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Protein Shakes for Dessert

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Pies, cakes, cookies and ice cream are tempting and delicious desserts. Unfortunately, more often than not they’re packed with excess fat and loads of sugar. (Not to mention they take a ton of time to make from scratch.) But sip on this: We’ve got 13 ways to satisfy your sweet tooth in five minutes flat, while still keeping your diet on track. All you need is your favorite protein powder and a few key ingredients on hand. Inspired by Snickers, s’mores, banana splits and more, these protein shake recipes are the perfect way to have your “cake” and drink it, too.

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1. Blueberry Pie Protein Shake
Ready to whip up a quick and easy blueberry pie? Vanilla protein powder, a dash of cinnamon and frozen blueberries create berry-licious base. Top with strips of a quick and nutty “crust” — made from raw cashew butter, agave and almond meal — to make it even more pie-like. Photo and Recipe: Sarah / A Whisk and Two Wands

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2. Black Forest Protein Shake
This chocolate-cherry shake couldn’t be simpler. And, it tastes exactly like a thick slice of rich and indulgent black forest cake — just without all the sugar, butter and heavy cream. All it takes is chocolate protein powder, milk, a banana, a cup of frozen cherries and ice. Blend it up until smooth and top with a dollop of coconut cream and a cherry for the ultimate guilt-free snack. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by DailyBurn

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3. Snickers Protein Smoothie
The secret to this Snickers-flavored shake is PB2 (or powdered, de-fatted peanut butter). But the protein comes from cottage cheese and chocolate, vanilla or caramel protein powder. The recipe also calls for sugar-free chocolate and caramel syrups, but if you’d prefer to skip the artificial stuff, all-natural caramel or butterscotch extract would work well, too. Top the final product with chocolate chips and chopped peanuts for an even more candy bar-like treat. Photo and Recipe: Veggies by Candlelight

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4. Frozen S’more Shake
This one is sure to bring back memories of toasting marshmallows over an open fire. While the end result isn’t as high in protein as most others on this list (the ingredients include just cocoa mix, milk, cinnamon, ice and a frozen banana), it’s still a healthier way to satisfy that sweet tooth. Pour the finished product into a frosty mug and finish it off with crushed graham crackers and marshmallow. Photo and Recipe: Kathy Patalsky / Healthy. Happy. Life

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5. Butterscotch Apple Pie Shake
If you’re craving a slice of Grandma’s apple pie but don’t want to break the calorie bank, look no further than this smoothie recipe. Clocking in at about 350 calories per glass, with far less sugar and fat, this smoothie combines protein powder, Greek yogurt and one whole apple and banana (which offer a healthy dose of fiber and potassium too!). Photo and Recipe: Chelsea / Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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