What's in your Shake?
Anybody else go to bed excited about what they get to eat the next morning? I want to say, first off, I am NO, with a big fat N, and O, a nutritional expert by a long shot. All i know is what I love and a little about what fuels my body, so that has to count for something, right? I tell myself it does!
I get asked a lot about what I eat. I don't share it a ton, because honestly I feel like it's not "sharing" material. I'm boring. I eat the same stuff over and over and over. I like routine and I like easy, but I also like knowing I'm making good choices (except for the occasional "Dairy Queen in Belmont" cheeseburger). So, a sweet friend with a real southern accent told me to use what God has given me, and share with others what I know...so that's what I'm gonna do. I learn just like you do...reading, watching IG stories, and seeing what works for people. But, I've realized not everyone is watching and learning from the same people, so if we know something, we might as well share it with someone who may not be watching the same thing you do... : ) Was that confusing?
It's nothing new. It's not rocket science...and it's definitely not complicated.
Here's My favorite shake:
1 frozen banana- I like to take a super ripe banana, peel it, put it in a ziploc baggie and smush it up really good, then freeze it. This helps the shake get that creamy texture and thickens it up a good bit. When you're ready to made your shake, just take out the amount you'd like, and save the rest for the next day! :)
1 scoop of Sunwarrior Chocolate Protein Powder. I accidentally ordered the chocolate instead of vanilla a year, or so ago, and quickly discovered it's my favorite.
1 scoop of Collagen by Vital Proteins. There are a TON of brands for collagen, but in my research and taste testing, I have loved that I can mix this one in with anything, and it doesn't change the texture or the taste.
1/2 cup-ish of frozen strawberries. Wal-Mart carries the Sliced Strawberries which makes it a bit more easier to blend.
1/2 cup ish Frozen Blueberries
1 -2 tsp local honey
8 oz. Unsweetened Original Almond Milk. You can use any type of milk in place of the almond milk.
Blend together and top it off with however much Peanut Butter you can handle. It's my favorite part. The peanut butter is obviously optional, but it adds a little more protein and fat to the already delicious shake. You could also try another nut butter if peanut butter isn't your favorite, or leave it off altogether.
There are a bazillion Shake Recipes online and if you google them you'll find out, but I like to stick to know what I love. I might branch out and try a new one soon, but for now, I look forward to this one almost everyday.
If you try it, let me know what you think! Enjoy!