Every morning is filled with good intentions. I always start the day out making relatively healthy choices. Most days the choice is either oatmeal, grain cereal with almond or rice milk, or a one egg (sometimes just egg whites) spinach scramble topped with a bit of goat cheese. Lately though, I've been trying to incorporate more protein and fiber as I start the day. Enter ..... the smoothie.
It's always good to have a bag or two of frozen berries, cherries or bananas on hand. In this case I went with frozen cherries and unsweetened cocoa for a tasty protein shake. Now if only I could continue with those good intentions throughout the day!
Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie
In a blender combine the following:
1 cup coconut milk (almond or rice milk can also be used)
1 scoop (1 heaping Tbsp) protein powder
1/2 cup of frozen pitted cherries
1 tsp unsweetened chocolate powder
1 tsp flax seeds or flax meal
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
Blend together and serve! You can also make it thicker and frostier by crushing several (4-5) ice cubes in the blender before adding main ingredients. Enjoy!