Photo on 2013-08-11 at 15.46 #2In no particular order:

  • Frozen bananas. Adds an AWESOME ice cream consistency. A half plus some ice is the current mode. (See what I did there? Mode..ala..never mind.)
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Shakeology. Vanilla has 30 less calories, so that’s 900 a month saved. But the chocolate is AWEEEESUUUM.
  • PB2. 45 calories in 2 TBSP. Forgetaboudit. Yes please.
  • Random protein powders. Because, it’s just that much thicker and a little extra if you are doing lots of weights/running/etc. is a given requirement.
  • Instant coffee. For some reason, this and PB2 and Chocolate Shakeology brings a caramel flavor to me somehow.
  • Pasteurized egg whites. Safe, and the best protein you can get if you ask me. It’s a lot cheaper in the egg section vs. the health food section. Like half price per gram of protein.
  • Fruit. Fresh or frozen is best. Aldi has a great deal on frozen blueberries. And frozen strawberry combined WITH Tropical Strawberry Vegan Shakeology? INTENSE flavor.
  • Ice and water, of course. 🙂 Filtered for less of that summer in the south ‘lake flavor’.
  • Blue Diamond Coconut / Almond blend unsweetened. Best of both worlds. About half the calories of fat free milk with a creamy consistency.
  • ..more to come as I think of them.

As for recipes, just throw it in a blender. You can’t mess it up. If you do, just add more of what you think it needs. But generally I pick the flavors and then end up with about .5 cups almond milk, .25 cups egg white (good texture too),  4-5 ice cubes, and water enough to leave a little space.

Oh, and I have to throw this one in there. For some reason, it has some waffle cone flavors in there. I bet it’s the almond and cashews coming through. Tony Horton’s favorite Shakeology!

1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

– 5 or 6 frozen strawberries

– 1/2 cup of cashews

– a couple ice cubes

– 1/2 cup of filtered water (Drink your water people– Tony Horton)

– Almond milk

– 1 scoop of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

 

Enjoy! Leave your favorite ideas in the comments below.