This creamy, protein-packed smoothie is made with rich dark chocolate, juicy orange and a pinch of cinnamon.
Today is a very special day because my sweet and talented friend Alyssa from Everyday Maven is expecting a second baby! If you’re not familiar with Alyssa’s blog, you will quickly see why I love it so much. From Chinese Inspired Pot Roast to Honey Turmeric Wings to Slow Cooker Chicken Stock and much, much more – Alyssa’s food is clean, mostly paleo and 100% flavor-packed.
I am honored to be co-hosting today’s shower with the equally beautiful and talented Faith. When picking a theme, we asked our friends to create gluten/grain free recipes that are ideal for a busy mama to make.
You all know I’m a huge fan of smoothies but they truly are the ideal meal for a new mom or a new mom the second time around for several reasons:
- Meal-In-A-Glass: In one glass, you can get a hefty serving of protein, carbs, fiber, calcium and many more vitamin and nutrients.
- Quick to Prepare: Smoothies take about 5 minutes to make. Which is good because that’s about all the time new babies allow.
- Ideal for Leisurely Sipping: When you’re home with babies and toddlers, meal time rarely goes without interuptions. Unlike a fried egg, smoothies can be left alone for 10-15 minutes to change a diaper or calm a melting down threenager.
Alyssa, congratulations on your new addition!! I am so excited for you and your family to welcome your newest bundle of joy!!!
Chocolate Orange Protein Smoothie
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
Be sure to visit all of the other fast and healthy recipes created for Allysa’s shower!
Slow Cooker Red Wine Pot Roast from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Slow Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew from girlichef
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Arugula from Virtually Homemade
Roast Chicken Ratatouille from An Edible Mosaic
Arugula Chimichurri over Roasted or Grilled Salmon from Karista’s Kitchen
Spiced Honey Nut and Seed Snack Mix from Fake Food Free
Charred Brussel Sprout, Bacon, and Toasted Sesame Guacamole from Baker by Nature
Quick and Easy Cucumber Bites, Three Ways from Hip Foodie Mom