It was such a warm autumn day in Brisbane today so I made this delicious high protein smoothie for Miss 3 and I. Her favourite thing at the moment is Choc Mint ! So we just had to have a Choc Mint Smoothie.
Chia Seeds in a smoothie
This choc mint smoothie is really thick and filling because of the chia seeds in it (which are packed with Omega 3’s) so are perfect for toddlers or growing bubbies in tummies, or most of all hungry pregnant or breastfeeding mummas. Learn more here about the benefits of chia seeds
Apart from healthy fats like omega 3’s, 15% more protein is required in your diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding so I have included in the smoothie a scoop of Protein Supplies Australia – “No Nasties” Vanilla Protein Powder. This protein supplement is safe for kids too. Read more here and use my code BFAB10 when you order to receive 10% off.
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Recipe for Healthy High Protein – Choc Mint Smoothie
600 g Almond Milk or Coconut Milk – (I love unsweetened Nutty Bruce Coco Almond milk)
50 g raw cashews
4-5 medjool raw dates
2 tabsp chia seeds
100 – 200g ice-cubes
30 g of raw cacoa powder
200g of frozen bananas (approx 2 large bananas)
60g fresh kale
20 g fresh mint
1 drop of Doterra Peppermint Oil – food grade essential oil.
1 scoop of pregnancy and postpartum safe WPI Vanilla Protein Powder.
1. Place Cashews, Dates and Chia Seeds into high speed blender and blend 10 -20 sec
2. Add all other remaining ingredients blend for at least 2 mins. If too thick for your liking add more milk of choice or coconut water.
My kids and I all love this as an afternoon snack.