While I’ve never been much of a smoothie aficionado, preferring to incorporate protein powders into various recipes rather than the typical shake, a recent trip to the farmer’s market changed my perspective. The sight of lush, ripe strawberries inspired me to craft a smoothie that not only satisfies the taste buds but also packs a powerful nutritional punch. Enter the Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie: a concoction that perfectly mimics the beloved dessert’s flavors while infusing your day with an array of health benefits.

The Ingredients

  • Strawberries: Starting with about a cup of fresh strawberries, this smoothie captures the essence of the chocolate-covered strawberry experience while providing antioxidants and essential vitamins.
  • Almond Milk: A cup of almond milk serves as the liquid base, offering a dairy-free, low-calorie option that complements the strawberries’ sweetness. Feel free to substitute with your preferred milk variety.
  • Spinach: A hidden handful of spinach boosts the smoothie’s nutrient profile without altering the taste, ensuring you get a serving of greens in the most palatable way.
  • MCT Oil: Incorporating MCT oil introduces healthy fats into the mix, supporting energy levels and cognitive function.
  • Collagen Peptides: Two scoops of collagen peptides contribute to gut health and the vitality of skin, hair, and nails, making this smoothie a beauty elixir in disguise.
  • Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Known for its cognitive benefits, Lion’s Mane mushroom extract enhances the smoothie’s brain-boosting capabilities.
  • Happy Viking Chocolate Protein Powder: The star ingredient, this protein powder, not only adds a rich chocolate flavor but also infuses the smoothie with 20 grams of protein, a plethora of superfoods, and essential nutrients, including acai, kale, chia seeds, and more, alongside probiotics, omega-3s, and antioxidants.

The Process

Blending these ingredients is a straightforward affair. Start by combining the strawberries, almond milk, spinach, MCT oil, collagen peptides, Lion’s Mane, and protein powder in a blender. Add a handful of ice to achieve the desired consistency and blend until smooth.

The Experience

The result is nothing short of magical—a smoothie that truly tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry, without any compromise on health. Each sip offers a harmony of flavors, where the sweetness of the strawberries and the richness of the chocolate envelop the hidden nutritious elements, making them enjoyable and accessible.

A Toast to Health and Indulgence

This Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie stands as a testament to the idea that health and indulgence can go hand in hand. It’s a perfect treat for those looking to satisfy their dessert cravings without veering off their wellness path, providing a delicious way to incorporate more proteins, superfoods, and essential nutrients into one’s diet. So, the next time you’re in need of a sweet, healthful pick-me-up, remember that this smoothie offers the best of both worlds.

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High Protein, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie

Satisfy your sweet tooth and boost your health with a protein and superfood-packed Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie, blending the indulgence of dessert with the benefits of wholesome ingredients.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 304kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 tbsp MCT Oil
  • 1 scoop Collagen Peptides
  • 1 scoop Lion's Mane Mushroom powder
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder I like Happy Viking

Instructions

  • Start by combining the strawberries, almond milk, spinach, MCT oil, collagen peptides, Lion’s Mane, and protein powder in a blender. Add a handful of ice to achieve the desired consistency and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1424IU | Vitamin C: 89mg | Calcium: 541mg | Iron: 1mg

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