One of the easiest steps have taken is starting everyday with a protein shake. It’s a simple way to ensure that I’m getting a good healthy start to each day and it sets the tone for my gut. Donuts for breakfast tells my mind that lunch will be McDonald’s and dinner will include drive thru tacos and that is not how I want to fill my body. Having a shake fills me up and prepares me for a day of salad, vegetables, good fats, and healthy proteins.
This coconut cream protein shake is one of my favorite protein shakes to start the day with…
What You Need
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 tablespoons coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract
Ice (about 6 cubes)
I usually start with the protein power in my ninja so it makes less mess then I add everything else and pulse until it’s blended. If it’s too thick I add a little more milk or water. Some days I want a really thick shake and other days I prefer it to be a little thinner so I can drink it on the go.
If I know I have a really busy day ahead of me. I will pack 2 scoops of protein powder in my shaker cup then I just have to add water. This way I am not skipping meals because I’m too busy to stop and eat. I don’t make it a habit of having just a shake for multiple meals a day but I find I do better sticking with my healthy goals when I don’t skip meals. Something healthy is better than nothing.
What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?