Bariatric Chocolate Chip Protein Shake (Suitable for Pre/Post Op Surgery)

This low calorie and healthy bariatric chocolate chip cookie protein shake is high protein, sugar-free, gluten-free, and is a suitable bariatric shake for post-op gastric sleeve surgery.  Delight in the taste of a decadent liquidfied for your first months on your bariatric diet to meet your nutritional intake needs. Made with just five simple ingredients, this chocolate chip cookie shake packs over 22 grams of protein  and is only 168 calories per serving- doctor and nutritionist approved  to ensure you get your nutrition during recovery from gastric bypass- one bariatric protein flavored cookie milkshake at a time. 

Bariatric Chocolate Chip Protein Milkshake


What can I eat on a liquid diet after surgery?

After you undergo surgery, your doctor will give you key guidelines on how to safely recover after the procedure. One universal guideline regardless of your medical history is that post-recovery you must stay on a liquid diet. 

Some great solutions for eating on a liquid diet include drinking water, diluted fruit juices, tea and coffee without milk and cream, and to ensure you get protein in your diet, protein powder. However, not all protein powders are created alike. It is a requirement that the protein powder you choose has enough protein per serving in order to meet your nutritional intake daily. Protein Milkshake is the best protein powder for weight loss and best protein powder for bariatric patients as it consists of 22 grams per serving, and does not contain any harmful additives or sweeteners. 

What kind of protein do bariatric patients need?

Whey protein isolate is the preferred type of protein for bariatric patients because it is the easiest to digest. Most bariatric-specific protein shakes will be 100% whey isolate or primarily whey protein. Protein Milkshake is an all-natural organic grass-fed protein powder that is designed to help you lose weight and curb cravings. Protein Milkshake also comes in a vegan form if you are vegan, made with naturally derived watermelon powder that is low calorie, gluten-free, and sugar-free. 

Can you have smoothies after gastric bypass?

In the first several months of post-op gastric sleeve surgery, a full liquid diet must be followed, which is why most health professionals will recommend liquid protein supplements, especially protein powders, as a bariatric protein milk shake will give you the nutritional value you need in order to meet your nutrition needs daily. Liquid protein supplements such as shakes and powders are the easiest to take in right after surgery. After the first two to three months (timeline depends on your doctor) you can incorporate traditional protein and food back into your diet- however, many of our bariatric and gastric sleeve customers continue to use Protein Milkshake as a meal replacement twice a day as it is an easy and convenient source of protein and nutrition.

How many protein shakes a day after gastric sleeve?

Nutritionists recommend five to six protein shakes a day- taken in small sips throughout the day to keep you full and ensure you are meeting your nutritional needs. Click here to access a recommended full liquid diet bariatric weight loss meal plan to ensure you stay on track of your health goals. 

What happens if you don't get enough protein after bariatric surgery?

If you do not eat an adequate amount of protein daily, you may lose muscle. Losing muscle mass can slow down metabolism, therefore decreasing your strength and affecting your ability to meet your weight loss goals. Protein Milkshake is favored as a bariatric protein powder for weight loss as it not only serves a meal replacement, but it is conivinient and a delicious way to ensure you meet your weight loss goals.


Bariatric-Friendly Chocolate Chip Protein Shake 

If you just underwent gastric bypass surgery and are looking for a bariatric protein powder for weight loss and to satisfy your nutritional intake requirements for your bariatric liquid diet, we created a healthy protein shake recipe that tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie- and designed to help you lose weight. 


Bariatric Chocolate Chip Protein Shake Ingredients 
  • 1 serving Protein Milkshake (any flavor)
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 2 reduced-fat chocolate chip cookies
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice


  1. Add a serving of your choice of Protein Milkshake, choice of nut milk, reduced-fat chocolate chip cookies, vanilla extract and ice to a blender!
  2. Pour into a glass and top with organic or homemade whipped cream and cookie crumbles! 

Bariatric Chocolate Chip Cookie Nutrition 

  • Protein:22g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Calories: 168
  • Fat: 6g


How can I speed up weight loss after gastric sleeve?

You can speed up weight loss after gastric sleeve surgery by combining the use of Protein Milkshake and making sure you have a support system set in place to avoid returning to bad eating habits. If needing support through your journey, you can follow Protein Milkshake on IG as we post daily motivation to ensure you stay on track of your goals. Send us a DM if this blog is what introduced you to Protein Milkshake, we would love to meet and support you! 

Can I drink almond milk after gastric sleeve?

Almond milk or any type of plant milk is recommended on a bariatric diet as long as it is skimmed or diluted using the 1:1 ratio. A main component to protein shakes is using plant milk as a base, however you can also make the protein shakes using water instead of milk.   

If you loved this recipe, here are a few more recommended recipes:

1) Bariatric Pecan Pie Shake 

2) Bariatric Banana Chocolate Cupcake Shake 

3) Bariatric Lemon Meringue Protein Shake 

4) Bariatric Pumpkin Cupcake Protein Shake 


If you try this bariatric chocolate chip protein shake recipe, be sure to leave a comment  letting us know how the bariatric milkshake turns out! Your feedback is so helpful here at Protein Milkshake and for other Protein Milkshake readers who are looking for weight loss drinks on a bariatric liquid diet!




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