Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake

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Protein is an integral part of building muscle. If you’re hitting those weights hard, but aren’t getting enough protein, then you’re sabotaging your gains. Luckily, protein comes in many forms! I like to have a protein shake immediately following my intense weight sessions. This one is super easy and quite delicious!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (I use this one: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/san/rawfusion.html)
  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon Cocoa (I like mine real chocolate-ty!) 😀
  • Handful of Frozen or Fresh Strawberries
  • 5-8 Ice Cubes
  • **Alternatively, you can reduce the Almond Milk to 3/4 Cup and add 1/4 Cup of Espresso or strong coffee!)

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Toss all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend until creamy smooth.
  • Pour into glass and garnish with fresh strawberries.

Enjoy!

Blueberry Protein Muffins

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I love Blueberry Muffins, but most of them are so sweet and full of unnecessary, unhealthy ingredients. This healthier version is just the right amount of sweetness with very few ingredients! Wrap them individually for an easy on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
• ¼ Cup Vanilla Protein Powder
• ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
• 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
• ¼ tsp. Salt
• 1 Egg
• ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk
• ¼ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
• 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries

Here’s what you do:

• Heat oven to 400
• Spray Muffin tin with cooking spray or line with liners
• Stir together all ingredients (except blueberries) until well blended
• Gently fold blueberries into batter
• Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to add batter to muffin tin
• Bake for approx. 15 Minutes
• Enjoy!

**This recipe only makes 9 muffins. 1 for you to enjoy straight out of the oven, then 8 for breakfasts and/or snacks for the rest of the week.

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