Today at the 8am training we chatted about making foods a bit healthier. Carrot Cake Overnight Oats remind me of carrot cake without all the extra frosting. Starting your day with a healthy choice tends to cycle your decisions to be healthier throughout the day. Since Christmas is usually so busy, it's often time for grab and go foods you can eat on the run. I like to make a protein shake when I know I need a healthy meal to have on the go. Don't load them down with too many fruits or buy a protein drink from the store with all the added sugars. Make your own and after you do you can decide if they are naughty or nice. Here's two of my favorite recipes.
Candy Cane Delight
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop UMP Chocolate
- 1 Tablespoon sugar free peppermint mocha creamer
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 8-10 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients, Enjoy enjoy.
Want to turn it into a hot drink? Substitute hot coffee for the almond milk and ditch the ice!
A tip from the head elf: Use a blender for your hot drinks too. It ensures the protein is fully mixed and adds a wonderful froth to the top!
Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
- 8 ounces water
- 1 scoop chocolate protein
- 1 banana
- 1 Tablespoon milled flax seeds
- 1 Tablespoon cacao nibs
- 1 Tablespoon natural peanut butter
- Ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy. Pour immediately into a large cup. Eat with a spoon or a large straw.
Now it is your turn, Naughty or Nice,