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Pecan Pie Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

Enjoy your National Pie Day the healthy way! 




1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder isolate
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon maple extract
1 Tablespoon pecans, chopped
5 cubes of Ice
1 Tablespoon Cool whip free
1 square low fat graham cracker, crushed



Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy immediately!

Drink Your Water!

By: Snap Fitness

What do plants, fish, tigers, and humans have in common?

Water! All living things require water to grow, function, and survive.


Benefits of water:

  1. Healthy heart
  2. Diminish toxins from body
  3. Healthy and glowing skin
  4. Natural energy booster
  5. Reduces risk of cancer
  6. Great for joints, pains, and aches
  7. Fights infection
  8. Builds immune system
  9. Promotes regularity and helps digestion
  10. Helps lose weight


(If you are thirsty, chances are you are already dehydrated.)


Effects of dehydration

  1. High cholesterol
  2. Fatigue
  3. High blood pressure
  4. Bladder or kidney problems
  5. Constipation
  6. Premature aging
  7. Weight gain
  8. Stiffness or pain in joints


How much water should you drink daily?

- On average, drink 8 8-ounce glasses of water. This will change depending on exercise, breastfeeding, pregnancy, and illnesses.


Fact: The average human body is made up of 50-65% water. 

Pumpkin Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

Pumpkin is a fall-time favorite when it comes to flavors. If you love pumpkin, here’s a delicious recipe that tastes just like pumpkin pie. Try this protein shake after your next workout!




6 ice cubes

1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/3 cup 2 percent milk

1 cup vanilla-flavored soy milk

2 Splenda packets

1 scoop vanilla protein powder



Add all ingredients into a blender


Blend until your desired consistency.


Add cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor.


Pour in a tumbler and enjoy!

Peach Pie Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

Why is it that every time you choose to watch your diet, your favorite treats become insanely irresistible? There is good news, though: you CAN have your cake and eat it, too! Can’t resist the taste of a juicy peach or the deliciousness of fresh peach pie? It’s your lucky day because we’ve combined all of the delectable flavors in a peach pie and made them into a protein shake. It's packed with so much peachy goodness, you’ll forget you’re actually drinking something that’s good for you. The protein in the powder and almond milk will keep you full and help build muscle. Now, isn’t that just peachy?

Let’s get blending!


8 oz. vanilla almond milk (or your favorite milk)
1/2 of a peach (skin removed and diced)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional additions: Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp hearts, wheat germ, agave nectar, or honey
Servings: 1 • Size: 9 oz. (approximately)


1.Put all ingredients into blender and blend to desired consistency. Top with crumbled graham crackers for an extra peach pie taste!

Calories: 279 • Fat: 4.6g • Carb: 28 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 27.1 g •
Sugar: 23 g • Sodium: 285 mg • Cholesterol: 20 mg

Featured Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

Whether you’re looking to curb a peanut butter craving or just want to take a trip back to your childhood, this recipe is the way to go! Not only does it taste great, its also loaded with protein making it perfect for a post-workout treat. Get  your peanut butter and jelly fix any day of the week without wreaking havoc on your health and your physique. It’s so simple and so good!


1 cup skim milk
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
¼ cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. strawberry jam
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 ½ tbsp. of all natural peanut butter
5-6 ice cubes


1. Put water, yogurt and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high for 30 seconds.

Low Calorie New Year's Beverages

By: Snap Fitness

It’s hard to imagine ringing in the New Year without a festive drink in hand. When you think of New Year's beverages its usually something containing alcohol and bubbles, but it doesn’t have to be. When the ball drops, toast to a happy, healthy year to come with a drink that is low in calories and non-alcoholic. These New Year’s Eve drinks are perfect for sipping on throughout the evening until it’s time for the countdown to 2014.
Peppermint mocha-  A combination of coffee, cocoa and peppermint extract are combined in this hot drink that tastes like a chocolate mint candy. Full of flavor and perfect for keeping you warm. Add a candy cane stirrer if you’re really feeling festive.
Sparkling water with herbs and fruit- Add fresh berries to the bottom of a champagne glass and pour your favorite sparkling water over it.
The perfect combination of carbonation and taste. Add fresh herbs or aromatic bitters for added flavor.
Raspberry Spritzer- Combine seltzer, raspberry flavored syrup, or Chambord, frozen raspberries, and mint for a fresh tasty beverage
Lemon fizz- Combine seltzer, low sugar lemonade, lemon juice, and a fresh lemon wedge for a refreshing, sparkly beverage. Enjoy over the rocks or straight up. Add a sugared rim to any glass (try colored sugar).
Natural grape “soda” – In a  food processor combine: seedless red grapes, lemon juice, honey, and seltzer water for a natural take on grape soda.
If you want to jazz up your ice cubes, try freezing your favorite juice in ice cube trays and using them as ice cubes. This wil add color and flavor to your New Year's Eve beverage.
However you choose to ring in 2014, we hope that you enjoy your night, and do it safely. Cheers to a healthy start this year!

Peppermint Stick Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

Get in the holiday spirit with this Peppermint Stick Protein Shake! With only little bit of sugar in the recipe, this is a way to indulge in a holiday treat while filling up on some protein at the same time. It’s sweet, minty and healthy, all the makings of the perfect holiday shake.




1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 tablespoons nonfat greek yogurt

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

2 small candy canes

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

4-5 ice cubes



 Put all ingredients into a blender, pulse, and serve!


Happy Holidays!