Let’s face it parents, every once in a while we need a boost. We work hard and we play hard, most often all for the sake of our kiddos. I have made “protein shakes” for years now but only recently, in a desperate attempt to find some sneaky way to integrate more iron into my diet, I started adding greens to my “protein shakes”. Thus I stole a term coined by my husband and his morning routine. Meet the “Magic Shake” because, my friends, it is just that, magic. This shake will give you the energy you need to get through a morning, an afternoon, heck even a couple of days. Plus it’ll lift your mood. The great part about the shake is that you can customize it to your liking. For example, I use milk but you could use yogurt or add peanut butter to get a thicker shake. Below is my recipe for you. I hope that you use it, or are at the very least inspired to add a little magic to your day.
Servings: 1-2, makes 24 ounces give or take
- Small cutting knife
- Pint glass or any glass for serving
- 1 medium sized banana, peeled (duh) and cut up
- 2-3 Strawberries, cut up – I happened to use fresh but frozen work perfectly fine. If you use frozen, you’ll want to add a few more.
- Three scoops of protein powder – I use GeniSoy’s vanilla flavor
- 1 Emergen-C, raspberry flavor but you can use whatever flavor you want
- A handful of fresh, washed spinach
- Enough orange juice to count “2 one thousand”
- Enough milk to count “4 one thousand”
- Take out our blender
- Peel your banana and cut up or break up into pieces and put into blender
- Cut your strawberries into quarters and add to blender
- Add Emergen-C
- Add Protein Powder
- Add Spinach
- Add OJ (“one one thousand, two one thousand…”)
- Add Milk (“one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, four one thousand…”)
- Blend away on “Puree” if you have the option
- Pour into Pint sized glass, there should be some leftover for an additional glass or to give some to your little one
Goodness Factor: There is so much good stuff in this shake I don’t even know where to begin. The killer for me was the spinach. A great way, in my mind, to add greens if a salad isn’t working into your daily routine.