Sooooo another cold run... I know its winter.... get over it... but tonight's run was -20 C with the wind chill. I dressed for the weather...
Safety first.... with the vest.
Besides the temperature there was a build up of snow that added an extra challenging element to the run. And running at night added an additional sensory challenge. It made for a good workout.
So after this run... guess what... I was cold - surprise!
Usually after my harder runs I have a recovery drink. I typically add protein powder and ice cubes... but tonight ice cubes just weren't happening. I was in the mood for hot chocolate.
Remember this hot chocolate?
This wasn't happening - come on people its Thursday night.
I decided to make a warm proteinish drink to warm me up and recover from my run.
So I took these ingredients...
With my favourite chocolate protein powder.
This blends so easily with milk or water. In the summer I typically add 1 cup of almond milk with 3-4 ice cubes and 2 tbsp of this powder and it almost tastes like a milkshake.
and made this...
Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie
1 1/2 cups almond milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Whisk ingredients together over medium heat until warmed through.