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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clean Eat Recipe :: Charged Mocha Protein Shake

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This is definitely a go-to shake for those early mornings where you just don't feel like putting together a full breakfast and you're having a tough time waking up (which, for me, happens to be most mornings). To get an energy boost I throw in a packet of Starbucks Via (R)  ready brew coffee and for some extra dietary fiber I add flax because the shake is so delicious you won't even taste it!




CHARGED MOCHA PROTEIN SHAKE


Ingredients:
4 oz liquid egg whites (pasteurized carton)
4 oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 packet Starbucks Via (R)
1 scoop (2 tbsp) ground flax
A few ice cubes


Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for about 30 seconds or until all ice cubes are blended.






Macros:
Calories: 291
Fat: 11g (don't worry - it's healthy (unsaturated) fat!!!)
Carbohydrates: 14g (mostly fiber, so it's really only 5g net carbs for those limiting intake)
Sugars: 1.5g
Dietary Fiber: 9g
Protein: 33g

This shake has so many great nutritional benefits - it's a great source of Omega 3's (3.4 grams) and dietary fiber (almost 40% of your daily needs), protein, as well as potassium, calcium, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

11 comments:

  1. This sounds so good! So the veggie protein container has 15 servings for around 17 dollars? Hmmmm trying to see if it is worth it to try.

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    1. Very good question! I definitely think it's worth it...the flavor is a bit unique at first, but I actually enjoy it more than chocolate whey. If you compare it to other protein sources like chicken (~$1.25 on average for same amount of protein), grassfed beef (~$1.75 on average) or organic eggs (~$0.92 on average), it's definitely worth it at $0.88 per serving. It's still good with whey protein though!

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  2. I am really struggling with feeling completely depleted after my workouts. I have read your page regarding what to eat before and after, but I am still struggling. This looks like something that could help. Any other suggestions? I drink TONS of water, but I'm considering half Gatorade/half water. :/ Any suggestions would be great! ! Love your blog!!!!!!

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    1. Try coconut water! Less sugar and calories and more complete electrolyte replacement than Gatorade. It has a unique flavor, that can need to be an acquired taste... can start with flavored versions (more sugar/calories of course) and wean to the plain type. Enjoy!

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  3. Wow!!! Love all the protein. I have a hard time getting it in. Can't wait to try!

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  4. Was considering making this tomorrow morning for a workout I am doing at 5:15. It will be pretty intense cardio/lower body and some strength training for the arms as well. Would it be OK to drink possibly half of this before my workout and half right after? I'll only wake up about 30 minutes before the workout so I don't want to have too much. Thank you guys :)

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    1. Hi Chelsea! Yes, this would be okay for you to have at that time. You could have the whole thing before if you wanted to. You should also try the Four Ingredient Protein Bars we posted last week! :-)

      Good luck with your workout!

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    2. I actually made those last night! Delicious!! Had another one today :). I am so thankful for all of the helpful recipes you put on here - they really help me and my husband!! And thanks for responding so quickly on here:)

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  6. So here's a (possibly silly) question- a lot of your recipes for various different protein shakes/smoothies call for egg whites. Are these raw or cooked egg whites? Thanks!

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    1. They're pasteurized liquid egg whites...you can find them in most grocery stores for about $4-5 per 32 oz container.

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