Is anyone else EXTREMELY excited that it’s Friday? I’ve had a crazy busy week and today isn’t looking much better with 4 recipes, a craft & 4 articles to do. I’m sweaty just thinking about it. But I couldn’t leave you without introducing one of my beautiful October sponsors, Rachel from Studio Cuisine. Check her out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, too!
Rachel is a DC transplant like myself and also a grad student. She lives in a teeny tiny studio (hence the name studio cuisine) yet still manages to take gorgeous photos of her food. She makes super healthy, vegan and low-fat dishes that still taste great with a “pinch of sugar.” While I was perusing her site, I found some fabulous recipes I just have to share with y’all, including these to die for vegan pumpkin muffins.
However, my favorite would have to be the chocolate covered berry smoothie she made just for my readers. So Rachel, please, take it away!
This smoothie is my go-to post workout drink. It’s got all the protein and carbs you need to replenish your tired muscles. Using frozen berries ensures you can drink it all year round, but feel free to toss in a few ice cubes and replace them with fresh ones in the summer. The addition of almond extract makes this smoothie feel like a real treat, and I promise if you close your eyes you might even be convinced you’re drinking a berry milkshake!
Chocolate Covered Berry Protein Smoothie
Preperation time: >5 minutes
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
- dash almond extract (don’t leave this out, it makes the smoothie so decadent)
- sweetener of choice, added to taste
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix about 30 seconds until fully combined!
Nutritional information per smoothie:
Fat: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 15 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4