It’s May! We made it! I’m reasonably sure that for most of us, there is no snow in the immediate forecast. I think that’s cause to celebrate.
Tomorrow, as you know, is Cinco de Mayo. (Tell the truth: do you know what’s celebrated on this day? I’ll ‘fess up and say I was not terribly aware, so I looked it up. Fascinating!) And the good folks at Premier Protein sent me a festive recipe to share with you! It’s been a while since I’ve done a “recipe remake”post, but essentially that’s where I take an existing recipe and show you how I would change it to make it work better for weight loss surgery post-ops. So, let’s get to it.
Let’s start with the recipe as Premier sent it to me:
Now I want to start by saying this recipe, in and of itself, isn’t bad. It’s got several servings of fruit along with protein. For someone who has not had weight-loss surgery, this recipe would be a great alternative to the oversized alcoholic beverages typically served on Cinco de Mayo.
For us? This shake might be challenging because of the levels of sugar. Let me be clear: there is nothing wrong with eating fresh fruit! But depending on your surgery type, combining multiple sources of sugar (even natural sugar) may be problematic. Only you know how your body works.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a delicious Cinco de Mayo shake. That just means we have to to play with our food!
Interestingly, as soon as I saw this recipe, I thought of my Tropical Sunrise Smoothie. It’s essentially the same concept (with a few different ingredients). Here’s the original recipe but I thought there was even room to play with my version. So below is the updated recipe!
And for more protein shake recipes than you can shake a stick at…
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