Oh my word – I can’t believe I haven’t shared this recipe with you all sooner! I apologize now, because once you begin to add this to your daily routine, you will see why I love it so much.
I recently completed my second round of the popular 21 Day Sugar Detox program and this shake was part of my success. The thought of eliminating the sugar from my diet seemed impossible, but I have done it without losing my mind.
I like chocolate and I need quick and easy food. This powerful breakfast shake has become an integral part of my most productive days.
Insanely Yummy #21DSD Chocolate Energizing Shake Recipe
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 cup almond milk (be sure to get a brand that does not have carrageenan)
- 1 scoop unsweetened protein powder (I use this)
- 2 Tablespoons organic cacao powder (I use this)
- 1 teaspoon organic maca powder (I use this)
- 1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon (I use this)
- 1/3 cup organic pumpkin puree (I use this)
- 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla flavoring (I use this)
- 1 green tipped banana
Add all of the ingredients to your blender. Turn it on for 30 seconds and ENJOY!
It may take your taste buds a bit to get use to this less sweet version of a shake, but it is so satisfying and packed full of food our body can really use. Sometimes I use 1/2 cup of brewed coffee that has been cooled too. Feel free to change it up a bit to meet your taste – just NO SUGAR!
A Couple Notes About the Ingredients
I recently discovered maca powder. Check it out. Maca powder has been shown to support healthy hormone levels, enhance vitality, and sustain natural energy levels. It also promotes a radiant complexion and glowing skin. It is packed full of minerals, fatty acids, and plant sterols which offer a wide range of benefits for your body. I have noticed a difference on the days I do not start my day with a shake. I definitely have seen an increase in energy, focus, and motivation!
Pumpkin puree is a great source of fiber, rich in iron, and a great source of Vitamin A which in turn is great for your eyes. It is a low calorie source of a great punch for the body.
I have lost five pounds in my second round of the #21DSD. My taste buds have changed. My body has changed. I have more energy and less inflammation. I wake up feeling ready for the day. I especially love knowing I am reducing the risk of illness from the food I choose to eat. I dare you to do any research about what sugar does to your body and how it is hidden in everything. I am thankful to have education and knowledge. That is power for helping us be the best we can be!
Now, go enjoy this fabulous shake recipe and comment when you have. You will want to share it with everyone! Have you done a round of the #21DSD before? Did you have a favorite recipe?