This Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake is rich, creamy, and tastes like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a milkshake! Just like dessert, but much healthier!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Atkins. The opinions and text are all mine.

cinnamon roll protein shake served in a glass

As the temps heat up, here in Texas, I seriously LOVE a refreshing shake to enjoy post workout or even as a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. This Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake has recently become one of favorites to whip up. It’s quick, nutrient-rich and perfect for anyone following a low carb lifestyle. Have you ever tried reducing your sugar and carbohydrate intake, like the Atkins lifestyle? With delicious recipes, like this one, it’s not all that difficult.

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All about Atkins

Atkins Nutritionals, is the leading low carb lifestyle for people looking to live a healthy life while eating wonderful, whole foods. This past December, Atkins announced a new way of eating – Atkins 100. It came as a follow-up to Atkins 40 (where people consume 40 net carbs a day). Atkins 100 is for people wanting to start experiencing some of the positive benefits of reducing carb intake by gradually making small, smart changes and it provides more flexibility than ever before.
Atkins is all about offering a balanced approach with foods containing fiber-rich, nutrient-dense carbohydrates, good, healthy fats and a moderate intake of protein, while focusing on reduced levels of refined carbohydrates and added sugar. With Atkins 100, you consume 100 grams of net carbs a day. This includes eating a minimum of 12 to 15 grams of net carbs a day of Foundation Vegetables, three 4- to 6-ounce servings of protein a day, two to four servings of added fat a day and budgeting the remaining 85 grams of net carbs from Atkins’ Acceptable Foods.
Atkins 100 makes living low-carb so easy! And I especially love that Atkins offers support through their online community and mobile app. Both provide you with the best nutrition tracking tools and low carb community support available in the health and wellness industry.
Atkins offers guidance and eating approaches for living a healthy lifestyle and achieving weight loss, and they are committed to an ongoing education effort that focuses on helping people make smarter choices about the foods they are eating. This includes education on the “hidden sugar effect,” – foods that you think are healthy that actually turn into sugar when digested. You don’t see the sugars, but your body does. The “hidden sugar effect” has had an impact on the skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes in America.

If you’re interested in following a low carb lifestyle, believe me, you’ll be pretty impressed with all of the fabulous resources Atkins has to offer. Also, be sure to give this yummy protein shake a whirl!

I used the Atkins Plus Protein & Fiber Creamy Vanilla Shake to really increase the protein in this recipe. It also made it extra creamy and delicious. These shakes are a fabulous filling snack without tons of added sugar and carbs.

Atkins Plus Protein Creamy Vanilla Protein drinks

Why is this Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake a MUST try?

  • Cinnamon rolls take forever to make, but this smoothie can be ready-to-go in less than 5 minutes.
  • A smoothie that tastes like a cinnamon roll, but is full of nutrients and packed with protein, you can’t go wrong!
  • Even your kiddos will love this one. And it makes for a stress-free breakfast on busy mornings.

Looking for other healthy smoothies? You’ll love all of these favorites!

cinnamon roll protein shake served in a glass
cinnamon roll protein shake served in a glass
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5 from 10 votes
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 18.6mg 6%
Sodium 203.4mg 8%
Potassium 254.8mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 25.4g 8%
Dietary Fiber 10.7g 43%
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 37.5g 75%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 5.5%
Calcium 43%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:1 serving
Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
 
Just like dessert, but much healthier!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt *
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract (or 2 tbs sugar free maple syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stevia packet (or sweetener of choice to taste)
  • 1/2 cup Atkins creamy vanilla protein shake
  • 5-10 ice cubes (to desired consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional to desired consistency)
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into blender and blend until creamy consistency is reached! Top with a swirl of low sugar maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon if desired, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Can substitute w/ cottage cheese or any other yogurt product. Or you can use 1/2 a small ripe, peeled frozen banana.

**Total net carbs are 15g.

Author: Kim
Course: Breakfast or Snack, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll smoothie, healthy cinnamon roll protein shake, healthy protein shake, protein shake

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Something to think about….

Have you ever tried living a low carb lifestyle with Atkins?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Atkins. The opinions and text are all mine.

This Cinnamon Roll Protein Shake is rich, creamy, and tastes like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a milkshake!