Chocolate Mocha Tigernut Smoothie
I've gotten back into running lately and have been relying on protein-packed smoothies and shakes to get me through tough afternoons. Especially since its been so HOT in So Cal lately. What happened to Spring, huh?! Anyway, I need something that'll give me good fats, protein, and plenty of energy and THIS smoothie has it all. Plus CHOCOLATE!
We first tried tiger nuts a few months ago in our VeganCuts Box and then got a bigger bag when we made friends with the gals at the TigerNut Raw Snack booth at Expo West. They made theirs into strawberry milk- which was AMAZING- and inspired us to start sipping on 'em too! Tiger nuts, despite their name, are actually a tuber and are packed with 'energy content', meaning lots of starch, sugar, fat and protein in these wrinkly little guys. Plus they're high in potassium + phosphorous. Perfect for a pre-run snack! But when paired with MRM's creamy, dreamy Chocolate Mocha Veggie Elite Protein Powder, it makes your pre-run snack the best part of your day. MRM is a complete pea and brown rice based protein powder with 24 grams of protein in each 8 ounce serving. It is 100% FREE of GMO's, soy, artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, and chalkiness. MRM is formulated to helps provide both essential & nonessential amino acids necessary for performance, recovery and repair to support lean tissue and a healthy body weight. And it tastes AMAZING! I loved the nutty, rich flavor of this shake. The touch of mocha just makes it taste decadent- kind of like giving yourself a little treat before you sweat your buns off. It's a delicious pairing. Let's whip out those blenders!
12 oz dairy-free milk
1 banana, frozen OR fresh
1/4 cup tiger nuts (or use what you have on hand)
1-2 scoops MRM Chocolate Mocha Veggie Elite Protein Powder
2 cups ice
optional add-in ideas:
shot of cold brew coffee
Blend it all up in a high speed blender until completely combined. Add more milk as necessary. Makes 1 large smoothie. Enjoy!
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