Peaches ‘n Cream Protein Shake

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Simplicity is the key to staying on track with health, particularly in the depth of summer when everyone is making a dash for the outdoors.

One of my tricks to ensuring I get enough nutrients all summer long is to sip on protein shakes.

Egg white protein is my personal favorite as egg is considered a complete food and provides the body with numerous health benefits. That said, if you are allergic to egg like Melissa, or simply prefer other options, there are other great Paleo protein powders, such as collagen protein and cricket protein.

This particular protein shake is one of the simplest to whip up. It’s a perfect way to indulge in summer fruit and takes just a minute to make. Plus, peaches are rich in vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber to give you a mid-summer health boost.

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INGREDIENTS

5 ice cubes
1 cup coconut milk
1 scoop protein powder of your choice (ideally a Paleo protein of course!)
1 peach, de-pipped and chopped

RECIPE

Place all the ingredients in a blender and pulse for about a minute, or until well blended.
Pour into a tall glass and enjoy chilled, in true-summer style, through a colorful straw!

Camilla Carboni

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Nutty Mocha Protein Shake

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Protein shakes are a great way to start the day and an excellent boost for the afternoon. With just a few ingredients, a basic egg white protein powder shake can be turned into a delicious milkshake-like treat, without the dairy.

This Protein Shake is packed with nutrients, as well as a caffeine pick-me-up. The cinnamon and cacao provide antioxidant protection against free radicals and the almond butter adds healthy fat while providing a creamy base for shake. Best of all, it takes about 2 minutes to make!

INGREDIENTS

6 ice cubes
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 scoop egg white protein powder
1 heaped tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 heaped teaspoon cacao powder
1 shot espresso

RECIPE

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse for about a minute until smooth.
Pour into a tall glass and enjoy your morning boost.

It’s really that simple! Enjoy this tasty and nutritious boost to your day,

Camilla Carboni

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Strawberry-Chocolate Paleo Protein Shake

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Gone are the days of the traditional post-workout drinks. We said goodbye to soy a long time ago, along with the other artificial-ingredient packed protein shakes on the market. I also avoid dairy, so whey protein is not really an option either, though if you do decide to stick with whey, there are some excellent grass-fed whey proteins on the market. But better yet is egg-white protein powder (not that the yolk is bad!) and collagen protein powder. Both make equally good substitutes to the more traditional soy and whey options and, when mixed into a Shake like in this recipe, it would be hard-pressed to tell the difference…

INGREDIENTS

4 ice cubes
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 scoop (20-30 grams) protein powder (I like MRM All Natural Egg-White Protein and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides)
1/4 cup strawberries
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon honey or raw agave nectar

RECIPE

Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor.

Strawberry Chocolate Paleo Protein Shake Process
Blend for about 1 minute.
Pour into a tall glass and enjoy while cool.

Strawberries provide an immune boost, cacao powder delivers antioxidants, protein powder helps your muscles heal and grow and baking soda balances out the acidity in your body.

Here’s to you, your health and your workout!

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni | camillacarboni.com

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