Sunday, September 16, 2007

Apple Surprise Shake

I've been experimenting with my daily protein shakes and coming up with new recipes. Today, I hit the local farmer's market in Mountain View and scored some organic apple juice. Ordinarily, I'm on a nutrition program that calls for only zero calorie beverages. However, I love apple juice and couldn't pass up the opportunity. On the way home, I figured out a sneaky way to cheat and get the apple juice in according to my meal plan. The trick is that I can have protein shakes that, while technically a beverage, don't have the zero calorie rule associated with them. So, here's what I came up with:

2xMedium apples, cored and sliced into pieces
2 Tbsp flax seeds, ground
2 scoops protein powner
2 cups organic apple juice

Put all ingredients in blender and blend on high for 1 minute. Makes about three cups.


Mmm, delicious.

Today's Foods
Food Name Servings Serving Size Cals Fat Carb Prot
Apple, raw 163 1 42 1
Apple juice 233 1 58 0
Whey Cool 240 4 6 48
Seeds, Flax seed 118 8 8 5

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Eric said...

2 scoops protein powner

And that's how you get pwned!

Sounds good, man. A while back, I got injured and was confined to bedrest. But I'd get up to make stuff to eat, and shakes made up a large part of my diet. A typical shake consisted of:
berries (blue, rasp, whatever's available)
peanut butter for protein
spinach. Yes, spinach. It turned the concoction green, but the flavors of the other ingredients completely eclipsed the flavor of the spinach.

dmourati said...

I put spinach in my shakes all the time. I agree, it changes the color but not the taste. I also use a product called Greens+ in almost all my shakes. Its ground up vegetables which have the same effect. Works best in Chocolate shakes as the color is masked better.