Super Energizing Smoothie

Super Energizing Smoothie

August 26, 2012

Here’s the recipe, along with shopping suggestions, for the delicious jamocha smoothie I’ve been talking about in class.  For those of you who are familiar with Arby’s jamocha shakes, here’s a different and more nutritious version.  I’ve included a link to the Dr. Oz website for those of you who would like to see it there.

Super Energizer Smoothie 

Ingredients –Makes one serving

1/2 cup cold water  —  this makes a very rich, thick smoothie, and I have begun adding a little more water to stretch it out a bit.

2 scoops of chocolate whey protein powder  —  Whole Foods 365 Brand chocolate whey powder works great.  $10.99

1 tsp granulated coffee  —  I found granulated espresso at Whole Foods.  $4.99 or so.

3-4 frozen strawberries  —  I didn’t have these at first so I substituted a couple of teaspoons of strawberry preserves.

5 ice cubes

500 mg glutamine  —  An amino acid.  I bought the 500 mg capsules (same aisle as the whey protein powder at WF) and empty out the contents.  $10.99 or so.   Other than that, WF stocks jars of powder for around $30 that are 5 grams per scoop (that would be 5000 mg).  I did some research and found out that 5 grams is a perfectly acceptable and average dosage, so next time I’ll purchase this.

Directions:  Pour water into blender and begin mixing on lowest speed. Add 2 scoops of whey protein powder and blend for 10 seconds.   Gradually add ice cubes, frozen fruit, coffee and glutamine and then blend on high speed for 1 minute, until ingredients are completely mixed. Serve cold!