2/14/14

Happy Valentine's day smoothie

Strawberry chocolate ginger smoothie


Ingredients
30g protein powder (grams are protein amount. Vegan, soy or whey protein are fine).
1/2 tsp chopped ginger
1 large celery stick (chopped)
5 baby carrots
1/2 cup organic soy milk (or your choice of milk)
Dash of cinnamon
5 coffee beans (optional)
1 square dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli 86% Cacao)
4 pineapple chunks
4 large strawberries
1/2 banana
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cup water
1 cup ice cubes

1. Place ingredients in blender (except protein) and blend until ice is crushed. 
2. Add protein powder and blend until you reach your consistency needs (the longer you blend, the more volume you will make for a thicker smoothie). 
3. Optional - top with a little granola for a crunch in your glass.

Serves 2 people (16 ounces each person)
I recommend to treat this as a "meal" per person. This is a great way to recover from a workout or to just enjoy a smoothie as a balanced, wholesome meal, filled with flavor, vitamins, minerals and quality macronutrients. 


Happy Valentine's Day!!

You are an amazing, inspiring, hard working, motivating and passionate athlete or fitness enthusiast!!

Don't forget to thank your body today as you spread love to others.