Hi friends!! How is everyone doing today!? I’m sitting here with the window open, a nice little breeze coming in, and a HUGE mug of (much needed) coffee. Oh, and I’m also kind of running late. So this post will probz be short & sweet.
But y’all… I have some news.
BIG, BIG NEWS.
(I’m totally being sarcastic here btw…)
But I’ve been WORKING OUT!
This is a pretty big deal. I eat really well about 90% of the time, which has helped me from gaining weight from sitting in a chair at work all day, but I haven’t been consistently working out for probably a solid year. (Not proud, btw). One day though I just got the itch to move and I’ve been working out ever since.
It’s been like, a week. It’s no big deal.
I’m talking cardio. Running. Rowing. Burpees (!!!!). Weights. The whole shebang.
So since I’m basically Jillian Michaels over here now, there’s something new that’s pretty important to me and that’s PROTEIN.
But those protein powders at the grocery just have too much in them for me to be OK with drinking them on a day-to-day basis. I don’t like eating or drinking stuff that I have no clue what 99% of the ingredients actually mean.
So I took matters into my own blender and found the TASTIEST little protein smoothie, inspired by my friend Katie (@therawpineapple_) who mentioned she made something similar recently and it sounded SO GOOD.
It’s an ANGEL. FOOD. CAKE. SMOOTHIE.
And it’s completely natural, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, sweetener-free, banana-free, and booger-free.
I was just seeing if you were still reading.
LOL I’M SO IMMATURE.
Yes, I’ve had a lot of coffee.
Let’s get to it, shall we? Because I know you totes want to run to the store and make it right now. (Because it also makes a perfect sweet treat!!)
- 1 cup of cashew milk (or almond! I just prefer the cashew milk from Forager for the taste and it has fewer ingredients)
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop of Vanilla Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins
YES, THAT IS IT!
(This part is even easier)
- Put all the ingredients in a blender & blend it up.
(Please note: My blender broke about 2 minutes after this was taken. A few curse words were spewed. BUT – the good news is I found out my food processor is a perfect smoothie making substitute! So if you only have a food processor – it works in there too!)
If you want to get really fancy (and make it a little chunkier) you can also freeze your cashew milk in an ice cube tray and it will have a frostier consistency. Or you can add a banana. But then it wouldn’t be 3 ingredient and my title would be a LIE!!!
Ok. So that’s it. It’s really easy. And PACKED with protein. Literally 20 grams. And collagen to make you pretty (read more about why collagen has helped my skin here). The strawberries are amazing anti-oxidants, and the coconut water in the Vanilla Peptides helps you rehydrate.
So tell me… have you been working out? Do you have a good smoothie recipe that’s packed with protein? Do you use protein powders that are more on the natural side? Tell me everything!!!! I will be back Thursday! Until then. Xo.