If you like chocolate with an edge, this is the smoothie for you! Mine only had a slight edge, but you can go as far as you like with this.1 scoop veg protein mix
1 cup flax milk
1/8 cup cocoa
1 cup frozen banana
1 tbsp raw local honey
3 dashes from my cayenne spice bottle
After a long paddleboard workout, I used the chocolate veg protein mix in a smoothie with lunch in hopes for a fast recovery. It did seem to help.
The next morning, I added a tbsp of peanut powder and had a smoothie breakfast.
1 cup Flax milk
1 scoop raw chocolate protein
4 ice cubes
363 calories (200 from banana)
I’m using Flax milk this week because it is good and the shop I went to had it and not almond milk.
Someone planted the idea of a chocolate PB2 (powdered peanut butter-no oil) in my head. I went to make it and decided to put in some of my previous green juice because it was getting too old to last. WRONG move! I doubled everything and added honey to make it bearable. Leftovers anyone?
No recipe for this. It’s in your best interest.
After the disaster smoothie, I needed a comeback. This was it!
For my best yet smoothie:
1 cup almond milk
1 pack Garden of Life chocolate protein mix
300 calories (most from the banana)
I started the fast on a bit of a whim. It ended most purposefully with an apple and a big spoon of peanut butter. It was not as good as I had been imagining all week, but I looked down at my stomach and asked it, “Are you happy now?” It gurgled, thank you, back at me.
Lessons and observations from my adventure:
Just because I want to eat, does not mean I have to. I give into cravings so often with the excuse that I should go ahead, otherwise I will never be able to stop thinking about it. Another favorite excuse: my body must need something, so go ahead and eat that chocolate milkshake and fries. 8)
Media has way too many pictures of food. There are the obvious commercials for the -gotta have it now- fast food and sugary treats. Pinterest can be evil. My DVR has a list of cooking competition shows waiting for me. I had never noticed how much regular TV shows flash food across the screen. I envied Homer Simpson’s plate. Really, craving cartoon food! Continue reading →
Have you ever gotten up in the morning and thought, “today would be a great day to start a juice fast?” Me either, until Wednesday. I have been feeling bloated and just blah. With vacation eating and lunch meetings, I had strayed from my low gluten and lactose diet for the past few weeks.
Pure Green Protein: Packed with protein “with the amino acid ratio of human muscle.” Great for mornings that I feel bad about not having a protein for breakfast or for using the mixed berry flavor to mask an unfortunate juice mix.
The juice I made this morning was, by far, the best I have made. It starts smooth and sweet with a light pear flavor and finishes with just a suggestion of heat. (I think I watch too many reality cooking shows, hehe).
The Mix: 2 colors of Kale; one scallion, parsley, yellow carrots, broccoli, a touch of cauliflower, 1/2 a hot pepper, one each of pear, orange, apple and tomato.