Delicious Protein Green Smoothie

Yesterday, I went to the midnight showing of the Dark Knight Rises – such a good movie, but man I was exhausted. I knew I was going to come home at like 4 am and just wanted to eat sugar throughout the movie to give myself energy. I ended up eating half the bag of KIND granola (which, by the way, is so delicious – I highly recommend you grabbing that as a to-go snack). Well, because I ate so much at one time, and my body isn’t normally used to it, I had really bad stomach cramps from all the sugar overload. So, this morning, I wanted a smoothie drink that was high-fiber and protein backed rather than eating my normal healthy carbohydrate-filled oatmeal. I was a little cautious about this recipe because I thought the protein powder would taste weird with vegetables, but it turned out to be so delicious! Even my little sister, who loves pizza and cake and literally nothing healthy, loved it, which was really surprising. It had a banana background taste, but had a chocolate overlaying and you couldn’t even taste the vegetables! Moreover, it’s easy to make, just throw all the ingredients into a blender. It was really filling as well – kept me going till lunchtime. You can even use this recipe as a post-workout smoothie/drink since it has the perfect balance of potassium, carbohydrates, and protein for recovery.

On a side note, I just finished reading The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. I really liked the book – she gave some great advice on how to take care of your body and how to take care of the planet simultaneously. I recommend you read it if you are interested in transforming your diet and lifestyle. For the past week, I’ve been trying really hard to follow her guidelines and to be honest, I’ve felt really revived and happier. My body’s been detoxing a lot so I’ve been breaking out a bit, but I’ve heard that’s a sign that you’re cleansing. I definitely feel like a new person so hopefully I can stop eating the granola and stick to purifying foods : )

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The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving

Serving Size: 2 cups

1 cup almond or coconut milk

1.5 scoops SunWarrior Chocolate Warrior Protein Powder

1 cup of raw kale, washed and chopped

1 cucumber, with peel

1/2 frozen banana (if you don’t have frozen bananas, then use a normal banana and toss some ice into the blender)

1 tbsp or 15g chia seeds

1 tsp cinnamon powder

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