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There are days that I’m constantly on the go, from working, to being with my kids, to exercising, I barely have time to slow down and make sure I eat something. So I turn to Premier Protein shakes. They are packed with 30g of delicious protein to give me the sustained energy I need. They are low in fat, with 160 calories, only 1g of sugar, and 24 vitamins and minerals. I picked up the Vanilla Flavor this past weekend (my favorite flavor).
They are perfect for breakfast on the go, an afternoon snack or post workout recovery, Premier Protein Shakes come in five rich and creamy flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberries & Cream, Bananas & Cream and Caramel.
Note: there is milk in this — so if you are sensitive to dairy, you should be careful and see if you can handle it. I am lactose sensitive, but I am able to handle this just fine.
Because all anyone is talking about is the Unicorn Frappucino from Starbucks, I decided to make my own version using Premier Protein. As I’m looking to cut way down on the sugar, carbs, and fat, I didn’t think I wanted to try the real version, even though I am a happy Starbucks customer.
Healthier Unicorn Frappé Recipe:
1 Premier Protein Shake – Vanilla
1 cup of frozen mango pieces with several raspberries and blackberries
1/4 cup frozen raspberries and blackberries (strawberries can be substituted)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup freeze-dried berry blend
Whipped Cream (look for a low-fat one)
Add one Premier Protein shake to a blender.
Add mango and berries.
It will be a pink blend. Pour 1/2 of the blended mixture out and set aside.
Add several more raspberries and blackberries. The mixture will turn more purple.
Pour purple mixture into the bottom of your glass, but reserve a little bit on the bottom on your blender. Then make your blue liquid by adding the blueberries to the little bit of purple mixture.
Add the dark purple mixture to the sides of your glass. This didn’t work as well as I’d like, but I tried.
To replicate the Unicorn colored sprinkles, I used freeze dried berries. I put them in a small plastic zipper bag and then used a cup to crush them.
This would have to work in the place of the colored sprinkles.
I added whipped cream and then sprinkled on the crushed freeze-dried fruit. Then I added a spoon and enjoyed my treat.
Note: You can make this lower carb — it is not keto and the carbs will still be higher than you may want. Cut the fruit down — 1/4 cup mango (5.25 carbs), 4 carbs for the Premier Protein Shake, and 11 carbs for 1/2 cup of blueberries – so minimum this would be in 20 carbs (don’t do as much decoration).
You can find Premier Protein Shakes in stores or at Amazon.com. Note: This are great low carb shakes (under 5 carbs) for my Type 1 Diabetic son.
Healthier Unicorn Frappe Recipe with Premier Protein
Audrey Stewart says
I’m glad I found this post.
Julie Wood says
This Unicorn frappe looks so delicious and way healthier than the one from Starbucks. I want to make these with the kids!
I love all the fruit in this recipe. I would make a smoothie using all the fruit.
ellen beck says
Now this looks good! I have had these shakes/drinks before and although I like them as is, I think this would be a great improvement. I also like anything that says unicorn ha!
Diane S says
Looks so delicious!! Yum
So much better than that gross drink craze that I refused to purchase for my kids!
Heather @ US Japan Fam says
Nice!!! That looks amazing – I bet it tastes much better than the Stbx one, and bonus, it’s actually GOOD for you! Well done! I gotta give it a try soon!
YOU REWENED THE UNICORN FRAPPE IT IS SUPPER UNHEALTHY AND YOU ARE REWINING IT
The Mama Maven says
Actually, I did a healthier version of it.
This is awesome! Luv it