When I came back from Cuba, I was unbelievably bloated and literally felt like I had gained 10 pounds.

10 pounds in one week is A LOT!

Now, I don’t know whether I had really gained that much, as I refused to step on the scale to find out. All I know is I’d *ahem* let loose while I was there and my body had suffered the consequences. Big time. One can’t go having Pina Coladas and Mojitos, and Margaritas, and Cappuccinos and tons of sweet cakes and cookies every day without paying some kind of price.

In short, I needed to give my body a rest and eat light for a couple of weeks.

So I swapped my usual morning cereal, my precious habitual overnight oats, for all kinds of these:

While I really do miss my precious oats, I must admit that I’ve had a lot of fun playing with all sorts of different kinds of smoothie combinations. Protein shakes for breakfast and snacks are certainly in order at for the moment, so I think I will keep doing that for a couple more weeks. It’s only too bad that I tend to make them in the morning just before I leave for work and don’t really have time to take decent pictures.

I’ll have to change that and make a few on the week-end also. Maybe make them in advance, why not? That way I can share with you all.

At any rate, I expect there will be more coming soon, because IΒ  I have a few in mind already that I want to experiment with, namely Drinkable Apple Pie, Drinkable Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread Cookie, Green Melon Mint Bubble Tea Monster, Orange Julep and Chocolate Hazelnut, to name a few.

I’m not sure I’ll manage to make and photograph all of those in the next few weeks, but I sure will try my darnest.

Hey, maybe I’ll have to open a Smoothie Factory. Or have a little smoothie stand in front of my house, like kids do… Sell my smoothies for 25Β’ a piece! πŸ˜‰

Alright, that’s enough silliness for one night! Let’s move on to the recipes, shall we?

Here are some of the smoothies that I’ve been enjoying in the last week.

MANGO “GREEN MONSTER”

INGREDIENTS
Serves 1

  • Β½ fresh mango
  • 75g fresh baby spinach
  • Β½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla flavored whey protein

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to serving glass and garnish with a few mint leaves and mango slices.

 

MANGO/RASPBERRY FROZEN SMOOTHIE

INGREDIENTS
Serves 1

  • Β½ fresh mango
  • 150g frozen raspberries
  • Β½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla flavored whey protein

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to serving glass and garnish with a few mint leaves and raspberries.

 

 

BLACK CHERRY WHEYLESS PROTEIN SHAKE

INGREDIENTS
Serves 1

  • Β½ cup egg whites
  • 150g fresh cherries
  • Β½ banana
  • Β½ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ΒΌ cup 0% fat Greek yogurt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a mixing bowl or mixer, whisk the egg whites to until foamy and stiff in consistency; set aside. Reserve a dollop to garnish, if desired.
  2. Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients to your food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Fold into foamy egg whites and delicately mix until well combined.
  4. Transfer to serving glass and garnish with reserved egg white “meringue”, a whole cherry and a few mint leaves.