Monday, January 12, 2015

Chocolate Covered Bacon Protein Shake (THM Deep S or FP)

I'm doing another THM Fuel Cycle this week and I decided that my Day 1 would have a theme....decadence.  So, for breakfast, I had Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting.  Yeah, you read that correctly.  For lunch, I was going to make myself a chocolate protein shake, but then I got a buzz for bacon.  So, this is what I ended up creating....

Chocolate Covered Bacon Protein Shake

To make this a Deep S for my Day 1, I added 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil (solid).  But, if you want to keep this an FP then omit that.  Simple!  Um, yeah, I'll be having this as an FP on Day 4.

So, let's get down to business.  You'll notice that I put ranges for some measurements in the recipe.  Well, that's because I didn't really measure anything.  Make it to your taste and the consistency you like.  Gather your ingredients....

1 - 1.5 Cups of Almond Milk
1 scoop protein powder (I use a zero carb creamy vanilla one)
1/2 - 1 Cup cottage cheese - stick with 0% - 2% if this is an FP - omit if you don't like cottage cheese
2 Tbsp bacon crumbles
1 - 2 Tbsp coconut oil (solid)
splash of vanilla extrat
splash of maple extract - optional if you like that maple bacon flavor
pinch of salt
6-10 ice cubes (I make almond milk ice cubes so it doesn't get watered down)
1 - 2 Tbsp unsweeteened cocoa powder
2 squares broken up 85% or higher dark chocolate (use THM Skinny Chocolate if you have it)
sweetener to taste

Blend it all up and sprinkle a bit of bacon crumbles on top.  Enjoy!