In case you haven't seen a calendar recently, it's January and for some summer is the last thing on their mind, and at this point, they see two roads:
1.) Continue with eating an excess of calories and call it a "bulk"
2.) Create a plan for attainable results within the next few weeks
So you start an eating plan, but what commonly goes wrong here is you place foods in categories of healthy and unhealthy, and the so-called "healthy foods" are often "home grown" sugar goliaths. For example, a smoothie at a popular local juice joint could set you back 510 calories with 472 of those coming from sugar. This has more calories than an egg McMuffin with sausage and a diet coke. If you want a "liquid breakfast" it's good to know what's in your cup. Our ModernPROTEIN Summertime Smoothie is packed with 53g of protein and will keep you satisfied for at least a few hours.
- 2 Scoops of USPlabs Vanilla Ice Cream ModernPROTEIN™
- 1 Medium (3-4 inches in diameter) Apple (remove core and chop)
- 3-4 Medium Fresh Strawberries
- 1/3 Cup Non-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1/3 Cup Ice Cubes
Combine all ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. Enjoy!
- - If you don’t have a measuring cup, 1/3 of a cup is approximately 2 ModernPROTEIN scoops.
- - To lower calories, use low-sugar or no sugar added almond milk instead of coconut milk.
- - This is a great recipe to sneak veggies into your diet. A quarter cup of broccoli, spinach, kale or peas could all be added without much of any flavor change.
Calories - 442 kcal
Fat - 8g
Carbs - 31g
Protein - 53g
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