Fig & Date Spice Protein Shake
Let’s start this blog off with a protein shake you wouldn’t expect! This shake is delectably sweet, and just intricate enough so that you won’t even believe you’re having a plain old boring protein shake…which is something I always try to avoid.
8 oz unsweetened flaxmilk (I suggest starting with less and adding more as needed)
- 4-5 ice cubes (you can adjust this to your liking to aquire a desired consistency)
1 scoop vegan protein powder (as you can see, I use Vega Sport Perfomance protein powder in Vanilla. I use it for just about everything, it makes for a GREAT post-workout recovery meal)
- 4 black figs
- 2 medium-large medjool dates
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (feel free to eyeball the cinnamon and vanilla extract—I usually don’t bother with the measurements)
I topped mine with garnishes of cinnamon, goji berries and, of course, a fig! The figs and dates in this shake add the perfect amount of sweetness, no need to add any more! Add as much cinnamon as you like, it helps regulate blood sugar and aids in a speedy metabolism.
Both FIGS & DATES are a high source of potassium (which makes them perfect for post-workout) & fiber!
My shakes traditionally fit between 12 & 16oz for a meal. The more ice that is added, the more shake you get!
(This shake has 8g of fiber, is high in calcium, omega-3’s and potassium!!! The high water content in figs makes this a very hydrating post-workout meal, and adding just 1/2 oz of goji berries will give you 2g of extra protein!!)
**I use the MyFitnessPal app for all of my nutritional calculating**