Creamy Mango Madness Protein Smoothie

Creamy and packed with mango flavor, this protein smoothie is delicious, refreshing, and tropical!

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 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • Optional: garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes and mango

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

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Benefits of Mango:

  • Rich in vitamin A and E
  • Alkalizes the body
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens immunity

Benefits of Coconut Oil:

  • Improves metabolism
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Contains antimicrobial properties
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Can improve many skin conditions
  • Tip: buy organic, cold-pressed, unrefined, extra-virgin coconut oil

Benefits of Almond Milk:

  • Contains calcium and vitamin D
  • Great for your skin: 1 serving contains 50% of our recommended daily value of vitamin E
  • Low calorie
  • Rich in calcium

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Loaded with iron, calcium, omega 3′s, magnesium, and antioxidants
  • Mineral powerhouse
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Improves health of hair, skin, and nails

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My Boston Cleanse Smoothie Recipes

If you read my post, Detox and the Details of The Boston Cleanse you know by now how the cleanse works and what comes with it! You simply replace 2 meals a day with a cleanse smoothie (adding the cleanse powder & protein) and take the provided supplements. Other than that you are avoiding certain foods and eating clean whole foods.

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My Experience:

  • Smoothie times: With a busy week this week, I decided to make my breakfast and lunch my two smoothie meals (traditionally breakfast and dinner). I brought my lunch smoothie with me in my mason jars!
    • Keep in mind: I wake up very early which helped in having time to experiment and prepare my smoothies. If you’re not typically an early riser, you may want to schedule waking up a bit earlier for the week! I loved experimenting with different ingredients, and definitely had some fails along the road…
  • The eating portion: I am a clean eater in general (I don’t eat gluten, dairy, soy, or refined sugar) so in terms of the eating, I had that basically covered- although I didn’t make ANY paleo treats this week, or eat any Quest Bars!! Meals included wild fish, veggie dishes, spaghetti squash dishes, salads, chicken, lettuce wraps, and grass-fed beef. Note: I generally eat more than 3 meals a day, so I subbed my two smoothies  for breakfast & lunch, had my dinner, and then made sure I had enough snacks with me.
  • What did I miss? COFFEE!!!!!!
  • What I tried to do more of? Drink more water.
  • Results? I feel good. I enjoyed incorporating the smoothies into my daily routine, and being even more strict with my eating (7 days is definitely do-able; now, a little dark chocolate please)! My body feels nourished and definitely energized, even without my coffee- can you tell I am an avid-coffee drinker?
  • Going into the cleanse my goal was not to lose weight, it was to detox and cleanse my body of toxins and feel good. I definitely made sure to eat my prepared snacks as I wasn’t trying lose, and my eating was already cleaned up. If you aren’t a fully ‘clean’ eater (and you are cutting out all the things it says to), your results will be amazing and way more than mine! If you’re looking to hear about results that are more weight-loss-based, see the Boston Cleanse Blog.
  • What to do if you’re traveling? No excuses! I went away for the weekend on the last two days of my cleanse.  With me I brought my protein and cleanse powders, a tiny cooler with frozen berries/frozen bananas, a personal travel blender (not a Vitamix but does the trick and is cheap in price), and single-serve unsweetened vanilla almond milk containers (best new find)!
  • What did I snack on?
    • Organic carrots and salsa
    • A snack-size portion of leftovers (I had Spaghetti Squash Primavera)
    • A serving of fruit/fruit salads
    • Raw almonds
    • Hard-boiled eggs
    • Organic grilled chicken
    • Roasted veggies
    • Israeli salad (finely chopped cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes)

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Now for the recipes…

Not cleansing? No problem! All of these recipes can be made even if you aren’t cleansing. Simply just omit the cleanse powder and sub in your favorite protein powder! Yum!

Protein Smoothies | Lexiscleankitchen.com

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Berry-Banana 

Ingredients:
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

Berry Banana Smoothie | Lexiscleankitchen.com and The Boston Cleanse

Banana Split 
 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

Banana Split Protein Smoothie | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Tropical Island Getaway 
 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 orange, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

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Strawberry Almond

 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup organic frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp organic almond extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

Strawberry Almond Protein Smoothie | Lexiscleankitchen.com #glutenfree #dairyfree #paleo #vegan

Cinnamon Chai Tea Banana

 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 6 oz. cup pre-brewed chai tea, cooled
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 ice cubes
  • Optional: Dash of raw honey or 3 drops liquid stevia
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp organic corn starch, to thicken

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

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Creamy Mango Madness

 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • Optional: garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

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Cherry, Kiwi, and Lime

 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1/2 cup frozen organic cherries
  • 1/2 cup kiwi, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

Cherry, Kiwi, and Lime Protein Smoothie | Lexiscleankitchen.com Cherry, Kiwi, and Lime Protein Smoothie | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Paleo “PB & J”

 Ingredients: 
  • 1 scoop Boston Cleanse Powder (omit if not cleansing)
  • 1 scoop Raw Pea Protein (sub favorite protein powder – I like this Grass-Fed Whey)
  • 1 cup frozen organic mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
  • 1/4 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp raw organic almond butter
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of organic vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Garnish and enjoy!

Paleo "PB & J" Smoothie | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Enjoy!

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Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

My local Whole Foods Market had a sale today… and I love a good sale! $1.99 for Organic Strawberries. That is a serious steal. I decided to stock up and make a batch of my Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. What does this go perfectly with? Oh well… just about everything! On top of your morning oatmeal, spread on some toast, or mixed with almond butter to make a nut butter and jelly dip (oh yeah, that’s happening)… endless possibilities!Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Lexiscleankitchen.com #healthy #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree

Ingredients: (should make 2 containers worth)

  • 5 cups organic strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Rinse strawberries well and cut into pieces
  2. In a bowl, pour honey over strawberries
  3. Mix together and let sit for 20 minutes
  4. Transfer mixture to a pot
  5. Add lemon juice, and lightly smash strawberries with a potato masher
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer
  7. Once simmering for 5 minutes, add chia seeds
  8. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to avoid sticking
  9. Once thick, remove from heat, let cool and store in air-tight containers for up to one week.

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Benefits of Raw Honey:

  • Rich in B vitamins
  • Antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties
  • Promotes body and digestive health
  • Strengthens the immune system

Benefits of Chia Seeds:

  • Loaded with iron, calcium, omega 3′s, magnesium, and antioxidants
  • Mineral powerhouse
  • Natural detoxifier
  • Improves health of hair, skin, and nails

Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Lexiscleankitchen.com #healthy #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree
Chunky Strawberry Chia Seed Jam | Lexiscleankitchen.com #healthy #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree

 

Delicious & Easy Snack Idea:

Paleo “PB & J” Dip:

  • 1 heaping tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 heaping tbsp homemade jam
  • Fruit of choice (I like it with an organic gala apple or a banana)

Paleo PB & J Dip | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Chocolate Dessert Cups

Satisfaction without turning the oven on? Yes, PLEASE. Summer in the city means me loving a no-bake dessert option! Chocolate cups are perfect for a few reasons. Number 1… They are SO beyond easy. Number 2… You can customize and fill them with countless things. And number 3… They look GREAT! You’ll definitely impress your guests with this simple guilt-free treat.Chocolate Dessert Cups | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Ingredients:

Note: If you are just making for yourself, you can melt 1 cup of chocolate and you’ll make just a few cups

Directions:

  1. Melt half of the chocolate in the microwave (or over the stove)
  2. Spoon in one heaping spoonful of chocolate in the center of your silicone cupcake liner
  3. Using your paint brush, brush the chocolate up the sides of the liner (note: leave a good amount of chocolate in the bottom of the liner)
  4. Place cupcake liners in freezer for 15 minutes
  5. Heat the other half of the chocolate
  6. Remove cupcake liners from the freezer
  7. Paint another coat of chocolate onto the cups and place back in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes
  8. Remove and carefully pop out of silicone molds
  9. Serve with your favorite berries and/or mousse 

Chocolate Dessert Cups | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Chocolate Dessert Cups | Lexiscleankitchen.com

 

Red, White, and Vanilla-Berry Protein Milkshake

4th of July festive this morning! Loving the milkshake consistency of this vanilla shake and all the delicious toppings. I started out with a straw then grabbed my spoon! Red, White, and Vanilla-Berry Protein Milkshake | GF, DF, PF, V | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla grass-fed whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 5-10 ice cubes (I used 5 here and loved the consistency)
  • 1 tsp raw organic honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries
  • Optional: Add additional sweetener to taste
  • Optional: Garnish with fresh berries and festive sprinkles

Note: Xanthan gum is used as a thickening agent. It is made from a tiny microorganism called Xanthomonas campestris and is a natural carbohydrate. If you are unsure whether it will be good for you, you can substitute it for other thickening agents such as a frozen banana or other frozen fruits. If you eat dairy, adding cottage cheese or greek yogurt will also thicken up your shakes!

Directions:

  1. Line the bottom of your glass or jar with blueberries
  2. In a high-speed blender, combine almond milk, protein powder, coconut oil, xanthan gum, honey, and ice and blend until smooth
  3. Taste and adjust thickness and sweetness to your liking
  4. Pour over berries, garnish, and enjoy with a straw or a spoon

Red, White, and Vanilla-Berry Protein Milkshake | GF, DF, PF, V | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Red, White, and Vanilla-Berry Protein Milkshake | GF, DF, PF, V | Lexiscleankitchen.com