October 14, 2011

Strawesome Straw to Sip Healthy Chocolate Shake, Recipe Included!

Here is my son, enjoying a delicious chocolate smoothie with a very cool, environmentally conscious Strawesome decorated glass reusable straw.

The chocolate shake is made by throwing into my Vita-Mix blender the following ingredients and blending until smooth:

1 T. raw cacao
1/2 organic banana
1 c. almond milk
1/2 c. coconut water
1 tsp. maca
2 T. sprouted powdered chia
1 T. NOW brand non-GMO lecithin
about 6-8 ice cubes

At the end, I add the following ingredients and gently blend:
1 scoop Sunwarrior rice protein powder
1 T. cacao nibs for crunch!

Make sure you do don't over-blend, as it will adversely affect the protein and make the cacao nibs disappear completely!

This is super delicious and nutritious, great for breakfast or a snack after a workout.

My Cat Can Open Doors!

Can you see the intelligence in those eyes? This little guy has figured out how to open doors and escape from rooms he no longer wishes to inhabit! I wonder if that is how he and his brother ended up in an animal shelter? He jumps up to pull down on the handle until the door swings open.
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