The 3 reasons why I (Stephanie) love this smoothie:
1. Power Packed Nutrition in the Protein- whether you are using it post work-out, as a meal, or as a hearty snack - this protein contains high quality ingredients (I accept nothing less) and it's loaded with protein, low in fat and low carb (low glycemic) and gluten free. Think long, lean, nourished muscles.
2. Easy To Make & Delicious- Enough said.
3. Makes my boyfriend (therefore me) really happy. Same as #2.
-2-3 Scoops Shaklee* Performance Build 100% Grass Fed Whey Protein, Vanilla (they have chocolate too)
-1 cup Cocoa Almond Cashew Beverage from Trader Joe (or milk of choice....)
-1 Tbsp nut butter
-Dash coconut flakes and/ or cacao nibs
Feel free to add 1/2 banana or handful of berries. It will increase sugar yet the protein and nut milk will balance out the glycemic load. I have hypoglycemia and it doesn't trigger me.
Add everything to bullet or blender and enjoy!
*Note: I have been using Shaklee products for 15 years and happily endorse and distribute them. Questions? Ask Me.
Nourishment For Body Mind Spirit
We've heard it said we teach/offer/share what we most need to learn.
It's no coincidence that here at the Sanctuary
Our Purpose is to guide and support one another further along on their personal journey.
Our Mission is to provide the space for all beings to thrive.
Why? Because all of us on Team BWS need it too. By serving others, we help ourselves in the process. Magical blessing.
The services, workshops, writing, recipes...opportunities we offer are to help you nourish - and in the process connect with- body mind spirit.
Body offerings include: massage, facials, energy healing and the occasional yummy recipe from Steph's kitchen like this protein smoothie here.
Mind offerings include meditation and yes, yoga therapy.
Spirit offerings include all of the above...plus events like the Love Meditation happening next week.
What will you choose? Whatever you decide, choose YOU.
Green Energy Smoothie
2 handfuls fresh organic baby spinach/kale
1 cucumber, chopped
1 handful fresh cilantro/parsley/mint or basil
Juice of 1 lime/lemon
1 stalk celery
1 small green apple (unpeeled) or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
1 inch fresh ginger, chopped (optional)
1 cup pure water or unsweetened coconut water
1/2 - 1 cup ice (optional)
Blend all ingredients until they are liquefied (a juicer that does not extract but retains the pulp/fiber is your best method). You may also use bullet or blender.
Makes approximately 2 to 3 8-oz servings. Store remaining juice in glass mason jar. Top with lime/lemon juice and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Thanks to Jacqui Justice for this recipe!
Simplify your life and get your pumpkin pie fix with this protein-packed shake.
The base is unsweetened, unflavored, unlimited possibilities!
Plain & Simple Life Energizing Shake is a protein-rich, vegan soy meal shake to help keep you feeling full and satisfied, with nutrients clinically proven to help create the foundation for a longer, healthier life.
*Increase your energy
*Help you retain lean muscle and achieve a healthier weight
*Support digestive and immune health
2 scoops Plain & Simple Life Energizing Shake (Also non soy option here)
1 cup milk of choice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Dash cinnamon, nutmeg...
1/2 cup ice
Honey or agave to sweeten!!!
Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!
Optional: Add graham cracker crumbles on top.
Whip cream pictured is optional.
Note: There is a also a Soy-free option that contains an exclusive, patent-pending blend of non-GMO protein from sacha inchi, potato, rice, pea and leucine.
Questions? Ask Stephanie Here.
Snickerdoodle Shake Recipe
Try this holiday cookie favorite in your shake for a festive treat.
2 scoops Vanilla Life Energizing Shake
8 oz. milk of choice
1 tsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. honey
2 tsp. cinnamon
4-6 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy.
Thank you Shaklee for sharing this yummy shake!