Tropical Paradise Protein Shake

I was such a slacker when it came to blogging last week! I don’t really have a good excuse other than my yoga teacher training started up again which takes up my nights. Also, my soon to be hubby just got back from a 3 week long trip so I was so excited preparing for his homecoming I could hardly think about much else.
Also, our wedding is in 1 week so add that to the equation and I’m basically a useless puddle right now!

I do have an extremely good recipe today though. Like, extremely good. It’s so good it can be eaten at any time of day, including dessert. It tastes like ice cream! I swear! I’m excited just thinking about it! Just please promise me you will try it. Please.

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Let me just tell you. I ran out of my chocolate Vega Sport protein powder a few weeks ago so I went to Whole Foods to get more (on a Tuesday because supplements are 15% off on Tuesday) and they were OUT of chocolate protein so I was forced to get vanilla. Now if you know me, then you know I detest change. I’m working on that, but change is really hard for me. So I got this Vanilla Vega Sport and I’ve been experimenting with it and I absolutely LOVE it! Change is GOOD! It’s so versatile. Well, you’ll see.
On a side note, you can get Vanilla Vega Sport on Amazon.com for cheap! It has only 130 calories, 25 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugar. It tastes good blended just with water. Vega does not pay me but they certainly SHOULD! You hear me Vega people!!!??

This protein shake reminds me of a certain coconut infused rum…which gives me other ideas…but I’ll save those for later 🙂

Tropical Paradise Protein Shake
1 scoop vanilla Vega Sport
1/2 a banana, peeled, sliced then frozen (Frozen bananas are a necessity for protein shake making. Just make sure you peel and slice it before freezing or else they are useless.)
5-6 frozen mango chunks (approximately a 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup kale (optional)
1 tablespoon flax oil (optional but good for hair, skin, nails, joints and the heart)
8-16 ounces unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite unsweetened nondairy milk)
1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring (I got mine at whole foods)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add almond milk until desired consistency is reached.

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And here is that precious sleeping pug.

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And then she realized I was taking her picture. Surprised face!

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Have a great week!

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