Creamy, High Protein Raspberry Chia and Coconut Recovery Shake
Creamy coconut milk and tangy raspberries balanced out with smooth vanilla make this healthy protein shake seem like a treat!
With your essential carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats it is ideal as a post-workout recovery drink or an easy on-the-go meal.
This recipe uses chia seeds to create a nice thick shake.
Protein and fibre will keep you feeling full while calcium, phosphorous and magnesium help to maintain strong bones and teeth.
Chia seeds also improve gut health and have been shown to lower cholesterol.
They also contain omega 3’s that are essential for brain health, keeping your skin supple and hydrated and reducing inflammation.
High in fibre and manganese, raspberries help to reduce cholesterol and regulate blood sugar levels.
Vitamin C, vitamin K and copper give your immune system a boost, support bone strength and promote strong ligaments and tendons.
Rich in antioxidants, raspberries also help to reduce free radicals and reduce the risk of developing various cancers.
While coconut milk is a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant, it also contains a host of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, E and B6, iron, selenium and calcium.
Although portion control is required, the saturated fat in coconut milk may even aid in weight loss by helping to regulate appetite and raise metabolic rate.
Next time you are looking for a sweet treat, grab this nutritious shake for the ultimate satisfaction.
Sugar Free – No
Gluten Free – Yes
Dairy Free – Yes
Grain Free – No
Protein – High
Carbs – Medium
Fats – Medium
Raspberry Chia Coconut Shake
1 cup frozen mixed berries
½ cup water
⅓ cup coconut milk, chilled
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (non-whey based for gluten free option)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
Makes 1 serving
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately!