Caveman Cuisine: Mocado Proteini


While you'll never hear me order a Grande, Non-Fat, no water, 180 Degrees, Tazo® Chai Tea Latte in public, in private, I'm all for fancying things up.

For example, why not sip my green smoothie from a margarita glass?  Who's ever going to know?  (Well, I suppose YOU know, but you'll keep my secret right?)

After taking the time to carefully select ingredients like perfectly ripe Hass avocados, unsweetened cacao powder, pure unflavored whey protein, fresh ginger root, frozen organic vegetables like spinach and broccoli, and bananas harvested from my own neighborhood, it only seems right to make the presentation special too.

In fact, "Choosing to eat food that is both pleasing to you and nourishing to your body by using all your senses to explore, savor and taste" is one of the central tenets of Mindful Eating, a practice that encourages freedom from reactive and abusive food behaviors.

It's all too easy to get caught up in the raging torrent of life.  So remember, treat yourself.  You deserve to drink out of a fancy glass.

Ingredients:

1/2 ripe Hass avocado
2 tsp Hershey's unsweetened cacao powder
1 small banana (or 1/2 of a large one)
1" chunk fresh ginger root
1 cup cold brewed coffee
1 cup frozen organic green vegetables (I used a combination of broccoli and spinach)
1-2 scoops pure unflavored whey protein (optional)
1 cup almond milk
Cold filtered water (as needed)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add more or less water to reach desired consistency.

Serve in a nice glass. Be sure to clear off your table and take a comfortable seat. Slowly enjoy your drink, taking time to breath and relax. Feel free to let go of any worries and concers.
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About Tony Fed

Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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