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The Brazier Vegan Chocolate Shake. When I spoke to professional triathlete Brendan Brazier, he said that one of his readers was so inspired by the Thrive Diet (a vegan, mostly raw nutrition plan) that the reader opened a juice and smoothie bar dedicated to Brendan's book Thrive.

The Brazier Vegan Chocolate Shake

Brendan added, "He's actually made my original smoothie recipes even better. " In his latest book, Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health ($13), Brendan has included a few revamped smoothie recipes courtesy of his fan back at Thrive Juice Bar. I decided to make "The Brazier," which is essentially a healthy chocolate shake.

For the vanilla vegan gelato, I used So Delicious Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk ice cream with no sugar added. The recipe is not overly sweet, and I think the shake would be a great post-workout drink or a dessert substitute for adults and kids alike. Tell me what you think after you make your own Brazier smoothie. Ingredients Directions Makes 2 cups Information Category Smoothies, Drinks. Snack Attack: Almond Berry Banana Yogurt Smoothie. Take advantage of Summer's crazy-cheap strawberries and blueberries and stock up so you can make this deliciously smooth yogurt smoothie.

Snack Attack: Almond Berry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

The fruit adds natural sweetness, and the yogurt makes it rich and creamy. The almonds add healthy fats, fiber, and protein to keep you full, and with a good blender, you won't even notice that they're there. For just over 350 calories, 9.2 grams of fiber, and 15 grams of protein, this makes a delicious and filling breakfast smoothie to enjoy if you're trying to lose weight.

Notes If you use frozen fruit, you can skip the ice cubes. Ingredients 4 large strawberries 1/2 banana 1/2 cup blueberries 3 ounces soy yogurt 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 12 raw almonds 3 ice cubes Directions Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Source: Calorie Count Information Category Drinks, Smoothies Yield 1 serving Cook Time 5 minutes Nutrition Calories per serving POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women.

Recipe For Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie. If you're looking for a sweet treat, but don't want to sabotage your healthy goals with a high-calorie chocolate goodie, here's a recipe that's sure to satisfy your cocoa cravings.

Recipe For Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Made with chocolate soy milk, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt, this smoothie is full of protein, and the banana and strawberries add fiber and a hint of sweetness. Ready to indulge? Then keep reading. Ingredients 10 large strawberries 2 small bananas (fresh or frozen) 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt 1 cup chocolate soy milk 1 tablespoon peanut butter Directions Cut the tops off the strawberries.Slice the bananas, and save four slices (to be used as garnish).Place the strawberries, banana, yogurt, chocolate soy milk, and peanut butter in a blender or food processor.

Information Category. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 2010-10-19 10:00:17. Detox Breakfast. The little cranberry, such an under appreciated fruit.

Detox Breakfast

For years cranberry juice has been thought to reduce or eliminate urinary tract infections, but now more recent studies have also linked this tiny tart goodie with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits along with benefits in fighting heart disease and cancer. Reacquaint yourself with cranberries in this yummy Holiday Cranberry Smoothie. Serving Size: 1, 16 ounces (~300 calories per serving) Ingredients * 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries * 2 cups water * 1 1/2 cups almond milk (I like the Blue Diamond brand, Original flavor) * 1/4 cup cashews (give the raw ones a try) * 1/8th TEAspoon Stevia * 4 ice cubes Directions For complete directions visit

I Can’t Believe it’s Not a MILKSHAKE! I love protein shakes because I feel like I’m having a milkshake!

I Can’t Believe it’s Not a MILKSHAKE!

I like my shakes so thick that I have to eat them with a spoon, and sometimes I even add toppings. Protein shakes are an easy healthy breakfast that is ready in five minutes or less. They are delicious and I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like the creamy “milkshake-like” texture of my protein shakes. Check out my how-to video located on the right!