I have a new obsession, my new protein shakes! As you probably know by now, I am all about doTerra oils. For a long time, I have used their protein powder as well. On my quest to be a little more environmentally friendly, I have discovered (again) Arbonne. Arbonne is a certified B corporation, which means they balance people, planet, and profit. Important to me, is a small part of that, meaning they mail packages in an environmentally friendly manner, ship with lowered carbon footprint, and even most their product packaging is recyclable.
I thought I would share with you all my current protein shake recipes. If you’re new, I don’t really like chocolate much, so I don’t typically buy chocolate protein powders. I LOVE the coffee protein powder, not surprising since I love coffee. If I’m looking for a quick fill me up, I will heat up some hemp milk and mix in 2 scoops of the coffee protein. Nothing too fancy there. I still am a fan of my old favorite, the doTerra shake. You’ll notice they have similar ingredients.
For my everyday shake, I like to take 2 scoops of the vanilla protein, 1 cup of frozen berries, hemp milk (probably a little over a cup, I fill to a little below the fill line on my nutribullet cup), a scoop of fiber, and not quite half a scoop of greens. Then I blend it up and drink it down.
Sometimes, I add a half a frozen banana. It makes it creamier and thicker, but also adds more sugar. I decrease the berries, if I’m adding banana.
The coffee protein does contain caffeine, and it doesn’t overly taste like a cup of coffee when mixed with greens and berries. I will interchangeably use 2 scoops of coffee, 2 scoops of vanilla, or one scoop of each, depending on my want/need for caffeine.
I used to always add a scoop of spinach or some leafy greens to my smoothies, but now that I have the greens powder, I don’t do that as much anymore. In the summer, when berries are plentiful at the farmers market, I add ice with my fresh berries.
Some old hacks of mine, worth re-sharing, when it comes to shakes and smoothies are all about the prep. You can spoon yogurt into ice cube trays and freeze them. It accomplishes three things, adds creaminess, takes the need for a spoon out of the equation, and extends the life of your yogurt. For your greens, be it spinach or kale, you can blend them. You can take 2 whole cups and only add maybe a half tablespoon of water. Take the pureed mixture and fill ice cube trays for “green ice” to toss into your blender. You can even take all your frozen ingredients and put everything for one shake, into one bag in your freezer.
As with many things in my life, the simpler and more basic, the better I am with it. I do like some variety from time. I am not all over pinterest, but there are so many boards out there for protein shakes, even specifically Arbonne protein. I have pinned a blog that has some good recipes, for when I’m in the mood for something more “fun”. This person is not my rep, I just found her in a google search once.
If you are at all interested in learning more about Arbonne, they have make up, skin care, a baby line, so much more than just nutrition. Makenzie is my consultant, her website does have a contact section. It will send a message to her and not just Arbonne.