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berry protein shake

1 C vanilla almond milk  •  1 scoop powdered vanilla whey protein
1/3 C blueberries, frozen  •  1/3 C raspberries, frozen
6-7 strawberries, frozen  •  1/3 C blackberries, frozen
1 hand full fresh spinach leaves

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
whipping cream and fresh berries to garnish

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Protein shakes are a great way to substitute any meal of the day, they also are a means feed your body the necessary amino acids your muscles absorb after a rigorous work out. It is important that our bodies get the recommended amount of protein each day but not taking in too much protein as it can be harmful to your kidneys. I recommend consulting a dietician, nutritionist or your preferred health care professional before using over the recommended daily amount. Protein aids in weight management when eaten with a well-balanced diet, allowing our bodies to fill full wanting less filler foods like carbs and sugars. This berry protein shake is one of my go-to shakes after my workouts or in the afternoon when I am hungry for a snack. It is healthy, filling and tasty.

Directions: In a blender pour in the almond milk, then add the scoop of whey protein and blend just until combined. Then add in all the frozen berries and the vanilla extract. Continue to blend until combined and smooth. Lastly, add in the spinach leaves and blend on high for one minute. Pour into a glass and garnish with whipping cream and berries if you wish. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Amount per recipe, about 4 cups
Calories 180  .  Total Fat 5.5  .  Sodium 295 mg  .  Potassium 160 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g  .  Sugar 2.5g  .  Protein 28g

Makes 1 serving

notes: You can also use fresh berries if you prefer, add 5 ice cubes to your blender when using the fresh berries. You can also use a low-fat milk with this recipe but I prefer the almond milk.

… Happy Tuesday! Many happy birthday wishes this week to DD, CD and LD!

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