Ya’ll know I’ve been a Vega fan for years. It was always my favourite and the most used protein in my cupboards. You also know I’m smoothie obsessed. Ridiculously so. When I was a young teenager I was a raw & vegan…so this was my Continue reading »
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Coffee has become a better friend than ever. I’ve adjusted my schedule quite drastically and I now get up outrageously early so that I can go to the gym before my morning classes hit. While this night owl still gets used to getting up while it’s still dark, coffee has become a staple.
Hot or cold, it’s a blessing.
However, currently my favourite way to enjoy it is as a post-workout breakfast…and yes, protein in the shake and whipped cream on top. I’m that girl. Serves 2.
Low Carb Frappuccino
- 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp. heavy cream (opt)
- 8 stevia drops*
- 1 tbsp. instant coffee
- 1 scoop of whey protein, unsweetened
- 1 tray of ice
- Cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste**
*I used vanilla flavoured NuNaturals – I use this for everything, no joke
**Or you can use these spices just for a pretty dusting on top of the shake
Blend everything in a high speed blender. Pour into two glasses, top with whipped cream (optional for you – necessary for me!) and serve.
This recipe can be made vegan as well, simply omit the cream and use a plant based protein instead of whey.
Are you a coffee fan? What do you like better – hot or cold?
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I’ve been posting pics of this shake all over my Instagram and when people started getting excited about it, I realized that I had to share the recipe. Why keep such goodness a secret?
It really is an amazing shake because it’s literally a dessert, but is very low sugar Continue reading »
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You know I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, but here’s another drink that’s been on my happy radar. For the new Colourful Palate reader, the “Star Recipes” feature is where I highlight a recipe from another blogger or recipe book (with permission of course!) that I dig so much I have to pass on the love!
Several years ago, when I was still doing Continue reading »
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It’s amazing what a few spices can do. They can take the most boring food and make it extraordinary…think about how bland everything would be without salt. Really blaaaaaaaa….nd.
However, when I think about it, I haven’t used a lot of spices in my smoothies. What made me think this, was this amazing chai smoothie I had Continue reading »
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I’m always looking for ways to eat my beloved spirulina, and while I have some creative ideas brewing in my brain, I always revert back to spirulina smoothies.
This one I made a few days ago and it is my newest smoothie obsession. Its almost like one of those creamy Starbuck frappas – but of course, I made Continue reading »
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Can I just say how much I love doing this August challenge with you guys? I’ve received so many emails, tweets, and Instagram messages that made me smile so wide! It makes me so happy knowing that you guys are loving making your health a priority!
For this challenge, Vega sent me Continue reading »
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