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5 Spookily Delicious, Candy-Inspired Protein Shake Recipes To Chug This Halloween [Recipes]

BOO. Happy Halloween.

Addicted to candy? Probably. It’s basically edible crack. As far as we’re concerned, Halloween is a national, once-a-year, built-in cheat day — a few fun size bricks won’t blow anything up. Unless you’re downing 23 Baby Ruths. Then you’ve got issues.

But in the off chance that you’re willing to exercise some semblance of leanness, chug your candy instead. In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve lined up 5 spookily delicious protein shake recipes inspired by popular Halloween candy — including Almond Joy, Reese’s, Snickers, Peppermint Patties, and Caramel Apples.

Toss everything in a blender, spin it around, and guzzle profusely. It’s a lean way to get your candy fix AND pump yourself up with protein, without all of the sugar and artificial crap.

*For best results, we recommend using a high-powered blender like the Vitamix.

 

1. The Liquid Almond Joy Protein Shake


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Full Recipe: Greatist

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 2 frozen bananas, in chunks
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

 

2. The Caramel Apple Protein Shake


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Full Recipe: Vega

Ingredients: 
  • 4 dates, pitted and soaked
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Splash lemon juice, optional (use if you like a more tart caramel apple)
  • Cinnamon, optional


 

3. The Reese’s PB Cup Power Protein Shake


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Full Recipe: Lean It UP

Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 4 ice cubes

Nutrition (per smoothie): 250 calories, 24g protein, 5g fat, 4g fiber

 

4. The Snickers Protein Shake


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Full Recipe: Veggies by Candlelight

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free caramel syrup
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 5 ice cubes

 

5. The Peppermint Patty Maca Mint Chocolate Blizzard


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Full Recipe: Lean It UP

Ingredients: 
  • 1.5 cups coconut almond milk
  • 1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 3.5 tbsp. raw cacao nibs
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 4 ice cubes

Nutrition (per smoothie): 400 calories, 44g protein, 6g fat, 45g carbs, 15g sugar, 10g fiber

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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