Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee – with Maca Powder!

Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee - with Maca Powder!

Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee – with Maca Powder!

Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee! Not only is this a great source of protein but it also gets its ‘caramel’ flavor from an amazing superfood – MACA POWDER! Which is known to increase libido, athletic endurance, regulate mood and is full of vitamins & minerals!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1tsp instant dark coffee
1.5tsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tsp TruVibe Organics maca powder
1 stevia packet
1cup of ice
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it extra thick & creamy)
Topping:
Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup
Walden Farm’s Caramel Syrup
TruVibe Organics cacao nibs

Place everything minus the topping ingredients in a blender and blend!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Kiwi & Cantaloupe PROTEIN Smoothie!

Ingredients:

1 scoop Plant Fusion Vanilla protein powder
1cup orange juice
1/4 a whole cantaloupe (I cut mine up and froze it the night before)
2 kiwis
1/2 frozen banana
1tsp Pineapple Coconut Dasani Water flavor enhancer drops (could sub lemon/lime juice)
1 stevia packet

Blend everything together in a blender & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Maca powder is the secret ingredient in this little powerhouse smoothie. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It serves as a boost to your libido & increases athletic performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
20grams oats (quick or rolled)
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1 frozen peach (I cut up & placed in freezer the night before)
1/2 frozen banana
2tsp TruVibe Organics Maca Powder
1 stevia packet

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango Layer
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 fresh mango
1/2cup of orange juice
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Berry Layer:
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2cup fresh raspberries
1/2cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Blend all of the berry ingredients together and pour into a glass. Rinse out blender & blend together all of the mango ingredients. Pour mango smoothie on top of the berry layer & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

'Goji Goodness' Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

Ingredients:

2tbsp (14grams) TruVibe Organics Goji Berries
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/4tsp cinnamon
1 packet of stevia
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it so creamy!)

Blend all ingredients in a blender & ENJOY!

Goji Berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth because they contain all essential amino acids and have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals. This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system.

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Triple “P” – Peach Protein Power Smoothie! Never heard of Maca Powder? See below for 5 reasons you should include it into your regular healthy lifestyle!

Triple "P" - Peach Protein Power Smoothie! Never heard of Maca Powder? See below for 5 reasons you should include it into your regular healthy lifestyle!

Triple “P” – Peach Protein Power Smoothie! Never heard of Maca Powder? See below for 5 reasons you should include it into your regular healthy lifestyle!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1 medium frozen banana
1 medium peach
1tsp TruVibe Organics (@truvibeorganics) MACA POWDER
1/2cup vanilla fat free greek yogurt
1/4tsp vanilla extract
1 packet of stevia
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it so creamy!)
Blend everything together in a blender & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

#1 Vitamins – Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.

#2 Sexual function/Mood Balance – It serves as a boost to your libido & increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility. If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, maca may help alleviate these symptoms! Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.

#3 Energy – Within days of using maca your energy level may increase. Many athletes take maca for peak performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!

#4 Skin – Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit for your skin is that is decreases sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.

#5 General health – Maca helps your overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly. When used in conjunction with a good workout regime you will notice an increase in muscle mass.

When chocolate and avocado combine, something wonderfully magical happens – 10 Great Recipes!

You may be thinking to yourself right now ‘chocolate, avocado, together, WHAT?’ But let me assure you that when these two ingredients meet each other in the kitchen that something truly magical happens! It’s like pure heaven in your mouth! Don’t believe me? Check out these 10 different chocolate & avocado recipes. I’ve got all of your bases covered from brownies, cookies, truffles, muffins, cupcakes…..even a pie! ENJOY 🙂

When chocolate and avocado combine, something wonderfully magical happens – 10 Great Recipes!

 

 #1 – Chocolate Avocado Truffles by Crazy For Crust!

Chocolate Avocado Truffles by Crazy For Crust

Chocolate Avocado Truffles by Crazy For Crust

 

#2 – Chocolate Avocado Pudding by How Sweet Eats

Chocolate Avocado Pudding by How Sweet Eats

Chocolate Avocado Pudding by How Sweet Eats

 

#3 – Chocolate Avocado Cookies by Delicious Menu Meals

Chocolate Avocado Cookies by Delicious Menu Meals

Chocolate Avocado Cookies by Delicious Menu Meals

 

#4 – Chocolate Avocado Smoothie by Texanerin

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie by Texanerin

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie by Texanerin

 

#5 – Chocolate Avocado Bread by Living Healthy With Chocolate

Chocolate Avocado Bread by Living Healthy With Chocolate

Chocolate Avocado Bread by Living Healthy With Chocolate

 

#6 – Chocolate Avocado Muffins by She Bakes Here

Chocolate Avocado Muffins by She Bakes Here

Chocolate Avocado Muffins by She Bakes Here

 

#7 – Chocolate Avocado Brownies by Ambitious Kitchen

Chocolate Avocado Brownies by Ambitious Kitchen

Chocolate Avocado Brownies by Ambitious Kitchen

 

#8 – Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes by Yummy Odds

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes by Yummy Odds

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes by Yummy Odds

 

#9 – Chocolate Avocado Cake by Ambitious Kitchen

Chocolate Avocado Cake by Ambitious Kitchen

Chocolate Avocado Cake by Ambitious Kitchen

 

#10 – Chocolate Avocado Pie by Making Thyme For Health

Chocolate Avocado Pie by Making Thyme For Heal

Chocolate Avocado Pie by Making Thyme For Heal

Quick Blueberry & Banana Protein Shake – with simple ingredients!

Quick Blueberry & Banana Protein Shake - with simple ingredients!

Quick Blueberry & Banana Protein Shake – with simple ingredients!

My go-to when I have blueberries about to go bad. I have a HUGE tendency to over buy when they are on sale!

1cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk

1 scoop of PlantFusion Vanilla Protein Powder (my stomach has issues with whey, so you’ll notice this is the brand I typically use)

1 frozen banana

1cup of fresh blueberries (could use frozen)

1/2cup of fat free Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1tbsp Chia Seeds

1/2tsp vanilla extract

1/4-1/2tsp cinnamon (optional but I love it in everything, and lots of it!)

1 packet of stevia

Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it really thick & creamy)

Throw everything together in a blender & blend. Pour in a cup & enjoy. Nothing fancy, just quick & simple like most of my recipes! The xanthan gum makes it so nice & thick that sometimes I pour it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon! YUM

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie – Quick & Simple

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie - Quick & Simple

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie – Quick & Simple!

Sometimes ‘simple’ is best!

I’ve been using a new natural sweetener lately thanks to @sarah_bakian. I’ve seen her post multiple times about @betterbodyfoods Agave Nectar so I had to try it! And since I’m always a sucker for vanilla extract, I got some of that too! I’ve been cutting out all of the honey I use and replacing it with Agave now that I know it’s a lower glycemic sweetener! http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/

1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (if using fresh add a few ice cubes)
1/2 a frozen banana
50 grams of @dannonyogurt Light & Fit Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1tbsp @betterbodyfoods organic Agave Nectar
1tsp @betterbodyfoods organic pure Vanilla Extract
1/4tsp xanthan gum (stabilizer/thickener – optional)

Blend everything together in a blender & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!