Fig & Date Spice Protein Shake

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.

figdate4

Ingredients:

  • 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) 

figdate5

 figdate3

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.

figdate2

Both FIGS & DATES are a high source of potassium (which makes them perfect for post-workout) & fiber!

figdate1

Nutritional Facts:

My shakes traditionally fit between 12 & 16oz for a meal. The more ice that is added, the more shake you get!

Calories: 365

Carbs: 49g

Protein: 30g

Fat: 7g

(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**

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s