It’s summertime and we want to look extra lean and lovely, don’t we?
It doesn’t help that the cover models on all of the health, fitness and fashion
magazines I subscribe to, look especially fit and fabulous in their swimsuits
and revealing summer shorts.
Plus, the reflection in the mirror is just not measuring up to my fitness fantasy.
And “Yikes!” my flight to Rio de Janeiro is just 3 weeks away!
So what’s a girl to do?
For me this means increasing the length and intensity of my workouts and
adjusting my diet to boost weight loss.
I have been reading The Virgin Diet Cookbook so I was inspired by some of her
high protein smoothie recipes to create this healthy and delicious, plant-based
“Hot Body, High Protein Vegan Smoothie.
I added RAW Fit Raw Vegan Protein Powder to my fruit and coconut milk base because
it is a USDA Certified Organic, RAW, plant-based vegan high-protein powder that is an easy
way to increase my protein intake.
It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor that mixes great with your favorite food or beverage and
contains RAW, organic and clinically studied ingredients to help you burn fat, maintain healthy
blood sugar, boost your energy, lose weight and look great!
Proteins are the building blocks of our bodies and are necessary for proper growth and to build
and repair tissues.
We use protein to make all enzymes, hormones, and numerous other vital body chemicals such as
hemoglobin in the blood.
They are made up of amino acids which are considered the building blocks of bones, muscles,
cartilage, skin, blood, hair, fingernails, serum albumin, keratin, and collagen
As a vegan, I have been adding hemp powder protein, flaxseeds, and moringa leaf powder to my
smoothies to up the protein and nutritional benefits.
Still, I felt like I needed a bit more protein for this summer weight loss challenge, so I researched
products and chose RAW Fit Raw Vegan Protein Powder in order to:
*Support healthy blood sugar levels and burn fat naturally with the power of Svetol Green
Coffee Bean Extract, RAW Food Created Chromium, Organic Cinnamon, and Organic Sprouted Grains
*Help regulate my cortisol levels and manage stress related cravings with RAW Organic
*Build lean muscle mass, help repair it after work-outs and sustain it on a sensible meal plan
with 28g of RAW certified organic plant protein–a complete protein with 13 organic sprouts and a
biological value of 98.2%!
*Feel full and satisfy hunger with RAW Organic Soluble and Insoluble Fiber from certified
organic grains, seeds, legumes and fruits
*Promote healthy and comfortable digestion and elimination with live probiotics and
I chose a raw source because high heat can denature proteins, reducing their availability to
I also like the fact the this pro produced without any added fillers or carriers (like maltodextrin
which can come from GMO corn), preserving their complete amino acid integrity and whole-food,
Certified Organic, Non-GMO goodness.
Best of all this protein powder is Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free!
Ready for your smoothie?
Let’s get started!
Hot Body, High Protein Vegan Smoothie
1 packet RAW Fit Raw Vegan Protein Powder
2 tablespoons Hemp Protein Powder
2 tablespoons Flaxseed Powder
2 tablespoons Chia Seeds
1 teaspoon Moringa Leaf Powder
1 cup organic Strawberries
1 cup organic Blueberries
10 ounces unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 tablespoon raw Almond Butter
1/2 filtered water or 6 filtered water ice cubes
Add all of the ingredients above to your high-speed blender (I use a VitaMix).
Blend on a high speed until smooth.
Taste your smoothie.
If you need additional sweetness you can add a little organic stevia–liquid or
powder and blend again.
You can thin your smoothie with a little cold, filtered watered, if needed.
Pour your high protein smoothie into a glass or mason jar.
Drink up and enjoy!
This recipe made enough for 3 cups so I drank a glass and refrigerated the balance
in a mason jar to drink a little later.
You can find Raw Fit Vegan Weight Loss Protein in most health food stores or you can
get it online here:
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