I’m postpartum, and for sure am still wanting all the snacks and yummy treats!
Which don’t get me wrong…I’m nursing a baby, which means SNACKS ARE A MUST! But I’m also trying to keep them as healthy as possible!
So as a way to fuel my body with good snacks and treats while I’m healing from birthing my sweet baby, and fuel myself to make enough milk to feed him, I’m packing my smoothies FULL of goodness these past 4 weeks!
And I’m having tons of fun with recipes, check out the BIRTHDAY CAKE SMOOTHIE Recipe I shared a few weeks ago!
This time though….COOKIES N’ CREAM!
Made with Cacao Nibs, which if you didn’t know are a POWERHOUSE ingredient! An excellent source of iron and fiber, plus full of protective antioxidants and magnesium!
Make it to drink like a normal smoothie, or do it like I do, and add all the ice for a nice bowl! It’s the PERFECT evening snack to fight off the need for DESSERT! It literally feels like you’re eating a bowl of ice cream!
But did I mention that the Vanilla Salad I put in mine has the same nutrients that comes in 6 salads! Plus so many adaptogenic herbs and vitamins to help your immune system! It’s delish and a must EVERY SINGLE DAY for me!
Here’s the recipe, ENJOY it, and if you make it, make sure to share a picture and tag me! @brittanysuell
COOKIES N’ CREAM SMOOTHIE RECIPE
1 cup almond milk
1 cup ice (or for a bowl, add 2+cups of ice)
1 scoop Vanilla Salad (chat with me about getting this plant based goodness)
1/2 frozen banana
2 TBSP cacao nibs
1 tsp of vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder
1 tsp nut butter
MIX IN YOUR BLENDER, AND TOP WITH CACAO NIBS! If you are making it a bowl, add ice as you go to make it thicker! Your blender may need some help mixing it up if you put a lot of ice, but it will be worth it for that ice cream-like thickness! ENJOY!
*If you are a pregnant or nursing mama like me, just FYI, for added nutrients and fiber, I’ve been adding hemp seeds and/or chia seeds, and unflavored collagen to my smoothies each day! Not necessary if you are using my Vanilla Salad, but I have those ingredients at home, and trying to put as much “MILK-MAKING” fuel in my smoothie bowls as possible for my baby!
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