Acai Recovery Bowl

Acai Recovery Bowl

This protein bowl needs little introduction. Basically it’s filled with deliciousness that will help your body recover post-workout. With the help of the Vega Sport Performance products, and antioxidant filled superfoods, you can be on your way to your next workout in no time friends! BTW, sorry I have been so MIA on the blog, I was away traveling, but more attention will be paid now!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Vega Sport Performance Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 cup organic frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 1 scoop stevia powder
  • 6 oz almond milk unsweetened vanilla

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Instructions:

Add all ingredients in a blender and take it for a whirl! Top with fruits and granola if you like.

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Nutritional Facts:

Calories: 206

Carbs: 11.5g

Protein: 28g

Fat: 0g

This recipe contains about 3.5g of fiber and is a good source of potassium. Maca powder is a rich source of vitamins, balances your mood, provides energy and soothes the endocrine system. Acai powder contains a large amount of antioxidants that fight tissue and cell damage in your body, and acai provides essential amino acids that aid in proper muscle contraction.

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Tropical Matcha Protein Bowl

Tropical Matcha Protein Bowl

They may look weird, but I LOVE me some green shakes! Whenever I feel like I need a superfood spirula boost, I put a teaspoon of powdered spirulina in my shake and it turns this gorgeous, deep green color. Plus, with the matcha, this shake gives you a real energy boost!

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Ingredients:

  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 6-8 oz unsweetened flaxmilk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Vega Sport)
  • 4 tsp tropical fruit matcha (by Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 tsp powdered spirulina (I used Earth Rise)
  • Optional: 1 cup spinach

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Instructions:

  1. Start by blending your ice, mango & flaxmilk together. This gives the blender a chance to work on getting the big chunks broken down before muddling the shake with more ingredients
  2. Add the other ingredients and blend. Add more flaxmilk or ice as needed to alter the consistency.

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matcha8 I love this tropical matcha blend, but surely regular matcha would still be delicious in this recipe.

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This is the flaxmilk that I use. This company makes 3 flavors, unsweetened, sweetened and vanilla. I think the unsweetened has such great flavor, I’ve never tried the other two! Second to coconut milk, (and homemade alternative milk) this is my favorite, go to brand. It’s low cal and packed with omega-3’s.

matcha10You can use any kind of spirulina in this recipe, I just love this powder made by Earth Rise. It’s grown here in California! Just one teaspoon of spirulina contains 3-4 servings of vegetables, 2g protein, Vitamin A, Iron, Chlorophyll, antioxidants, essential fats, and many other vitamins and minerals. Now THAT’S a superfood!

Nutritional Facts:

*Including spinach but no additional toppings as shown

Calories: 273

Carbs: 31g

Protein: 29g

Fat: 3g

*This recipe contains just over 2g of fiber, and is PACKED with Vitamins A & C. It is also a good source of Calcium and potassium. Drink up!

Date & Nut Spice Protein Shake

Date & Nut Spice Protein Shake

Can a protein shake be cold and warm at the same time? Well, this is close. It has the warming qualities and spices that envoke fall, but its obviously frozen. I am anything but traditional with my protein shakes, so this flavor will  be the first of many fall shakes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 6-8 oz unsweetened flax milk (or your preferred alternative milk)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use vega sport performance)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted almond butter (I used my homemade cinnamon vanilla almond butter)
  • 2 medjool dates (chopped)
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg & clove to taste
  • Optional toppings: granola & dried apricots

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Instructions:

  1. Blend the ice, banana and flaxmilk together a bit before adding other ingredients. This lets the blender focus on the hard stuff and will make your shake smoother in the end.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and serve!
  3. Additional toppings that taste great: dried apricots, vanilla granola, coconut, more cinnamon and definitely more almond butter.

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Nutritional Facts:

Not including granola or dried apricots

Calories: 394

Carbs: 58g

Protein: 30.5g

Fat: 11.5g

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*This recipe contains 7.5g of fiber and is high in potassium, calcium & Vitamin A. The cinnamon is great for metabolism, stabilizing blood sugar and is a great source of antioxidants.