Workout Recovery Shake

IMG_4762

What’s for breakfast today?

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood – Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Last week I tried the protein mixed with unsweetened almond milk so I decided to get creative and make a shake after my gym sesh.

  • Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Ice cubes

It was DELICIOUS – I want to drink this every day. Amazing Grass is the first plant-based protein that I’ve tried (I usually opt for Whey). It still amazes me that you can get 20 grams of protein from pea, quinoa, chia and  hemp.

Have you guys tried Amazing Grass or any other plant-based proteins? Take a VERY short survey (I promise) for the chance to win some awesome gift cards!

http://bit.ly/AmazingGrassSurvey

 

https://www.facebook.com/greensuperfood

 

 

Thank You Mamma Chia!!!

I am so excited to be trying all of these Mamma Chia products!!!! I love Mamma Chia because of their dedication to be a true conscious and sustainable company. They donate one percent of sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that build healthy, local food systems.

Why choose chia? Chia seeds are the richest plant-based source of Omega-3s on the planet. An excellent source of dietary fiber, complete protein and antioxidants, both the Maya and Aztecs held this ancient seed in high esteem for increasing vitality, strength, and overall good health.

Keep an eye out my reviews to come on these products!

  •  Organic Chia Granola Clusters
  • Organic Chia Squeeze
  • Organic Chia Vitality Bars
  • Organic Chia & Greens beverages
  • Organic Chia Seed

Check them out:

 https://www.mammachia.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MammaChia1/

http://instagram.com/mammachia

Breakfast Smoothie

  
So far this has been my go-to breakfast this week on the days that I don’t lift and get my protein smoothie…

Not sure what exactly to call this either – Strawberry PB Banana Chia Seed Smoothie w/ a Matcha booster

  • Fresh/frozen strawberries – I ended up using about 5 medium sized fresh strawberries and liked it better than using the frozen strawberries pictured above.
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp organic peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Some ice

I’ve been experimenting with the measurements based on taste this week but all of these ingredients blended together make for a pretty awesome breakfast smoothie regardless.

  

Sunday Meal Prep

  
This week’s meal prep: shrimp, broccoli, sweet potato and onions.

I was feeling pretty lazy so this was pretty quick and easy. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!!

  1. Shrimp – sautéed with olive oil, garlic and pepper.
  2. Broccoli – steamed with a pinch of Parmesan cheese.
  3. Sweet potato – cubed and baked in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Onions – sautéed with olive oil.

Quick Spinach Salad

  
What’s for dinner tonight?

Try this protein-packed, light and healthy salad!

Spinach topped with chicken breast, kidney beans, mushrooms and tomato.

I boiled the chicken breast during my Sunday meal prep and shredded it for different meals this week.. So easy!

Then I prepped the kidney beans, mushrooms, tomato and spinach so that everything was ready to be thrown together with some olive oil, salt/pepper and a little paprika.

Happy Tuesday!

Time to Get Whey-sted 

So many awesome puns with Whey..

When I lived in California, I was a loyal Nutrishop customer and used Vitasport Pro7ein Synthesis for a couple of years. I got so tired of the taste (mixing it with water) that I wouldn’t finish my shakes and eventually I just stopped drinking it.
Recently, my boyfriend restocked our kitchen with a new protein powder – Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey. I’m OBSESSED! Probably more because I started mixing it with almond milk, banana and peanut butter… But so AMAZING! Even though I’m going on Week 6 of ditching processed foods, protein and peanut butter are my exceptions (oops).

For those who are not familiar with the product, it is a “muscle building whey protein powder” for those looking for muscle recovery and growth. I definitely encourage everyone to check it out!

TGIF!