Argh! There are candy eggs and chocolate filled everything everywhere right now. Hello, Spring. Then goodbye, Spring. Please come back. The weather has been insane lately.
Hopefully, the weather will get warm, and stay warm, soon. Pools and water parks should be opening soon and now is the time to tighten up for summer. Which is why Spring is such a difficult time for me and my sweet tooth.
Now more than ever is when I need one of my favorite premier protein recipes to get me through the day. I snack with a purpose and the protein popsicles, puddings, and smoothie recipes I share are to help me resist all the temptation.
It’s also a good time to restart that workout routine.
Hey, I fell off the wagon again too. This year will go in the books as the year I worked out the least due to life. (And the lowest I’ve weighed since high school.) That’s why fitness isn’t an end goal. There is no destination. You can reach a goal but if you don’t continue to work out then you won’t stay at that goal. My goal isn’t to be skinny. My goal is to be thin and strong.
I’m pretty sure that if I walked out to the garage and attempted to back squat my 2016 PR, I would injure myself. But structure is back in my daily life, so it’s not as easy to say that I can’t carve out time to exercise.
Getting back into the routine isn’t easy, though. Being a mom is draining. So I am sharing the perfect smoothie recipe to combat the exhaustion. Once your body adjusts to the change in routine, you’ll be motivated and committed to fit in that exercise each day.
This smoothie combines the delicious flavors of chocolate coffee and caramel for a protein packed punch to the taste buds.
Creamy Caramello Mocha Protein Smoothie
- 1 container (11oz) Chocolate Flavored Premier Protein Drink
- 2 cups ice
- 1 tablespoon warm water
- 1 tablespoon (single serve packet) instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
Dissolve instant coffee in 1 tablespoon warm water.
Place ice into a blender.
Blend using the liquify function. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
It looks amazing doesn’t it? It tastes that way too!