As soon as I opened the container, my husband became intrigued (which is generally a good sign since he is very picky) and even tasted some of the cookies and cream powder. He liked it a lot and commented that it would go great in an ice cream milkshake. I decided that I wanted to see if I could use it to create a delicious and low calorie cookies and cream shake.
So, I threw the following into my Vita-Mix blender (which I'll be blogging about a lot in the days to come, as it is by far the best blender I've ever used, and I've used many):
(1) half a serving of the cookies and cream powder (60 calories, 0.25g fat, 1g fiber, 7g protein)
(2) one cup of almond milk (40 calories, 3g of fat, 1g of fiber, 1g protein)
(3) half of a medium frozen banana (~45 calories, 1g of fiber)
What resulted was a smooth, creamy, and delicious cookies and cream drink! What's cool about this drink is that it healthy enough to call a smoothie, but also definitely tasty enough to call a dessert. It is also extremely filling because the cookies and cream powder is so high in protein. The whole drink came out to 145 calories, or 3 watchers points.
Beyond being delicious, the shake also has a lot going for it as the spirutein protein powder is packed with vitamins (the package claims that one serving contains 100% daily value of most vitamins).
So, as I mentioned, you can find the cookies and cream powder at The Vitamin Shoppe, or from Amazon under Spiru-Tein (Spirutein) Shake - Cookies & Cream.
By the way, if you aren't a big cookies and cream fan, you'll find that this protein powder comes in many other potentially delicious flavors like Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana, and Cherry. Independent of flavor, the powder provides an easy way to integrate protein into your diet.