Strawberry Mango Protein Shake
As summer draws to a close, you will want to take advantage of the season’s last really good fresh strawberries. Since mangoes are grown in tropical climates, they are available most of the year. The combination of the tartness of the strawberries, the sweet creaminess of the mangoes, and vanilla is a wonderful tropical taste that will keep a few breaths left in summer!
Strawberries are a low glycemic index berry packed with vitamin c, fiber, folate, anthocyanins, and a whole host of other antioxidants and bioflavonoids. A study published in The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry deduced that anthocyanins are also potent fat burners. Animals fed a high fat diet along with anthocyanins gained 24% less weight than animals that were not fed these nutrients. They also have the power to boost short term memory by 100% in only eight weeks, so remember to eat up!Oh, that reminds me…I have to stop at the store later!
Along with strawberries, mangoes have fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids, potassium, and fiber. They contribute to helping prevent cancer and enhancing eye health. What’s not to love?
- 1 mango, chopped
- 5 strawberries
- ¾ cup of unsweetened cashew or almond milk
- 1 scoop EFX Sports vanilla whey protein
- A few ice cubes
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes for topping (optional)
Take the leafy tops off the strawberries and chop them in half. Throw them in the blender with the cashew milk and EFX Sports whey protein. Blend for a minute, and then leave it in the blender. Chop the mango in 3 pieces long-ways; the pit will be in the middle slice. Take slices from the sides and make cuts (not all the way through the skin) in one direction, then the other, making a checkerboard. Pop it inside out and slice off the cubes, then drop them in the blender. Do this for both sides. For the middle slice, lay it flat and cut around the pit, then slice the skin off. Throw the usable stuff in the blender, along with the ice. Blend, then pour in a glass and top off with the pinch of coconut flakes, and toast your good health!
Protein: 25.5 g
Fat: 8.52 g
Fiber: 5.3 g