July 15, 2016

Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake

This post is sponsored by Genuine Thermos® Brand.  With the addition of just a few simple ingredients, a Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake made in a Shaker Bottle takes your post-workout shake from dull to delicious!


Do you workout?  I'm one of those people who goes through periods of working out regularly, then I will usually take a little while off.

Most recently, I've been feeling great about keeping my body moving and committing to 3-4 pretty good workouts a week.  Nothing too crazy, but I like to really get my heart pumping for at least 25 minutes for each workout.  When I do, I feel stronger, I sleep better, and I have to admit, I like what I see in the mirror a whole lot more.


A few years back I really became focused on getting the most out of my workouts and I learned a ton about nutrition and what your body needs when you are burning calories and building muscle on a daily basis.

Protein is huge for post-workout recovery, and part of my workout routine is to drink a protein shake right after my workout is done.  I like to keep it simple and shake up a quick mix of protein powder with a little bit of milk or water as soon as the cool down is over.


Which brings me to this awesome Genuine Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle with Integrated Stationary Mixer you see pictured above!  This baby is made for shaking up that protein powder and I was so excited to give it a try.

The Shaker Bottle holds 24 ounces and is made from BPA-free, impact-resistant and dishwasher durable Eastman Tritan™ copolyester which won’t absorb or impart any flavors or odors to its liquid.

I love the locking lid, carrying loop, and measurement markers on the side of the bottle.  What is really cool, though, is the integrated and removable stationary mixer that helps evenly blend everything together.


I was worried that the pieces might be cumbersome to use or hard to clean, but everything comes together super easily and I can totally see the Shaker Bottle being ideal for protein shakes at home or on the go.

When I mentioned before that I like to keep it simple with my shakes, it's usually because I'm throwing them together when my legs are shaky and my face looks like a tomato.  After my workout, I want to suck down that shake and hop in the pool to cool off, not stand in the kitchen making a gourmet 10-ingredient smoothie.


I used the Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle to make a super simple but stepped up protein shake by adding just a few simple ingredients to my usual vanilla whey protein powder.

Liquid first, protein powder and add-ins next, then pop in the integrated mixer, screw on the lid, and give everything a nice vigorous shake-a shake-a shake.  The Shaker Bottle worked flawlessly and I poured my shake into a glass and drank up.  And yes, I actually do drink my shakes from a wine glass.  They're my fave, but I could have easily enjoyed the shake straight from the bottle, which I totally might do next time.


This simple shake made with the Thermos® Brand Shaker Bottle was full of sweet cinnamon roll-flavored goodness in a good-for-me, protein packed, ideal post-workout treat.  The Shaker Bottle was a quick, simple, and effective way for me to get the nutrition my body needed with little hassle.  I love it!

What kind of mix-ins would you add to your Shaker Bottle protein shake?  Don't have one yet?


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Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake

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Yield: 1 shake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 ice cubes, optional

Instructions
  1. Pour 1 cup (8 ounces) of milk into Shaker Bottle using the measuring lines on the side as a guide.  Add the vanilla protein powder, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract to the Shaker Bottle, close, and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.  Remove the lid and add the ice cubes, if desired.  Pour into a glass or drink straight from the bottle.

Notes
  • I like to add ice cubes to my shake because I like it to be extra cold.  They are totally optional, though!
  • Almond milk, cashew milk, or soy milk can be used as a milk substitute.
  • I received products from Genuine Thermos® Brand as compensation for the post, and Genuine Thermos Brand did not influence any opinion of this product. All views and opinions expressed in the post are my own and no other compensation was provided.


6 comments:

  1. This bottle is so cool and the locking lid makes it perfect to carry around. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I LOVE the locking lid feature! I can't tell you how many times my other bottles have leaked.

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  2. This looks like the perfect protein shake to me, delish!

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  3. What a delicious after workout treat. Yum!!

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