Strawberry Basil Lemonade Protein Bowl

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Protein Shake

This shake is unexpectedly delicious. Everyone’s heard of strawberry lemonade, but few people have tasted the joy of mixing basil (a savory, fresh, and powerful herb) with strawberries (a sweet, strong and tangy berry). Please try this! And, of course, use only fresh basil. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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Ingredients:

  • 6-8 oz unsweetened flaxmilk
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • The juice from 1/2 a lemon (you can use a whole small lemon if you’re feeling daring)
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder (I use vegasport performance in Vanilla–it’s the ultimate post-workout recovery vegan protein)
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • A few sprigs basil

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Nutritional Facts:

Calories: 228

Carbs: 25g

Protein: 27g

Fat: 3g

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This shake containd 4g of fiber, is high in Vitamin C, Calcium and powerful antioxidants. Basil is high in Vitamin K and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Lemon juice helps aid in digestion and boosts the immune system. So, as you can see, this shake is powerful!

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Mango Blueberry Protein Bowl

Mango Blueberry Protein Bowl

This delicious protein shake is best in layers. Double the layers, double the flavor! And this unexpected combination tastes fantastic… enjoy!!!

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Ingredients:

Mango Layer:

  • 2-4 oz unsweetened flaxmilk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1/2 scoop vegan protein powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder

Blueberry Layer:

  • 2-4 oz unsweetened flaxmilk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

 

Instructions:

Blend separately and layer. For a thicker consistency, freeze each layer for 15-20 minutes before combining.

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Nutritional Facts:

Calories: 335

Carbs: 40g

Protein: 30g

Fat: 7g

This shake has almost 10g of fiber and is high in Vitamin A and Calcium! Top with 1/2 oz goji berries for 2g of protein and 50 cals.

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.

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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) 

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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.

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

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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**