I canNOT believe the holidays are already here again! And while I love this magical season, let?s be honest?it’s definitely the most stressful time of year. Between kids, work, school, play (even though there aren’t enough of that these days), and figuring who to give what, the stress definitely piles up. This?darned holiday stress will occasionally lead to what I call my “Grinch Days,” when all I wanna do is bury myself under the covers and tell everyone to steer clear until Jan 2nd. On those Grinch Days, I just whip up one of these amazing Grinch Shakes and the world seems right again. Well… maybe a Grinch Shake +?some love from my littles…THEN all is right, but regardless, this easy-to-make glass of yumminess is chock full of protein + greens + phytonutrients to keep my energy levels up when I need it most. Bonus…the kiddos LOVE this festive holiday shake too! Enjoy… πŸ˜‰

Some fun gadgets + kitchen accessories (and my sweater) to get you even more in the holiday mood:


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Green Grinch Shake


2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
? cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup pineapple
1 tablespoon pineapple juice
? frozen banana
1 ?-2 cups spinach


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, mix until well combined. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition information (makes 1 serving): 278 cals; 4g fat; 30g carbs; 34g protein

If you’re a carb cycler, this glass of sunshine = a high carb meal. If you’d like more amazingly easy and delicious?transformation-friendly recipes (like this one), check out our?book, Extreme Transformation. Available in paperback on December 20th?pre-order your copy here.

Happy holidays!!



Related reading:

Hulk Shake
Christmas Morning Cooking // 1-Minute Breakfast in a Mug
Pecan Pie Tartlets || Powell-Approved
Pumpkin Pie + Protein Shake = Low Carb Heaven!
Clean Cheat // Muddy Buddies
How to Begin Your Transformation Journey?Step by Step

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13 Responses

  1. What protein shakes does Heidi use? There are so many out there it is hard to know which one is best without the added ingredients that are bad for you’re body.

    1. Hi Debbie: In general, we recommend low fat (less than 3g), low carb (less than 5g), with around 20-25g of protein per serving. Other than that, go with what you like best! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Linda: Congratulations!!! Here’s a post that outlines Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program, and it outlines the steps you need to achieve your goals: https://heidipowell.net/9060. And you might want to also check out Chris and Heidi’s new app – Transform with Chris and Heidi – which offers a totally customizable transformation program for you! You can learn more about their app here: http://thetransformapp.com. You can do this!

  2. Hi I was wondering does Chris work with people in UK as would like to do his programme extreme transformation

    1. Hi Carol: You can often find it at your local library, so give that a try! And Chris and Heidi are giving away a copy each day leading up to Christmas, so check out their FB and IG pages and enter to win! πŸ™‚

  3. Heidi, Will you please post on Facebook and instagram a good diet to follow and specific exercise for someone with hypothyroidism. I am struggling and just at my wits end. ?

    1. Hi Lisa: I’d suggest you discuss Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program with your healthcare team and then follow any modifications they might recommend for your hypothyroidism. You can learn about their program here: https://heidipowell.net/9060. You can do this! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Heidi, I just love to watch the transformations you have Chris have made and impacted many people’s lives. My name is Heather Geiger….I need you help!!! My Father, Sister and myself is Obese. My father has suffered 2 heart attacks and a stroke, he is now Type 2 Diabetes. I want me and my sister to lose weight so we dnt end up with those traits, but at the same time help my dad safe his life and be here long enough to walk me down the aisle. This is a life or death matter, I dnt know where to start. My family needs this transformation to save our lives and change our kids.

    1. Hi Heather: You all can learn about Chris and Heidi’s carb cycling program (the same program they use on the show) in this post: https://heidipowell.net/9060. And please discuss this program – or any nutrition and exercise program – with your healthcare teams first and then follow their recommendations. You all can do this! πŸ™‚

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