(As a #ShakleeBlogger, this post is part of a sponsored campaign with Shaklee). I’m officially down more than 20 pounds since I embarked on some healthier endeavors earlier this year! Woot! But, that hasn’t been without struggle. In fact, in the past few months with the Shaklee 180 program, I’ve had some ups & downs and at times have not done a good job with staying motivated or sticking to the plan. After trying to get things really going again, I was finding that I was a little bored with the same meal replacements and snacks. Instead of giving up, I decided to try some new things and do variations of the Shaklee products I’d already been using. One thing I decided to try was turning my Shaklee smoothies into a fun snack – protein smoothie pops! Super awesome!!! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner! At only about 60 calories each, they are an awesome snack. I can still enjoy a popsicle with the kids, but one that is full of protein and not full of sugar and calories! It’s definitely a fun twist on a protein shake! For these, I used my favorite Shaklee 180 smoothie recipe, but I’m sure you could use just about any recipe you like! To make, I just did a “double batch” of a smoothie I would normally make.I had about 24 ounces of smoothie (made from 2 Cups almond milk, 4 scoops Shaklee 180 smoothee mix (two scoops chocolate, two scoops vanilla), 1 banana, 2 T PB2 Peanut Butter Powder and a handful of ice). With the popsicle maker I have, that yield about 10 pops. So, that’s only about 60 calories per pop!! How’s that for an awesome, low-calorie snack?! They are perfect for summer!! If you’re interested in joining me on the journey or trying out any of Shaklee’s products for yourself, you can do so through my Shaklee site. (*I do receive credit if you purchase anything from my site).
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I will be receiving free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1–2 pounds per week. I am receiving free products, online support, and incentives for participating.
Way to go! I am so proud of you! I wanted to lick my screen when seeing the picture! YUM! Thanks for mixing it up for us and giving us a cool summertime idea!