Kale Chocolate Protein Shake
This is a variation on the chocolate protein smoothie with kale added for a change.
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 2 scoop Garden of Life Chocolate Protein Powder (Sport)
- A few ice cubes
- 1 cup kale
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
In a blender add the cold water, ice cubes, almond milk, kale and protein powder.
Blend the ingredients until smooth, and as you are blending pour the coconut oil in through the top of the blender over the course of about 10 seconds. This is to avoid it turning into clumps.
Serve immediately, or put in sealed cups and store in the fridge.
If you add the coconut oil while it's hard it will stay in clumps and won't blend. You need to melt the coconut oil and add it to the mixture as it is blending. You cans tore this in the fridge easily, just remember to shake it up before drinking. The garden of life protein powder mixes very well.
Also the ice cubes are very important to stop it becoming too thick.
If you want to lower the calorie count simply adjust the coconut oil accordingly.
Nutritional Information (1/8 cup coconut oil):
Calories: 424, Fats: 32g, Protein: 30g, Net Carbs: 3g
Nutritional Information (no coconut oil):
Calories: 189, Fats: 5g, Protein: 30g, Net Carbs: 3g