With a brand new nursing baby at home I’ve found myself starving all day everyday. I’m sure you’ve all heard of pregnancy hunger but let me tell you it has nothing on breastfeeding hunger. Breastfeeding hunger is like no other. I find that I spend the morning and afternoon pretty okay but by the time night comes not only am I absolutely starving but I crave sweets pretty badly.
Lately for me I’ve been craving chocolate and ice cream. Being the rational person that I am, I know that I can’t have chocolate and ice cream all day everyday so instead I’m opting to satisfy my sweet tooth with protein shakes. While I love some traditional fruit smoothies, protein shakes almost always hit the spot for me. The protein keeps me full which is a must for an active mama. I tend to have my almond mocha protein shake first thing in the morning. I’m typically pretty tired in the morning (thanks to my two older kids waking up all night long) and throwing together a protein shake makes life pretty easy. On the days that I don’t have my protein shake in the morning I have it in the evening to help curve my cravings.
My go-to lately has been an almond mocha protein shake. I was inspired by my favorite Mr. Smoothie smoothie, the High Protein Almond Mocha. I’ve been obessing over this smoothie lately but with a brand new baby I couldn’t make it out of the house every time my craving hit. Since I have one of these bad boys, I knew I could make something similar on my own. Even without one you can still make this delicious, filling shake. I highly suggest one though, they make the smoothest smoothies and can make a variety of things like homemade Sunflower Seed Butter.
Between this protein shake and my lactation shake my Blendtec is getting a workout.
Do you drink smoothies? What’s your favorite go to recipe?
- Add 3 tablespoons of raw almonds to your high speed blender. Puree until smooth.
- Add 1 cup almond milk, 2 tbs cocoa powder, 1 tbs sugar, 2 scoops favorite protein powder
- and 2 cups ice, blend until smooth.