CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT SHAKE
Indulge your craving for this classic flavor combo but in a healthy way with this recipe from Mae Badiyan, a naturopath and wellness expert in LA. “The greens and healthy fats will keep you fuller longer which may help with weight loss and the collagen is great for hair, skin, and nails as well as helping to heal your gut,” she says. “Plus, the cinnamon can help to stabilize your blood sugar and the peppermint aids in digestion.” If you’re trying to up your fat intake to burn fat, this shake’s for you.
Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup cashew milk, 1/2 frozen avocado, 1 small frozen banana, 1 tablespoon cacao powder, 1 tablespoon coconut butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, handful frozen spinach, 1 tablespoon cacao nibs, 1 scoop collagen peptides, and 2-3 drops peppermint essence.
Nutrition facts: 315 calories, 29g carbohydrates, 12g protein, 22g fat
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SHAKE
Craving your favorite childhood snack? This shake, from Badiyan, will help you lose weight like a grown-up while feeling as free as you did as a kid. “This smoothie is perfect because it sneaks in greens without any taste,” she says. “The healthy fats from the avocado and protein from the peptides will help to keep you full.”
Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon nut butter, 1 handful frozen spinach, 1/2 frozen avocado, 1 scoop collagen peptides, and 1/2 cup frozen strawberries.
Nutrition facts: 348 calories, 29g carbohydrates, 13g protein, 22g fat