Strawberry Cream Protein Milkshake

Summertime is perfect for a lot of things.  Itz perfect for lazy days by the pool, walks at the park, Cardinal baseball games, and ice cold treats.  As a FitFluential Ambassador, I was invited to try Designer Whey’s new protein powder from their sustained energy line.  And hence, the Strawberry Cream Protein Milkshake was created.

Strawberry Cream Protein Milkshake

Strawberry Cream Protein Milkshake

~makes one large serving


  • several ice cubes
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 scoop Designer Whey® Sustained Energy™ protein powder in Vanilla Bean
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (optional)
  • few drops of vanilla sweetener


  • Add items to the blender in the order they’re listed.  Blend until desired consistency is reached.  Garnish with additional strawberries.  Enjoy!

Itz a deliciously creamy and filling treat that’s just perfect for summer.  Let me tell you more about the Designer Whey Sustained Energy protein powder.

Designer Whey

Some key facts about the Designer Whey® Sustained Energy™ line from their website:

  • ENDURANCE BLEND WITH SOY: Designed to give you balanced, sustained energy through a premium protein blend of fast-absorbing whey protein and slower absorbing soy & casein proteins, giving you a steady supply of essential amino acids while helping you control hunger with fiber.
  • 100 GOOD-FOR-YOU-CALORIES: Ideal for the active woman who is watching her calorie intake.
  • 5G FIBER: 20% Daily Value of fiber per serving to help control hunger.
  • EXCELLENT SOURCE OF 19 VITAMINS AND MINERALS: B-vitamins to energize metabolism – help convert protein, carbohydrates, and fats into energy.  High in antioxidants, vitamin A, C, & E for fast workout recovery.  Rich in calcium & vitamin D to maintain strong bones.
  • 16G PROTEIN: Whey, soy, & casein protein blend – 32% Daily Value per serving.
  • GREAT TASTE… NATURALLY: Smooth & delicious, all-natural flavors and sweeteners and real cocoa or vanilla bean pieces.

Itz all so marvelous!  Linking up with Healthy Diva’s Marvelous in my Monday today:

I really like the flavors of both the Vanilla Bean and the Chocolate Velvet.  Itz the smoothest protein powder I’ve ever had and that’s saying a lot since I have reviewed my fair share.  I don’t love that they contain soy, but, since I eat hardly any soy, I think a tiny bit here and there is fine.  Jonny actually said the chocolate tastes like nutella.  I’m not sure I agree, but hey whatever! I’ve been loving making “protein frosting” with this protein powder since itz so smooth.  I literally just slowly add water (a tablespoon or so at a time) and stir it with a spoon until it becomes smooth like pudding or frosting.  I’ve dipped strawberries in it, I’ve topped pancakes with it, & I’ve smeared it between two waffles for a breakfast sandwich.

Check out this pretty masterpiece I created with the Chocolate Velvet:

Waffle Sandwich With Chocolate Protein Frosting

Guess what?  I get to choose SIX wonderful readers to try the new Designer Whey Sustained Energy protein powder in the flavor of their choice!  To enter: leave a comment on this blog post telling us which flavor sounds most appealing to you: Chocolate Velvet or Vanilla Bean (mandatory).  For additional (optional) entries, complete one or both of the following: CLOSED!

  • Follow Itz Linz and Designer Whey on Twitter and tweet this message: “I want to win @DesignerWhey Sustained Energy protein powder from @ItzLinz! #FitFluential #DesignerWhey” and be sure to leave a comment here telling us you followed and tweeted.
  • Follow Itz Linz (@itzlinz) and Designer Whey (@designerwhey1) on Instagram and leave a comment here telling us you did so.

Congratulations to #41 Alexandra, #104 Diana, #88 Leslee @ Her Happy Balance, #116 Claire Klein, #7 misszippy, & #55 Heather @ fitncookies! Email me ( itzlinz [at] gmail [dot] com ) within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.  Please include your shipping address and flavor preference!

This giveaway will be open until Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm CST.  SIX winners will be announced Friday, June 28th, 2013 and will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.  (Open to U.S. only.) Good luck!

FitFluential & Designer Whey provided me with the products for review purposes only.  All opinions are my own.

124 thoughts on “Strawberry Cream Protein Milkshake

  1. I follow you on twitter and I just tweeted this giveaway! I LOVE Designer way and hope to win the vanilla bean! It sounds delish! I have used the regular vanilla in basically everything but have not tried the sustained energy kind.

  2. Both sound fabulous but I’d probably choose vanilla just because I think that it would go with more flavor combinations 🙂 Thanks Linz!

  3. I followed Designer whey on IG and Twitter. Also I tweeted about your giveaway!! I cannot wait to try their new product! Designer whey is also giving 20% right now with the promo code Energy20!

  4. I follow on Twitter 🙂 That’s actually what led me to this giveaway! And I love all things vanilla so I would have to choose the Vanilla Bean flavor – yum!!

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