Sorry y’all, I forgot this post was scheduled so early this morning and it went up without any content. Oops! But I wanted to bring you guys one of my favorite protein shake recipes. My protein shakes are more like smoothies, but they’re yummy and filling, which is perfect since I often use them as a breakfast replacement (honestly it’s the only way I’ll get breakfast anymore).
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I love the 30 Days to Healthy Living program Arbonne has because I can’t remember the last time I was so focused on having a more plant-based diet. I know I have the hardest time trying to remember or simply get enough servings of fruits and veggies in my diet, so shakes are one of my favorite ways to boost my produce consumption throughout my day (see: How I’m Working More Fruits + Veggies Into My Diet)
I could go through all the health benefits of this particular shake, but that would take a hot minute. With the way I make it, here are some of the most notable health benefits:
- 11.2 g of dietary fiber
- 22.7 g of protein
- 64% calcium
- 558.1 mg potassium
- 154% Vitamin A
- 105% Vitamin C
I start off by adding a handful of frozen strawberries, frozen sweet potatoes, and frozen mangoes. I’m a sucker for the pretty gradient it makes!
And it’s probably no shock that my go-to nutrition products are through Arbonne. I add one scoop of vanilla protein (two scoops if it’s after working out) and half a scoop of the daily fiber boost. You don’t have to use vegan protein, but I personally prefer it. Lower calories, but complete amino acid profile which makes it perfect to help build lean muscle after a workout. But these ingredients are what helps these shakes act as a meal replacement and keep me feeling full longer than a traditional smoothie.
When it comes to liquid, I always reach for unsweetened almond milk. Twice the calcium as dairy milk, and so so so much better for you. I generally use about 6-8 oz of almond milk and then top off with water (it doesn’t lessen the flavor and helps me stretch out my almond milk farther).
And voila! No need for agave or added sweeteners. This shake is smooth and sweet without the guilt! If you try it for yourselves, let me know how you like it! Be sure to let me know if you want to see more of these kinds of posts in the future!
Strawberry, sweet potato, and mango protein shake
- 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/3 cup frozen/raw sweet potatoes
- 1/3 cup frozen mangoes
- 6 oz unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 1/2 scoop fiber boost (optional)