Post-Workout Chocolate Protein “Milkshake” & How I Steam Cauliflower For Smoothies a.k.a. My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard

Post-Workout Chocolate Protein “Milkshake” & How I Steam Cauliflower For Smoothies a.k.a. My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard

As you guys know, I’ve been focusing on eating more protein to reap more results from my workouts & I’m feeling amazing & more energized than ever!

When I get home from a double workout, I like to prep breakfast (usually chia pudding, oats or toast with avo/hummus) & a protein shake to really make sure I’m refuelling enough! Instead of using fruit on both my breaky & smoothie, I’ve been opting for a fruit-free smoothie so that my meal is more balanced & not full of sugar! Natural sugar is better for you but it’s still sugar, so I make little efforts like these whenever I can!

This deliciousness has been my go-to all week! It’s so simple yet so delicious & it’s virtually sugar-free (minus the bluebs I use sometimes as a topping!). It’s thick, creamy, chocolatey, contains 26g of protein & literally gives me all the chocolate milkshake feels!

People think I’m nuts for loading my smoothies with steamed then frozen cauliflower but I do it anyway; seriously though, don’t knock it till you try it! It adds fibre, vitamins minerals, antioxidants, thick texture & cuts sugar & you legit don’t even taste it! Think of it as “vitamin-enhanced ice”.

HOW DO I STEAM/STORE IT?

  • Cut the cauliflower & remove as much of the stem as possible (harder to digest).
  • Place florets in a large skillet & cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low, cover & let simmer for about 4 minutes (you don’t want to get it too soft, just enough to pre-steam it to avoid bloating, gas or digestive issues!)
  • Drain & rinse & let cool completely.
  • Once cooled, freeze the florets on a plate to avoid clumping.
  • Once frozen, place in a container or ziploc bag & use as needed!

TO MAKE THE SMOOTHIE:

  • 1 cup steamed then frozen cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate protein of choice
    • Don’t have chocolate protein? Use regular protein & add some raw cacao powder!
  • Ceylon cinnamon or a bit of raw cacao powder to sweeten
  • OPTIONAL: Add 2/3 cup cold brew coffee for an extra caffeine kick

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