Bailey’s Mocha Protein Shake

Wake yourself up and get ready for a great day with this delicious protein shake! Instant coffee gives it a dose of eye opening caffeine for early mornings. For a healthy boost, add ground flax to provide fiber and omega-3’s. On the other had, the optional addition of Bailey’s Irish Cream will make it a decadent cocktail for late nights. Have it your way!

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Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1 cup ice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 packets stevia
2 tsp instant coffee
2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbs ground flax seeds (optional)
3 oz Bailey’s (optional)

Combine and blend all ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth. Split between two glasses.

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Cheers!

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Boozy Berry Protein Shake

Enjoy this unique cocktail right after a workout and just before heading to the pool. It’s perfect for muscle recovery and party pre-gaming. Score!

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Ingredients:
1 cup ice
3/4 cup milk
1 cup strawberries
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
3 oz vodka (I used coconut flavored)

Combine and blend all ingredients in a high powered blender. Serves 2.

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Yum! Can’t wait to try out more concoctions to share with you!

Skinny Raspberry Mojito Poptails

I love mojitos! I love them even more now that I have a stash of them in the freezer on popsicle sticks. Go to Marshall’s or Ross and pick up an inexpensive ice pop mold set for about six bucks and get to work!

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup Sprite Zero or soda water + 1 packet stevia
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1 handful fresh mint leaves, chopped
1.5 oz white rum
Juice of 1 lime

1. Combine raspberries, mint, rum, and lime juice in a blender or food processor and pulse to break up the raspberries.

2. Add the Sprite or soda water + stevia to the mix and stir to combine. Pour the cocktails into 6 ice pop molds and freeze overnight.

3. To remove an ice pop from its mold, run the mold under hot water for a few seconds.

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These mojito ice pops are very refreshing and low calorie! Each ice pop has only 22 calories. If you’re hoping to get a bit of a buzz, experiment with adding more rum. Be careful, though! Too much will keep the mixture from freezing!