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Published July 27, 2017. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
I have been on an absolute protein shake binge the last few weeks, and it’s all thanks to Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder. I’ve had a little more motivation than usual since I’ve been more persistent about getting to the gym at least 4 days a week, so with going to the gym comes being more conscious of what I’m putting in my body.
When I can start off the morning with a delicious Pea Protein Powder Shake with Coconut Milk and Berries, I immediately feed energized and full, which is perfect for giving me what I need to endure a busy workday, find time to go to the gym, and hang out with my family.
Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder is loaded with nutritional benefits from 21 grams of protein to having 0, yes that’s right, ZERO grams of sugar in it. It has a really mild pea flavor, but once you mix it in with the fresh berries and coconut milk, you don’t taste anything other than pure deliciousness.
One of my absolute favorite things about drinking a protein shake in the morning time is that I can change it up every single time, especially since the pea protein powder is so natural in flavor. It could be a peanut butter and banana day, or a vanilla and frozen berries kind of day, no matter what it is I usually poke around the house to see what we have and use it.
Protein Shakes are meant to be quick, easy, and delicious so if you plan on drinking them on a daily or weekly basis don’t go overboard on gathering all of the ingredients so that you’re making some 20 ingredients $35 dollar shake every morning. Keep the recipes simple and low in count so that you can spend more time on things that matter, like family, or the gym :-).
In addition to this Pea Protein Powder Shake with Coconut Milk and Berries being part of my daily morning routine, I’ve also used it as a meal replacement or a snack during the afternoon. Sometimes I’m just busy as all get out and don’t get time to make a meal or even a quick snack, so I just toss everything in the blender, and boom I’m done in under a minute with a protein packed tasty treat. I’ve also subscribed to the fact that these are phenomenal replacements for those sweet tooth cravings that you may have later at night. I remember reading a Men’s Health® with Ryan Reynolds in it, yes he’s my man crush, and it was right after he did Blade 3 and the dude was JACKED!! I remember reading in the article that he said if you are hungry after 8 o’clock to avoid any carbs or sugars and go straight to a protein shake. It will fill you up with no regrets, and you know what he’s absolutely correct. I’ve been doing it a lot these past few weeks and I’m loving how I feel when I wake up. I know if I eat garbage the night before that I am so sluggish the next day.
In addition to making blended protein shakes with pea protein powder you could also get creative by incorporating it into muffins, baked bread, or even cookies. Yes, you should avoid all of the sugar you put into things like that and find more natural replacements like honey, agave, or even coconut sugar. The whole idea is to get creative and make things that work for you and your family, and of course your lifestyle.
I’ve been drinking these Pea Protein Powder Shake with Coconut Milk and Berries for 3 weeks and I’ll do my best to post my progress on how I’m feeling as well as hopefully my physique slimming down a little bit. When I turned 30, something definitely changed with my body and I immediately noticed I couldn’t just eat whatever I wanted and expect for it to fall away by doing next to nothing. The body is a temple and we need to be taking care of it and feeding it properly. Just like the old saying goes, garbage in – garbage out!
Pea Protein Powder Shake with Coconut Milk, Berries and Chia Seeds
- 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
- ¼ cup each of frozen raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries
- 1 teaspoon of Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds
- 1 teaspoon of Bob’s Red Mill Hemp Heart Seeds
- 1 scoop of Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder
- 2 teaspoons of Coconut Sugar
- Optional Garnishes: toasted coconut flakes, assorted frozen berries, fresh cherries
- Combine everything in a blender except for the garnishes and puree until smooth.
- Serve in a glass with optional garnishes.