Smoothies!! Yes, I love smoothies. Maybe it’s a season in my life right now, because I make them nearly everyday. Smoothies have been an easy way for me to get some extra calories and healthy calories, while nursing, especially as my running ramps up.
I am in marathon training and finally ran my way up to 45-50 miles a week. It feels good to have higher mileage again and it will slowly increase to 70+ miles. I enjoy the roads to myself and my alone time. Time to decompress and to have some quietness away from the screaming children and endless chores. I almost feel I am in an alternate universe. Running can do that and I love that about running.
Even in the midst of chaos I can have my running, and of course Jesus. Thankful I have the gift of running and I am able to run most any day I want to. I love the time I have in the morning with Jesus and my thoughts, with little to no interruptions.
Then there’s chocolate. Chocolate can also bring happiness and bliss, at least for me. I love my dark chocolate square that I treat myself too nearly every night after the kids are in bed. A moment I can sit down and savor a little piece of chocolate, it’s like my “you did good today mom, so treat yourself” chocolate.
Not only do I add chocolate protein to my smoothies, but I have now been adding in cocoa powder or carob powder, for an even more chocolatey flavor. Chocolate and berries are always a nice combination. Since we still have some frozen raspberries from the raspberry bush (there’s still 3 gallon size bags left), I wanted to put them to use. Frozen berries are perfect for smoothies.
Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie
You won’t find any unusual ingredients to this smoothie. Whole, pronounceable and simple ingredients. I guarantee you’ll have most of the ingredients needed for this smoothie. You can also use frozen strawberries in place of the raspberries as well or fresh berries. Same great taste.
Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 2
- 2 c almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 1/2 c frozen raspberries (or 2 c frozen strawberries)
- 1 Tbs cocoa powder or carob powder
- 2-3 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
- Handful spinach (optional)
Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Divide between two glasses & ENJOY!!Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie - rich & creamy #smoothiequeen #absaremadeinthekitchen Click To Tweet
Double Chocolate Smoothie
No berries on hand or no fruit at all, then this smoothie is perfect. It’s a simple smoothie that tastes like a chocolate pie. It’s creamy and smooth, and thick. You could almost enjoy it as a smoothie bowl if you wanted to. It’s like dessert in a glass, but guilt free.
This smoothie is rich and decadent. You feel like you are splurging, but your feeding your body protein, antioxidants and healthy fiber. Perfect for any time of day, and can be enjoyed for a after dinner dessert or snack, one without all the added calories. It’s okay to have a chocolate fix in the a.m. I won’t tell anyone 😉
Total time: 5 minutes Servings: 1
- 1 c almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp cocoa powder or carob powder
- 2 Tbs oatmeal
- 1-2 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 Tbs ground flaxseed
- handful of spinach (optional)
Directions: Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!!Need a chocolate fix in the am? Double Chocolate Smoothie, rich & creamy #healthy #wholesome Click To Tweet
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit