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Recipe of the Week: Cherry Cinnamon Protein Blast

Recipe of the Week: Cherry Cinnamon Protein Blast

Delicious protein shakes are my favorite for post-workout nutrition and this tasty little number hits the spot every time.

It’s from my cookbook Eat Green Get Lean and it not only tastes great but the cinnamon has some nice post-workout glucose control benefits as well!




Calories Per Serving


Protein Per Serving

27 grams

Carbohydrates Per Serving

38 grams

Fat Per Serving

3 grams


1/2 large banana, frozen

3/4 cup pitted cherries

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup almond milk

2 scoops vanilla or unflavored protein powder (rice or whey works best)

4 – 6 ice cubes (optional)


 Blend all ingredients together until desired consistency


What You Get to Eat


What did you think of this week’s recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • frametheory

    Looks real good! Can’t wait to bulk. I did my first meal plan for my cut. Still need to tweak a bit. Check it out!

  • Marcus

    Could it really be 2 tablespoons? Does that really add up to 27grams of protein?
    2 scoops perhaps?

    • Michael Matthews

      Doh! Was a typo. Fixed. 🙂

  • sfczarnecki

    This smoothie kicked ass! All I had was chocolate protein powder but that just made it yummier. I’ll be making this again.

    • Michael Matthews

      Awesome! Glad to hear it. 🙂

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