Bariatric Cinnamon Sugar Donut Shake (Suitable for Pre/Post Op Surgery)


This low calorie sugar donut shake is sugar-free, gluten-free, and suitable for bariatric surgery.  Delight in the taste of a decadent liquidfied protein donut without all the unhealthy ingredients that come with the regular donut! Made with just five simple ingredients, this donut protein milkshake packs over 23 grams of protein  and is only 149 calories per serving- doctor and nutritionist approved  to ensure you get your nutrition during recovery from gastric bypass- one delicious and healthy donut protein shake at a time. 


Protein Milkshake Bariatric Cinnamon Sugar Donut Shake


All the goodness of a donut without the fat and carbs! Sugar, spice and everything yummy and nice come together in this Cinnamon Sugar donut shake that is bariatric-friendly to help ensure you meet your protein intake needs. 

We all know donuts are not the healthiest treat, and are also forbidden during gastric bypass recovery, so we created a solution to where you could safely recover post-op, but not have to sacrifice flavor during your post-op liquid diet. This protein milkshake is a liquified version of a healthy protein donut, made with cupcake vegan protein powder. 

What protein shakes can I have after gastric sleeve?

Doctors and health professionals alike recommend Protein Milkshake as it aligns with the universal recommendation for a post-op liquid diet after gastric bypass surgery. As a guideline, it is a key requirement the first week post-op recovery that all bariatric patients follow a liquid diet. Protein Milkshake's organic protein powder and vegan protein powder consists of the requirements needed for your liquid diet, containing 22 grams of protein per serving, and has no unhealthy additives or sugars. 

Can I have protein shakes 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 convinient and a delicious way to ensure you meet your weight loss goals.


How can I increase my protein intake after bariatric surgery?

You can increase your protein intake after bariatric surgery through the use of bariatric protein shakes using Protein Milkshake's vegan or organic grass-fed protein powder. It is optimal to drink a bariatric milkshake using Protein Milkshake six times a day to ensure you are getting enough protein on your liquid diet. 


  • This recipe only calls for five ingredients plus ice- and you got yourself a taste of coveted sugar donuts in as low as five minutes! 
  • Includes twenty-two grams of protein to leave you full and satisfied for hours. 
  • Is low calorie, low carb, and nutrient-enriched- created with the perfect vanilla milkshake recipe base. 
  • Is recommended by doctors and nutritionists using Protein Milkshake organic or vegan protein powder for the high protein content (22 grams) and the use of no artificial sweeteners. Protein Milkshake is sweetened with naturally derived stevia which makes Protein Milkshake the best bariatric weight loss powder suitable for bariatric and gastric sleeve surgery. 

How is this protein sugar donut shake healthy?

This sugar donut protein shake is healthy as it contains no additives or unnatural ingredients- the protein powder used in the base is vegan- however, you can sub for the original natural grass-fed whey protein here

What kind of protein powder will work in this protein shake to make it bariatric-friendly?

Two key requirements for a protein shake to be used in pre/post-op gastric bypass by doctors and nutritionists are that it must have a high protein content and it must not contain any sugars. We recommend using Protein Milkshake as each serving of Protein Milkshake boasts 22 grams of protein and it is sugar-free, as Protein Milkshake is sweetened with natural stevia. 

How Easy Is This Recipe To Make?

This bariatric protein shake recipe takes less than five minutes to whip up, using ingredients you can find in your pantry and fridge and Vegan Cupcake Batter Protein Milkshake to provide the protein nutritional content you need. All that is left is to combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend- for an easy and hassle free bariatric shake that can be enjoyed twice a day during post-op surgery. 

Here is the recipe for our decadent and bariatric-friendly cinnamon sugar donut bariatric protein powder shake!

Bariatric Cinnamon Sugar Donut Shake Ingredients

• 1 serving Vegan Cupcake Batter Protein Milkshake 

• 1 cup unsweetened plant milk

• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 drop butter extract (optional)



  1. Add plant milk, cinnamon, Protein Milkshake Cupcake Batter protein powder, vanilla extract, butter extract and ice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Optional: Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and enjoy!

Featured Ingredient

Vegan Cupcake Batter Protein Powder

Bariatric Cinnamon Sugar Protein Shake Nutrition

Protein: 22g

Carbs: 4g

Calories: 149

Fat: 4g


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.   


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! 

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 friendly protein shake recipe, be sure to leave a comment  letting us know how it turns out! Your feedback is so helpful here at Protein Milkshake and for other Protein Milkshake readers who are looking for bariatric shakes!



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