Hope everyone’s week back at work is going smoothly. Mine’s been rough to say the least. Staying positive has been tough and I’m experiencing some post-holiday blues regarding the weather, the back injury issue, as well as it being crunch time at school for testing. Is is summer yet?
I wanted to share a great smoothie recipe I had the other day. Like I said in a previous post, I don’t really consider many of my shakes to be my own original recipes but this one came on a whim and I had to share! The rich taste of the almond butter really makes it unique, and the protein fills me up! I also added chia seeds and flaxseeds because I just recently bought chia seeds and have been dying to see what the fuss was about, and flaxseeds are supposed to be good for you so I threw them in for good measure, lol.
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use designer whey)
1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
1/2 cup of low fat or fat free cottage cheese (just trust!)
up to 1 tbsp almond butter(I put about 1/2 tbsp, but I didn’t want to add a ton of calories)
1 tsp flax seeds
1 tsp chia seeds
6-7 ice cubes
water to mix everything up
Blend until smooth! You may also, if you prefer, want to add sweetener. I find I enjoy my shakes without it.
Let me know what you think!
P.S. Bloggers- I tried overnight oats!! I don’t know…I’m not completely sold. I just tasted like Greek yogurt and some gooey oats (which was what it was). And I much prefer hot oats. I put a bit of almond butter on top with some coconut shreds and it didn’t really do much for me. What combo should I try for overnight oats that will make me a believer?!?