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A scoop of protein powder.

Getting enough protein is one of the keystone staples of a healthy-eating plan. Most of us could use a boost of it to steady energy levels, support body composition, and dampen cravings.

When you find a protein option that tastes like an indulgent treat without added sugar or artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners, it’s a win-win for both your taste buds and your metabolism. While we’re big fans of chocolate and vanilla flavors, who doesn’t love to have even more options?

After a year in the making and extensive member input, we’re excited to introduce our newest flavor in our protein-powder lineup:

Sea Salt Caramel

For a limited time, it’s joining the chocolate and vanilla flavors as options in Life Time’s All-in-One Shake Mix offerings, which are available as both Grass-Fed Whey+ All-in-One and the dairy-free Vegan+ All-in-One which is made with a blend of pea, chia, and chlorella proteins.

The All-in-One Shake Mix is a client and coach favorite for multiple reasons, including:

  • There are 30 grams of clean protein per serving
  • You can mix it easily both into recipes and alone with water or unsweetened nut milk in a shaker cup
  • It delivers more than 50 percent of the daily value of several essential vitamins and minerals in their most bioactive forms to fuel metabolism
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes are also included to support gut health
  • It’s free of added sugar, gluten, and synthetic colors, flavors, and sweeteners

Although the sea salt caramel flavor is great when consumed on-the-run mixed with water alone, our nutrition team quickly got to work in the kitchen to discover other delicious ways to enjoy it. Below are three of our team’s favorite recipes that use it.

Sea Salt Caramel Mocha Shake

Makes one serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

A glass of the Sea Salt Caramel Mocha Shake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving Sea Salt Caramel Life Time All-in-One Shake Mix (dairy-free Vegan or Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 4 oz. unsweetened nut milk
  • 6 oz. cold brew coffee
  • 3 to 5 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Blend to desired consistency and enjoy!

Nutritional Info: Calories: 230 | Protein: 30 | Carbs: 6 | Fat: 10

Sea Salt Caramel Turtle Protein Balls

Makes approximately 12 balls
Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 minute

A board filled with Sea Salt Caramel Turtle Protein Balls.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs. chopped pecans, plus an optional additional 2 tbs. for garnish
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats (gluten-free preferred)
  • 1 serving Sea Salt Caramel Life Time Vegan+ All-in-One Shake Mix
  • 2 tbs. cocoa powder
  • 5 tbs. cashew butter
  • 3–5 tbs. unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbs. dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pulse the two tablespoons of chopped pecans in a blender until finely ground, then mix with the oats, shake mix, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the cashew butter and three tablespoons of almond milk and mix well.
  3. Using your hands, form into 3/4-inch balls and set aside on a wax-paper lined sheet. If the mixture is too crumbly, add additional almond milk (one tablespoon at a time) and mix again until the desired consistency is reached and the balls are easily formed.
  4. If using the optional garnish: Pulse the remaining two tablespoons of chopped pecans in a blender until finely ground, then roll each ball in the pecans. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 10-second increments to prevent burning, stirring in between. When melted, use a spoon to drizzle across the top of the protein balls.
  5. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.

Nutritional Info (per bite): Calories: 100 | Protein: 5 | Carbs: 7 | Fat: 6

Sea Salt Caramel Apple Shake

Makes one serving
Prep time: 5 minutes

A glass of the Sea Salt Caramel Apple Shake.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 serving Sea Salt Caramel Life Time All-in-One Shake Mix (dairy-free Vegan or Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1/2 small Honeycrisp apple, sliced
  • 1 tbs. nut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 3–6 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Blend to desired consistency and enjoy!

Nutritional Info: Calories: 415 | Protein: 34 | Carbs: 33 | Fat: 17

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Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Samantha McKinney has been a dietitian, trainer and coach for over 10 years. At first, her interests and experience were in a highly clinical setting in the medical field, which ended up laying a strong foundation for understanding metabolism as her true passion evolved: wellness and prevention. She hasn’t looked back since and has had the honor of supporting Life Time’s members and nutrition programs in various roles since 2011.

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