I like to start my mornings with a protein shake…and a few months ago I got on the Green Shake/Smoothie kick! Believe me, if I could eat bagels with cream cheese everyday, I would! But I can’t, so here’s the recipe to my Enlightened Green Shake. My classic shake on the recipe’s tab has more calories, but I found a way to make it just as nutritious and filling while saving a few calories. The main reason I wanted to toy with the recipe was because I calculated the nutritional stats and realized the the classic version has a lot more sugar than I wanted. So give this one a try, you’ll love it!
Enlightened Green Shake
Ingredients: Layered in the blender or cup/Bullet type blender in this order
- 8-10 ounces of water
- 2 Tbl PB2 Peanut Butter Powder
- 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder (100 calories)
- 1 Big Handful of Fresh Spinach (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups worth)
- 1 Small Banana or 1/2 of a large banana
Blend all the ingredients until they’re completely blended, then add about 3 ice cubes and finish blending until it’s smooth.Stats: 249 Calories, 37g Carbs, 4g Fat, 23g Protein, 11g Sugar Original Classic Green Shake Stats: 300 Calories, 30g Carbs, 10g Fat, 25g Protein, and 18g Sugar *Notice the difference in Fat and Sugar*
So I don’t know about you, but whenever I get back from being out of town, I usually feel like I need to jumpstart my nutrition because of the eating and lack of working out I’ve done. It’s not always the worst food choices, but it’s def more indulgent that what I normally eat at home. So first thing this morning I headed out to my grocery stops to get my fresh fruits and veggies for the week. It always makes me laugh whenever I get back from the grocery store because out fridge os packed! Once Friday comes around it’s usually on the empty side though. That’s what happens when you buy a lot of fresh foods right? It takes up a lot of room but gets gobbled up within the week.
I got a few other errands done and unpacked all our stuff, and once it was time to get my workout in, I was stoked! I got some of my new workout clothes and new shoes on and headed out. I decided to do a few miles and then head to the gym to finish up with some weights and dreaded abs!
I did a bunch of cooking this evening too, can’t wait to share my recipe for Caldo de Verduras (Mexican style veggie soup).Do you have any go-to smoothie recipe’s? You have mine 🙂 What are some ways that you jumpstart your health and nutrition when you’ve dropped off for a bit? Run, run, run! And eat healthy of course. Love or hate soup season?? I love soups! But I’m picky 😦 I’ll share my recipe’s in the next few weeks)