We did an amazing MAXT3 workout this morning: Legs & Surge! Talk about killing yourself. I’m definitely going to be feeling it tomorrow.
To re-fuel I made a delicious smoothie full of good for you ingredients!
Chocolate Protein Smoothie:
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1 Scoop Green Superfood – Berry Flavor
- 2 Spoonfuls Coconut Oil
- 1 Spoonful Superfood Blend
- 1 Scoop Max Recovery
- 1 Cup Almond Milk
- Fill to the top with water
Tip: If you don’t have any greens on hand then use Green Superfood to get your greens! It can be found at your local Sprouts or Whole Foods.
After this morning’s green smoothie, I can’t stress enough that you need a NutriBullet to make these! We left to spend the weekend with my parents and sister. I packed the NutriBullet so I could share it with the family and realized when we arrived that I left the blade at home. The most important part. So we tried to make it with the Ninja. FAIL!
Since the Ninja can’t pulverize the ingredients, it left bits and pieces of everything…kale, apple, almonds, etc. The proof is in the picture. It looked so gross and the texture was so weird. So I have called this the “Liquid Salad“. The good news aside from the color and texture is that it tasted really yummy. Phew!
It was so funny watching the family try some of it. My mom had to close her eyes and my dad asked if he could drink it in the dark!
Here is the recipe from Day 7!
- Whole Green Apple
- Sprinkle of Almonds, Goji Berries, and Chia Seeds
- 1scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 packet of Regular Stevia
The vanilla protein powder I used is from Maximized Living. You can buy it here. I highly recommend it as they use whole foods and natural sweeteners which make it taste awesome! And yes, it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. If you’re looking for a cheaper approved version you can buy Jay Robb Egg White Vanilla Protein Powder at your local Sprouts or Natural Grocers.
Today also marks one week of green smoothies! Woohoo!
I added a new ingredient today that I haven’t tried before – Chia seeds! I’ve heard so much about how great they are for you so I had to give it a try.
I also added yogurt. What’s so important about yogurt is that it MUST be whole fat plain yogurt. No, it won’t make you fat, but it will keep you full for a lot longer.
The low-fat, non-fat or fat-free yogurts are horrible. Well not just yogurts…everything!
All the good fats are taken out and replaced with bad oils and chemicals, hence why they call it a “chemical shit storm“. You can find it at any health store. There’s also a whole fat Greek yogurt at Natural Grocers which is perfect for smoothies.
Alright I’m done ranting. Now on to the recipe for Day 5!
- Whole Green Apple
- Whole Fat Yogurt – just a spooonful
- 1/4 c. Chia Seeds
- 1/4 c. Almonds
- 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 drops Vanilla Stevia
This has a different blandish taste so adding vanilla stevia is a must. The chia seeds give it a grainy texture too. So if you don’t like that you can remove the chia seeds. Sometimes you just have to chug it down when it comes to stuff you don’t like but you know it’s good for you. Story of my life as a picky eater!