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How To: Weekly Protein Shake Prep

7 Oct

Hey there!

Every week on my meal prep days (usually between Saturday and Sunday), I also prepare my weekly protein shakes. Even if you aren’t into working out much, choosing a protein powder to indulge in during the middle of the day, could help boost your mental focus, while keeping you full, avoiding any mid-day binges. I like to pack these shakes with me, and have them towards late afternoon to keep me going strong.

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To get enough protein in your day, you want to first choose a good protein powder. My preference is Purely Inspired Organic Protein, which is perfect for anyone that leads a vegan lifestyle as well. I personally am not vegan, but since this protein is plant based, I’m able to receive all of the nutrients I wouldn’t have on a daily basis. If you’d like a full review on this protein powder, visit my past post on it.

You’ll also want to invest in at least 5-7 travel-friendly shaker bottles. I’ve invested in a few more blender bottles myself, and they make all the difference. You want to be able to place them inside your lunchbox, and not worry if they spill all over the place. A secure lid is always a must when you decide to shake up your mixture before you drink it as well. So make sure you have enough blender bottles for the week, and then you’ll be ready to create your blend!

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Next, you’ll want to choose some fruits or veggies to blend inside of a blender, and measure them to last throughout the week. In this picture, I chose to cut up a dragon fruit along with a banana in order to get some “meat” in my shakes. I portioned them into five groups, so I could place them in my 5 shakes for the week. The next step is optional, but I’ve been doing it since I realized it makes my shakes taste so yummy!

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I then like to put some fruits that I know produce an abundant of juice, inside my juicer. Sometimes I switch it up between mangos, tangerines, apples, and even adding some greens such as spinach into the mix. I also divide the juice up from a cup, into those 5 shaker bottles.

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The rest of the liquid is pure water, which dilutes any harsh sugary tastes. This not only provides you with extra nutrients, but you’ll also have a delicious tasting protein shake in the end. Not all protein powders taste great, and this is a good way of masking that taste.

After you’ve mixed your blended fruits, juice, and protein powder together, you’re all set to pack your shakes and get ready for your week ahead! I hope you’ve found this helpful, and are able to incorporate more healthy snacks like these into your routine. Your body will be happy!

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DIY: Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

24 Aug

Hey everyone!

Do you have a sweet tooth, but don’t want to give up your healthy eating? Well, it’s okay to treat yourself to a cheat meal once a week in my opinion, but what happens when you just want to indulge every other day in your favorite flavored ice creams? I’m here to tell you that you can, and you should.

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With this DIY healthy Ice cream, you’ll need a Greek yogurt of your preferred choice, a fruit or veggie, and some almond milk. For this recipe, I’ve chosen a strawberry Light n’ Fit Greek yogurt, a banana, and a pinch of almond milk to make the blending a piece of cake (no pun intended).

You’ll also need a blender, because we are basically going to make a smoothie, and then freeze it in a container. Blend, pour, store, and freeze. How simple is that? This is the simplest recipe for at home ice cream without all of the crazy calories.

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Once the smoothie has been frozen for a few hours or so, it’s time to taste your finished product! This was so delicious, it tasted like authentic strawberry ice cream. If your ice cream is a bit too frozen to scoop up, just place the container you’ve chosen to pour it into upside down under warm water, to let it thaw out for around 5 minutes.

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You’ll be able to enjoy your yummy ice cream in no time! You can also try this method with other items! Here is a variation I made for this recipe containing green tea, a lime Greek yogurt, avocado and a banana.

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I hope this recipe has been helpful, and let me know if you try it out! I’d love some new ideas!

Until next time guys, bon appetit!

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