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This week hubs and I did 2 Cross fit workouts in our garage. When I tell you they kicked our butts, I am seriously not exaggerating. They are insane. We found the workouts here. Y'all. That girl is nuts. We did her ZWOW #1 this morning and my arms are still barely usable. I hope I can move tomorrow.
Anyways, I have found myself extremely hungry today. Probably because I burned so many calories in that crazy workout. I drank a beet juice this morning after our workout and had overnight oats for breakfast. For lunch I had Manna bread with almond butter along with sliced veggies and apples with hummus as well as a tofu cinnamon/honey dip I made yesterday. When we came home from an outing I was famished so I decided to make a huge salad full of nuts, avocados, tomatoes, peppers, seeds and anything else I could throw in. It was so good. Just what I was craving. About an hour later I was in the mood for something chocolaty without totally ruining my workout this morning. So I made a milkshake!
2 frozen bananas
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (but any non-dairy milk will do)
1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
10 drops of stevia
Handful of cashews
Handful of spinach
Other add ins you could use: Flax, hemp seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, raw cocoa nibs...be creative!
Blend in Vitamix until smooth! Enjoy!
As many of you know, I add spinach to pretty much all smoothies that I make. It's a green that you can't even taste so I feel extra good getting some more greens in our diet while still eating yummy smoothies and milkshakes!
Since become a (mostly) plant-strong vegan this year I love that I can find yummy treats that won't camp out on my hips. I love that I can eat practically anything (plant based) that I want and I still feel like I have so much energy! I love that my kids are becoming healthy along with us. And I love that we are not falling victims to the SAD (Standard American Diet)!!
Go ahead, have a milkshake and don't feel guilty about it!