Make Your Protein Shakes Fancy

When I worked on the west side (Santa Monica) I used to LOVE getting shakes from this spot called Planet Raw.  The shakes themselves were delicious and of course nutritious but also had the added crunch element … I am a texture eater so when it comes to liquid shakes for a meal sometimes my mouth feels deprived while my tummy feels full … so why not add some crunch and some more nutrition :). This is my absolute fav topping combo that can be used on really any flavor of shake!!

My 4 Ingredient SuperPower Mix-

  1. Dried Goji Berries- also known as woflberry is a great source of calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, selenium, B-2, and vitamin C

  2. Cocoa Nibs- looking for an energy boost or a mood elevator??? Chocolate in it’s strongest form is the answer :). Cocoa nibs are a great source of iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc, and potassium

  3. Dried Mulberries- these sweet treats are a great source of iron, protein, vitamin C, and fiber

  4. Coconut Flakes/Chips- are a great source of fiber, protein and lauric acid (great for the immune system)

Why these four?? Well first the flavor combo is great…a little of sweet, a little of bitter, and a bunch of crunch :)…. also these ingredients are know for their antioxidant powers!  We are consistently exposed to a variety of pollutants and free radicals and our nutrition must help us combat these cell destroyers!

How? It’s simple… grab a glass jar and combine all 4 ingredients in a fairly even ratio. It will keep at room temperature or to maximize freshness keep in the fridge 20130912_160157 20130912_160206

Enjoy!… Place a few spoonfuls on top of your favorite shake… I made my Chocolate Amazeballs Shake ( added the toppings… so good I had to check and make sure I wasn’t cheating! 20130912_160458 20130912_160514

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