By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

The holidays are filled with sweets, treats and carb loaded eats! It’s a time when most people fall off track and indulge in over eating. If you’re prepared, you can avoid the post-holiday bloat and still enjoy the flavors of the season! When the holidays come around make sure you secure a protein packed substitute and take the focus off of food and keep it on family. Try our Skinny Mint Protein Shake this holiday season!


Skinny Mint Protein Shake

Makes 1 serving


1 scoop vanilla protein powder

5 frozen dark cherries

5 ice cubes

½ cup water

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

4 drops (approx. ½ tsp) peppermint extract

½ of one mini candy cane, crushed (optional, for garnish)

Blend all ingredients in a blender and top with ¼ of a crushed candy cane, if desired.