Creamy Raspberry Superfood Shake | PALEO


We are in the midst of a major, record-breaking heat wave here in the Bay Area, combined with extremely poor air quality from surrounding fires, and the impact is real.  Our high school events were all canceled, kids were bummed and tired and just plain HOT, and staff were feeling the strain & drain after a long week too.

And while I know a heat wave is so very minor in comparison to the devastation in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, the heat wave is something I can tangibly feel, and it makes my heart go out to those in the wake of the hurricane that much more.  Because honestly, I cannot even fathom what all of you in Texas must be going through!

Weather is scary, you guys.  Being out of control is scary.  Sometimes work is intense & comes with a lot of pressure, and that can be scary too.  There are just so many elements to this life that are tough and beyond our control.

But being able to come here to my blog, and reach out to you & your kitchen no matter where you are- it's the opposite of scary and such a gift to me.  This is my happy place.  And although there are much bigger things happening in the world than cutting gluten or taking on a round of Whole30, I appreciate you being here with me to unplug a bit and enjoy one of life's simple pleasures:  yummy food and taking control of what we put in and on our bodies.

Again, thank you, for giving me this platform & opportunity to unplug and feed my passion.  Now onto the recipe!



I created this shake one day on a whim as a sort of meal replacement.  I have been doing a lot of intermittent fasting recently, which feels good until I actually start eating:  then I'm SO hungry!  This was a great between-meals cool treat that ended up really filling me up.  The ingredients are pretty incredible and the flavor is indulgent~ like a thick, creamy milkshake!

I knew I had to share it with you guys, especially when I realized how few drink recipes I share (something I'd like to change--  let me know if you'd be interested!)  After going back & forth on which recipe to post today, the heat wave pushed me over the edge:  it seemed like perfect timing for a refreshing drink that would fill you up with all the nutrients your body needs.


Enjoy the recipe, and know that even if I am posting away over here about food & health & beauty... my heart and mind are always with those who are experiencing life's heartaches and rough patches.  No matter where you are or what you are going through-  You are not forgotten.



Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder



Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and pulse until super smooth. 
  2. Enjoy!


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