Friday, May 19, 2017

Protein Packed Raspberry Mango Smoothie

For the past 6 months, I have been occasionally complaining about writing and sharing recipes inspired by the mysterious eye pain that has been plaguing my left eye. This black eye, punched-in-the-face-feeling is something that I wake up with, coexist with and only feel relief from upon loosing consciousness every night. As I have written in the past, I have started introducing elements of an anti-inflammatory diet into my life as much as possible. After countless (14) visits to my eye doctor, primary, and several other useless highly qualified specialists, I decided to take my journey on an alternate path and pursue acupuncture.  (You're probably asking what this has to do with a smoothie recipe, hold on just a minute, I'm almost there). Upon meeting this doctor, she reminded me the importance of protein in our diets to help our muscles perform properly. Alas, my Protein Packed Raspberry-Mango Smoothie was born. Not only rich in protein (talk about 88% DV) but also ingredients like raspberry, almond milk, spirulina and turmeric which are recommended for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Now let's blend, biotches!

Protein Packed Raspberry Mango Smoothie

Takes , Serves 1.


  • 1/2 cup Frozen Mango
  • 3/4 cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt - leave this out for dairy free, sub in some ice for a thicker smoothie
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seed
  • 1 tsp Spirulina
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 scoop Unflavored Protein Powder
  • Instructions

    1. Combine all ingredients, except chia seeds, in blender.
    2. Blend on high until smooth.
    3. Stir in chia seeds. Let smoothie sit for 5-10 minutes for chia seeds to bloom.
    4. Sip and enjoy!