPER hard.

If you are on your pre-surgical diet for bariatric surgery or you’re on your post-surgery liquid diet…hang in there.

It does get better! I know the sweet drinks are exhausting and you need something new. My best encouragement is to search around on this site (and others) for ideas to get your wheels turning. Flavoring extracts can make an ordinary shake totally different with just a splash of something new.

For this recipe, it’s adding some of the juice from mandarin oranges. You can also do this with orange extract…flavor changes make a big difference!

For more information on the bariatric surgery diet, check out my video courses available to members of Bariatric Food Coach.

All my best! Steph :)


Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake | Bariatric Liquid Diet | FoodCoach.Me

Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, No Cook
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 6 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp 2% cottage cheese can substitute plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp juice from cup of mandarin oranges (packed in natural juices)
  • 6 ice cubes


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth.


Varies depending on the brand of protein powder used.


Serving: 1shake | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 286IU6%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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