Strawberry-Coconut Chia Protein Smoothie

Strawberry-Coconut-Chia Smoothie“Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty…” (“Summer in the City” from The Lovin’ Spoonful, in case you weren’t keeping up with me there).  Or, “Sunny days. Oh, sunny, sunny, sunny days…” (“Sunny Days” from Lighthouse – I didn’t even know this was a Canadian group until just now!).  That just about sums up life in Ulsan, South Korea these days.  So, with the mercury rising, I’m looking for great ways to stay cool and hydrated.  Ice cream comes to mind, as do slurpees, slushies and sno-cones.  But what about something with a little more oomph and a little less refined sugar (not to mention artificial colours and flavours)?  With more than 35g of protein and none of the junk, this Strawberry-Coconut Chia Protein Smoothie will power you up AND cool you down.  It looks, smells, tastes and even FEELS like a strawberry milkshake – your tastebuds will be none the wiser.  Bonus?  The sound of your blender will drown out my summer ditties!

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Simple Strawberry Protein Soft Serve

SUMMER!  It’s practically here!  (Well, in the Republic of Korea at least.  I heard Colorado got snow twoStrawberry Protein Soft Serve weeks ago, or something crazy like that).  And what screams summer more than ice cream?  How does that ditty go?  “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”?  Strawberries also scream summer to me.  So how about strawberry ice cream?  Better still, how about a HIGH-PROTEIN, LOW-FAT alternative to strawberry ice cream?  This simple, sweet recipe also has no refined sugar and only THREE main ingredients.

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