Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake

chocolate cherry protein shake
Since I've moved to Atlanta, I've been working from home. I have a nice desk space now and I've been working on building a regular routine so I can switch on between "work mode" and "home mode" without too much effort. It hasn't been easy, but the last week or so has started to feel more normal.

My office is on the West coast so I'm usually on until 6pm EST or later coordinating with them. Luckily, I don't have a crazy commute anymore, but if I don't start prepping dinner until 6:15 or later, I'm usually not eating until 7pm at the earliest. I found myself feeling crabby and tired by the end of the day. After looking at my schedule and realizing there are 7+ hours between lunch and dinner, it's no surprise!

I'm working to add some more healthy snacks to my repertoire to break up my afternoon and give me some fuel. This is a favorite, especially on busy afternoons, because it's easy to whip up and helps satisfy my sweet tooth. 

8-10 frozen cherries 
1/2 c almond milk
1/2 serving of chocolate PR3 protein
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T almond butter 
Optional toppings: Cacao nibs, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut 

  1. In a blender, add the frozen cherries, almond milk, protein, unsweetened cocoa powder and almond butter. Blend on high until well mixed. 
  2. Top with additional toppings and enjoy.
*Since it's just an afternoon snack, I only opt for half a serving of protein, but feel free to use the full serving if you want something more substanial. 

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