ENERGIZING PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

I’ve always hated smoothies that you can taste the protein powder in. This isn’t one of them. 

Cade recently got an assistant head coach job at College of Marin (I’m so proud of him, and seriously, proud is an understatement). Since he started, we’ve gotten to use their weight room – something we’ve both been itching for since our move! We run and we do yoga, but there still seemed to be something missing, and lifting seemed to be it. 

An important part of working out is following up with giving your body what it needs, namely – protein. For me, protein has always been an issue. I don’t love meat, I go through phases with eggs, most protein powders make me gag and good, clean plant protein is hard to find.

This smoothie, though – this one will have you making protein smoothie bowls like it’s nobody’s bidniz.

I’ve learned from throwing random things I have in the kitchen into a blender that it either turns out miraculous or horrendous. Luckily for me (and you!) this trial went pretty freaking swell! 

Go get after it this week and reward yourself with this smoothie. It’s so good that it tastes like dessert. And if you’re anything like me, dessert at any hour of the day is a big YES. 

Let me know if you try this out and what you think!

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Milk

  • 1 scoop protein – I used Garden of Life Organic FIT (substitute note: go with a neutral or vanilla flavor)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp maca powder

  • 1 tsp hemp seeds

  • 1 tsp cacao nibs

  • 1 tbsp almond or pecan butter

  • 1/4 cup oats

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado

  • 1 cup ice

 

Steps

1. Add Almond Milk to blender, followed by dry ingredients and then almond butter, banana, avocado and lastly, ice.

2. Blend on medium-high speed until nice and thick.

3. Pour into your favorite bowl and top with the goods!

4. Pictured above in the first image is bee pollen, golden flax cereal, banana slices, almond butter and cinnamon, and in the second image I have golden flax cereal and mulberries.

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