Chocolate Protein Smoothie!

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!

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Chocolate Protein Smoothie:

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  • 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.

Green Superfood

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Day 8: Chocolate = Love

day_8_chocolateI LOVE CHOCOLATE! It’s definitely my biggest weakness.

To show my appreciation for chocolate, I had to make a chocolate green smoothie! All the chocolate in this smoothie is natural, healthy, and has lots of great nutrients for you!

Unfortunately, the chocolate you find today contains high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils which are trans fats and will make you fat! Just take a look at the ingredients in a bag of assorted Ghirardelli chocolates. It’s scary to think I used to eat those all the time.

Now I read the ingredients of any chocolate I buy to make sure there’s no added-sugar or hydrogenated oils. I only buy dark chocolate and most of the time only baking chocolate so I can use it to make yummy treats. Then I can add in my own natural sugars like xylitol or stevia. WARNING – if you eat dark baking chocolate by itself it will taste very bitter!

Here’s my delicious recipe from Day 8!

Chocolate Green Smoothie

  • Spinach
  • Sprinkle of Cocoa Nibs
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 spoonful Cocoa Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 drop Chocolate Stevia
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Perfect Protein
  • 2 spoonfuls full-fat Coconut Milk (refrigerate coconut milk for at least 2 days so it thickens and scoop out only the coconut milk fat a.k.a “cream” )
  • Drop of mint extract

chocolate_smoothie_day_8I didn’t list coconut oil here since my cocoa almond butter contained coconut oil in it. If you don’t have cocoa almond butter you can use regular almond butter, add a little more cocoa powder and definitely make sure to add my secret ingredient, coconut oil! 

You can also buy the cocoa almond butter here from this great company, IngrEATients. They make amazing nut butters that are natural! I bought a few of them over Christmas and love them. I customized my almond butter to add cocoa in it. Delicious.

By adding the mint and vanilla extract it helps add a nice refreshing kick.

Enjoy!

Day 4: Superfood Smoothie

Power BlastI felt like I was catching a cold again so I made this awesome power smoothie full of great superfoods. And I can tell you it’s working!

I used the superfoods from Navitas Naturals. They are raw and certified organic! You can also buy their products on Amazon and get free shipping with Amazon Prime. You should check out their power snacks too – very tasty and filling!

Here is my superfood recipe from Day 4:

  • Kale (the best superfood out there!)
  • Whole Green Apple
  • 1/4 c. Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 c. Cacao Nibs
  • 1/4 c. Goji Berries
  • 1/2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 2 drops Vanilla Stevia
  • Water
  • Ice

Superfood Blast Now you can see after this was blended together it honestly looked like crap. Thankfully it actually tasted pretty good. And I’m glad to say that all the superfoods in it are working. Looks and taste don’t matter as much as staying healthy!

Enjoy!