Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Coconut Fig Protein Shake

Instagram has proven to be a great source of motivation for fitness in addition to finding new and exciting recipes to try in the kitchen. It was no surprise to find a great protein shake recipe that involved a few of my favorite things: figs and coconut. It seemed like an odd combo at first, but once I tried it, my mind was quickly changed. It was definitely like a flavor bomb exploded my in mouth. It was soooo good that I didn't even realize that I was drinking something that was actually good for me. Who would've thought?! Eating and drinking healthy does not have to be boring or gross. This is another shake to prove that point.

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Optimum Nutrition Egg White Protein)
1 cup almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
5 medium sized black figs
1 cup ice cubes

Throw the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the biggest glass you have and enjoy. I prefer to pour my protein shakes into beer pints cuz that's how I roll.