Açaí Protein Smoothie

Check out this quick and easy protein smoothie!

It’s filling and can be the perfect breakfast on the go!

Let me know what you think!  See the nutrition facts below. They will vary depending on any additions you make and the type of protein you use.

Cheers!

~Nancy Rae

© 2014-2015 Nancy De La Garza. All rights reserved.

© 2014-2015 Nancy De La Garza. All rights reserved.

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Green Mango Protein Smoothie

I have plenty of produce that needs to be eaten!  Why not make a smoothie out of it!

I NEVER buy junk food and always keep healthy snacks around.  That’s the best way to be consistent with our healthy lifestyle.  If I feel like having a cheat meal or snack then I have to cough up more $$ and go out to buy it.  That’s also a great way to resist the temptation of eating junk.

I always keep milled flaxseed in the pantry along with my protein.  It’s a great organic form of fiber.  Premium Gold Flaxseed is the only brand I purchase.  It is sold in bulk at Costco.

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Most of my produce withe comes from local farmers markets or Sprouts Farmers Market.  The best quality produce we have found is at Sprouts.  Other local grocery stores carry produce that is either too ripe or not ripe enough. Costco has some great frozen organic fruits and veggie in bulk.  Costco carries Sunrise Growers organic fruits.  They also carry Cellucor products for at a bigger discount than any other store.

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Check out the smoothie recipe below.  Let me know what you think!

Cheers!

~Nancy Rae 🙂

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Whole Foods & Protein Smoothie

Today I had a long workout at the gym.  I pushed myself a little too far working out back and legs.  Now I’m a hungry beast!!! I decided to go to Whole Foods for some grub.  To save money and get a quick eat, I decided to order a pizza. This is pretty rare for me but you can get a good deal on a pizza at Whole Foods.

I ordered a large whole grain pizza with roasted red peppers, spinach, pepperoni and riccota.  The total cost was $14.99!  The pizza was going to take about 20 minutes to bake so I decided to try a new smoothie from their smoothie bar.

My new friend Ashley B helped us decide on an awesome post-workout smoothie.  It has coconut water, whey protein, bananas, strawberry, flaxseed, bluebonnet extreme edge post workout, and vanilla Greek yogurt.  Ashley suggested we try the smoothie with the chocolate whey protein and said it was very good.  She was right!! While we waited, Ashley let us try out her “secret” smoothie called the Blue Moon. It was so delicious!!! I’m ordering it the next time I visit Whole Foods! The Blue Moon has blueberries, bananas, 1/2 a cup of coconut water and unsweetened almond milk and a scoop if coconut oil.  She even gave me a tip on how much liquid to put in a smoothie.  Basically, if your want to make a 16oz smoothie, fill it up half way with the liquids, pour that in the blender and add the other ingredients.    Voilà, you have an awesome smoothie!

Ashley B from Whole Foods at the Domain in Austin, Texas!

Thanks so much Ashley B!!!  I hope to see you the next time we visit Whole Foods!

Cheers!

~Nancy Rae

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, chia, and Strawberry Protein Smoothie!

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Mix all ingredients together into a Vitamix or blender for 2 minutes. Enjoy the deliciousness!

1tbsp JustGreatStuff peanut butter (or any other powdered peanut butter)
1/2 tbsp Chia seeds
1 scoop Warrior Blend Protein ( or any other chocolate protein)
1 1/2c milk or water (I use lactose free milk)
4 frozen strawberries (I used fresh strawberries that I froze for smoothies)

Cheers!

~Nancy Rae