Cinco de Mayo is next week! Do you celebrate it? I think I’ve only been to a handful of Cinco de Mayo events in my life, but they were all fun. (From what I can remember, that is!)
Smoothies are great, aren’t they? You can tailor them to your nutritional needs and flavor cravings and still keep them super healthy. Creative and good for you what’s not to love?!
Another great thing about smoothies is their ability to restore us after a workout. Our bodies require 30% or more of our daily calories to come from protein sources. Finding protein sources can be especially challenging for vegetarians and even more so for vegans, so it’s nice to have items like smoothies to help get in that daily requirement!
Since I’m feeling homesick this week, I decided that the smoothie recipe I would create would be Cinco de Mayo inspired. As I thought about how I could honor the flavors of Cinco de Mayo, I thought, “what’s more inspiring (and delicious) than the almighty churro?!”
I remember the first time I ever ate a churro. It was at Bush Gardens Williamsburg, VA. I think I actually may have referred to the churro as a “Twizzler donut” until I lived in Denver, and finally learned they are called churros.
I was like, whatever, I’m from New Hampshire.
Exactly. So accurate.
So, eating a churro is heavenly. Churros are sugary, savory, and melt in your mouth. However, churros are also deep fried and not so good after you’ve been killing it sweating you booty off all morning. Don’t worry though; I came up with a way to get your churro fix, restore muscles, and stave off hunger for hours.
- 1 cup of almond milk (or non-dairy option of your choice)
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 1 T. of cocoa powder
- ½ T. of ground cinnamon
- ½ cup of spinach
- 1 T. of rolled oats
- Add your almond milk
- Add your powdered mixes
- Add your oats
- Add your spinach
- BLEND and DRINK!
This post was inspired by DailyBurn’s #ShowUsYourSmoothie project. More information on alternative protein sources can be found at their Fuel-6 page.
Build up your muscles and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this healthy Cocoa Churro Protein Smoothie #ProteinShake #Cincodemayo @beetsperminute
What’s your favorite protein smoothie recipe? Do you like churros? Are you basic?