Sunday, July 11, 2010

Carob energy shake

I have been an avid cyclist for years but I've never been able to find a "safe" recovery drink for replenishing muscles after hard exercise. I need something low glycemic, high in protein, and allergen-free for me. Okay, I guess the words low glycemic and recovery drink are an oxymoron. That's probably why I never been able to find a pre-made, post-exercise beverage.

I decided to create my own post-workout beverage. It tasted more like a dessert to me but it met all my requirements: high protein, low to moderate carbs and tasty. I drank it so fast I didn't have time to snap a photo the first time but I got one the second time around.

Carob Energy Shake


  1. 1 cup alternative dairy beverage (I like unsweetened Tempt hemp milk.)

  2. 1 tsp. raw carob powder

  3. 1-2 T. vegan rice protein powder

  4. 1/2 tsp. guar gum

  5. 1/4 package Silken tofu

  6. 1 tsp. unsweetened sunbutter

  7. 1 cup crushed ice

  8. 10 drops liquid stevia (alcohol-free)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

  2. Pour in a glass and get refreshed and replenished!

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