Get an energy boost & recover with this delicious and creamy chocolate mocha fudge protein smoothie. Made with no added sugar and plant based protein this chocolatey drink is about the shake things up!
Hope you had a great weekend. I survived. I wasn’t feeling my best. I started feeling funky last week. Just really tired to the point I couldn’t function well in the afternoon. I would come home from work and go straight to bed. Even my lighters workouts last week (I’m still nursing that plantar fasciitis), felt really hard. So I kept things low key over the weekend. I let myself sleep in and even took naps which I never do. I pretty much have zero appetite too. I don’t know if I’m just sleep deprived or what, but this isn’t like me at all. I’m hoping it doesn’t follow me into the week because last week was painful.
Still it does worry me some with my recent diagnosis of HA. By the way, I was blown away by all your heartfelt comments last week on my estrogen post. I was truly conflicted writing about my very personal issues. It surprised me how many women responded that they are experiencing the same and looking for help. It disappoints me that our medical community doesn’t take female issues more seriously and dismisses missing periods as fine “as long as you’re not trying to get pregnant.” Many readers asked that I continue writing about my journey, which I fully intend to do now that I know there are so many out there like me, desperate for help. I only hope my story can help other women. Frankly I hope it helps me too. It’s been really hard going through this.
Now let’s chat about this chocolate mocha fudge protein smoothie!Boy do I have a treat for you guys today! As you know, I’ve been a long time supporter of Vega. I love their plant based products. I can’t eat many protein supplements because they hurt my stomach. Vega is the only protein supplement that I’ve been able to tolerate and that I actually like. If you haven’t heard of Vega, here’s a quick run down.
- Dairy, Vegan & Gluten Free
- Made with all natural, plant-based ingredients (no animal products)
- Provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats
- Feature proteins from a diverse variety of vegetarian sources
- Provide carbohydrates that are naturally occurring, complex and low-glycemic, with no added sugars or derivatives
- Contain no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners
- Taste good even when mixed with plain water, no grimy after taste
A few weeks ago, I caught up with the Vega team at Whole Foods. They sent me away with many goodies including their new Vega Sport Mocha Performance Protein. I was hooked from the moment I tried it. This is the kind of protein powder you can mix simply with water and it tastes amazing! You don’t have to mask it with another flavor. For me, it’s perfect during the week when I need something quick, on the go on my way from the gym to the office.
Over the weekend I dressed up my favorite protein powder by putting it in this creamy, chocolaty fudge smoothie for a special treat. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate, right? This is one you for sure will want to make. If you win a free mocha protein from Vega you really have no excuse not to make it. Did someone say win? Yup! Today I’m teaming up with Vega for a giveaway of Vega Sport Mocha Performance Protein so you can see for yourself just how good it is! Just enter below for your chance to win. Giveaway will be open through Saturday.
Vega is also extending all my readers with a 20% discount on their online store purchase and FREE SHIPPING using code SKINNYFIT. The discount expires July 31. You’ll want to stock up, this is good stuff friends! Good luck and enjoy the goodies! xoxo
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp Vega Sports Mocha Protein Powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- optional ingredient 1-2 packets sweetener
- optional topping reddi-wip
- To a blender add all ingredients
- Blend until combined well
- Add additional toppings as desired
- Serve immediately or store in the freezer a few hours before drinking
What’s your favorite way to make protein smoothies?
Disclaimer – I received free Vega mocha protein powder for this review. All opinions stated are my own.
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