On hot, hot days like today I usually feel sluggish and don't feel like eating. And yet I'm hungry and need energy... Protein shake to the rescue! Frothy, creamy and fruity, it's the perfect hot day pick-me-up.
My "secret" ingredient for a creamy protein shake without using cow's milk?
Coconut milk is easier to digest than cow's milk and also has high levels of omega fatty acids-- which the body turns into energy instead of storing as fat. I've heard it's also good for the brain... which I need. But basically I think it just tastes delicious!
Creamy Coconut Milk Protein Shake1 cup coconut milk
1 frozen banana
1 cup strawberries (or other fruit)
2 scoops protein powder
hand full of ice
whey protein powder (if you're lactose intolerant, soy protein may be an alternative) & vanilla-flavored coconut milk from Trader Joes
blend it up...
and pour it in!
banana and strawberry/banana protein shakes
We have 6 more days of summer left. Then school start... dah, dah, dah... So much to do before then!!! Have a great rest of the week!