I love coffee and chocolate, those are my indulgences. So what better way to enjoy a good post-workout protein shake than with the flavors of coffee and chocolate. Now add in some bananas and you got yourself one crazy good banana split. Lol, ok maybe not exactly but very close.
This protein shake recipe is so good that I even like to have it as a healthy snack in the afternoon when I feel like having a cup of coffee and a dessert. It takes care of both cravings, what could be better? But when I don’t have a shake for a snack, I love to have My from My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book, its DIVINE!
I never miss snacks because then I’m starving for the next meal and then I OVER-EAT.
That is what most people do. They over eat because too much time goes by without having a meal. So being prepared is really key when trying to “Eat healthy” and “lose weight”.
I love being able to enjoy eating healthy. Because if you can’t enjoy what you are eating, its really hard to stay on track and if you aren’t consistent with eating healthy its incredibly hard to see real changes.
I know that the meal planning, and cooking is the hardest for you and that if you just had more time to do it, you would. I know that its hard to figure out how to pair the best foods to make meals that will actually help you burn fat. Cuz that is what everyone always tells me.
I love adding bananas to protein shakes and smoothies. Not only does it add great sweet flavor, but I freeze them and it gives the smoothies a great consistency. And thats not all, check out some of the health benefits of bananas.
Health Benefits of Bananas
- Helps improve MOOD (high in Tryptophan an amino acid called the “mood enhancing protein”.
- High in Vitamin B6 (good for blood and immune health).
- Good for your heart, nerves and bones because of potassium.
- High in Fiber.
Ok, so most people freak out because of the sugar in a banana, but seriously it only has 14 grams in a banana and I usually use 1/4 of a banana so what are you getting an extra 3 grams of sugar? Big deal, worry about the cookies, cake, crackers, and alcohol you consume, not a few grams of sugar that has so many more benefits to you.
Here is the yummy recipe, I’m starting to have a pretty good collection of coffee flavor protein shake, you have to check them out on My Pinterest Boards.
And hey, if there are any flavors you would like me to make a shake with, please go to My Facebook Page and let me know. I always answer back. By the way, check out what people are saying on Facebook about my recipes.
Ok, try this after your workout this week, I bet you will love it as much as I did. And hey, if you didn’t try my Butt & Inner Thigh Workout that I posted on My YouTube Channel this week, you have to try it. You will love the results and the feeling when you sit down (LOL).
Before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you some tips that will help you if you are trying to lose weight, get leaner, get more definition, feel more energy, get healthier, and more toned.
Because it’s not just about cooking even though it’s a big part of it.
Five Foods to Avoid Eating
I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.
So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results.
Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat.
So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download this information for free.
I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED. Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO.
Start applying it right now.
Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO So to hook you up, here is another gluten-free recipe for a healthy snack. Its delicious, easy to make, gluten-free, and super healthy.
If you are really trying to lose weight and/or get more toned, PLANNING is the key to your SUCCESS. But still, no one does it and it could really make the biggest impact on your results. Would it make your life EASIER if I gave you a meal plan for the ENTIRE month? Yes, you read it right, I could give you one as a gift just because you are taking the time to read this and invest in your health and body!
I know that most people don’t make a plan because #1, they don’t have time and #2, they don’t know how to make one that will actually work and help you lose weight, gain more energy, control cravings and help you reach your goals. It’s time consuming, I know! So I made one for you and you can get one of my MMF Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendars every month sent right to your inbox and I won’t charge you anything.
How cool is that? I did all the work for you.
So if you want to be able to receive your Meal Plan Calendar, click here.You will get a calendar each month with your BREAKFAST, SNACK 1, LUNCH, SNACK 2 and DINNER recipes and meals for each day.
I know…… Pretty amazing 🙂
And listen, if you get a month that already passed, please please please, don’t just throw it away. You can totally use it, just adapt it to your new month or days.
It will be great to have more recipes and plans to choose from.
But you will receive the new months Meal Plan Calendar every 28th of the month for the following month.
Mocha Banana Split
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/4 frozen banana
- 1/4 tsp instant coffee
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use PROGRADE)
- sprinkle of sliced almonds
- Blend all ingredients and enjoy cold.
There are a few things you can add to your post-workout shake that will help you lose more fat and be able to gain more muscle.
1. Glutamine: helps recovery, immune function, muscle gain and reduces inflammation in your digestive track so that you can burn fat more effectively.
2. Greens: these help reduce inflammation in your gut also so that you can burn fat more effectively. If you have inflammation in your gut because you don’t eat organic or because you have drank some alcohol or eaten out a lot, no matter what you do , it will be super hard to burn fat and lose weight.
If you don’t know what good ones to get, I found some on amazon that are good quality and good price. Its the ones I use. Here is where you can find them: Glutamine & Greens.
It’s crazy but there is so much to your diet. And most people get so frustrated with their results because they have been exercising but not seeing many changes.
The truth is that you get your biggest bang for your buck with your DIET. And little things like this, like having a protein shake within 5 minutes of your last rep can make a significant difference.
So here is what I’m going to do for you since I’m not sure where you stand with your nutrition.
I am going to give you some NUTRITION TIPS that will make a huge impact on your results, you are going to be so happy if you really apply them.
I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results. Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy, but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download all this information, print it out and keep it in your kitchen. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED.
Taking these 5 foods out of my DIET has made the biggest results in my body than anything else I have done in over 15 years. It’s crazy that after having 2 kids, now I am in better shape than ever.
Well, not too crazy because all of my clients say the same thing, both online clients and the ones I train LIVE. They are all in way better shape now after following my program then ever before.
I want to also share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
I hope you enjoy this yummy protein shake. And if you have any ideas on how we can make this shake better, please comment here or on Facebook.
Here is a great workout for you to try!
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