Vanilla Banana Protein Smoothie

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Fact: fat takes up 18% more space in your body than muscle

Refueling my muscles with a delicious protein shake after an intense class at Pure Barre (especially since I awkwardly rolled over and died from a charlie horse in the middle of class). It’s really important to have protein (10-20 grams) anywhere from an HOUR BEFORE to 30 MINUTES AFTER you exercise to ensure your body is getting the raw material to repair, improve and build muscle tone. This also motivates your body to burn fat stores (aka belly fat)… But if you don’t refuel it soon enough, your hard-earned muscles can deteriorate.

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Blend:

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup water (or more as needed)
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 packet Stevia
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Handful of Ice cubes

12g protein, 150 calories, 8g of fiber

Rainbow Smoothie

Bottom Layer:

  • 1 handful Kale
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 Granny Smith Apple

Middle Layer:

  • 1 cup Coconut Milk (or as needed)
  • 1/2 cup frozen Mango
  • 1/2 frozen Banana

Top Layer:

  • 1/2 cup frozen Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen Strawberries
  • 1 cup water (or as needed)

Makes 2 servings

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