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chocolate protein smoothie

In breakfast, brekkie, snacks, sweet treats on 01.02.12 at 2:58 pm

chocolate for breakfast? hello! :)

a good friend recently introduced me to chocolate protein smoothies. i typically stick to organic fruit smoothies, but i thought i’d try adding a little (chocolatey!) protein boost to my morning bevvie this time around. so i guess you can have chocolate for breakfast after all!

smoothies make for a fantastic breakfast on-the-go — and better yet, you can prepare it the night before. it’s become part of my evening routine when i’m packing lunch for the next day. just make sure you don’t leave the smoothie in the blender overnight… pour the smoothie into a cup with a tight lid and pop it in the fridge. voila! breakfast will be waiting for you at sunrise. :)

blend well:
– 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
– 1 scoop meal replacement powder
– 1 tbsp flaxseed meal (ground)
– 1 tbsp coffee grinds (optional)
– 1 cup water
– 5-6 large ice cubes

for an extra little pick-me-up, you can also add some coffee grinds to the mix.

(tip: if you’re still looking to add some fruit here, try adding 1/2 banana — peeled & sliced — to make it a chocolate banana smoothie! yummers.) 

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almond blackberry banana smoothie

In breakfast, brekkie, brunch, culinary experiments, recipe roundup, snacks, sweet treats on 10.24.11 at 8:02 pm

fancy a cup of frothy, fruity, nutty goodness? well, this is just the ticket.

fruit smoothies make for a fantastic breakfast on-the-go — and better yet, you can prepare it the night before. it’s become part of my evening routine when i’m packing lunch for the next day. just make sure you don’t leave the smoothie in the blender overnight… pour the smoothie into a cup with a tight lid and pop it in the fridge. voila! breakfast will be waiting for you at sunrise. :)

blend well:
– 1/2 cup frozen organic blackberries
– 1 ripe banana, sliced into chunks
– 2 heaping tbsp organic plain greek yogurt
– 2/3 cup almond milk
– 1/3 cup water

(tip: i thought i’d try almond milk this time around. but you can easily substitute it with regular skim milk, if you prefer.)

for more yummy smoothie recipes, check these out…

what are some of your fave smoothie blends?

recipes for runners

In baking, breakfast, brekkie, culinary experiments, recipe roundup, snacks, spa food, sweet treats, vegetarian on 05.29.11 at 5:36 pm

i’m a pretty happy camper today. after 16 weeks of intense cross-training in conditions ranging from the winter deepfreeze to chilly spring rain to super-sunny humid temps, today i ran my first-ever half-marathon. yay! :)

so i thought i’d celebrate today’s big 21K finish by sharing my fave recipes for runners. these healthy snacks give me the energy boost to help me through the cross-training and day-to-day stuff in general. and the recipes are now a regular part of my fitness-friendly diet… i guess you could say i’m a granola-&-oatmeal-lovin’-salad-&-smoothie-fanatic. hope you enjoy these yummies as much as i do!

oatmeal & granola yummies:

fruit & veggie smoothies:

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