I've been trying to figure out how to get more vegetables into my diet. And the biggest issue is that I like food to taste YUMMY-- and no matter how hard I try, steamed spinach and broccoli is not yummy -- to me at least. I know veggies are good for me. They fill me up; they are full of nutrients, but I just can't down a veggie shake just to get all that goodness.
Then my good friend Adrienne introduced me to her Triple Berry Truffle Shake. I'm hooked. Chocolate, berries, protein and spinach make this shake filling, full of nutrients, remarkably filling and DELICIOUS! All at the same time. We've got a winner! This baby gives will check off a serving of fruits, vegetables and protein from your to eat list. I dare you to eat it all in one sitting too. I'm full/satisfied with just over half the recipe.
One caution though. The longer it sits the more the spinach flavor will blossom. I like to eat it fresh from the blender. I would not love it a half hour later. Just saying it might taste a little like eating grass at that point-- no offense to you grass lovers out there.
I dig this shake after a tough toning or weight lifting session. Happy Eating.
Triple Berry Truffle Shake
1/2 cup frozen berries (raspberry, blueberry, I do a mix)
1 cup fresh spinach, stems torn off
1 scoop chocolate protein powder*
1 1/2 cup water
Puree together in your blender and enjoy!
* or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder plus 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder makes a good dark chocolate protein powder substitute.