Super Clean Candy Cane Treat

If there's one word fit, clean eaters associate with the holiday season it has to be temptation. Plates of toffee, candy, cookies and cakes are everywhere. Even the healthy Omega-3 fats found in nuts come coated in chocolate more times than not. So, in the spirit of enjoying physique-friendly classic holiday tastes, we offer the following protein shake recipe:

Candy Cane Platinum Hydrowhey
Pour 12 ounces of cold water into a glass or shaker cup. Add one scoop of Velocity Vanilla flavored Platinum Hydrowhey along with a teaspoon of Pure Peppermint Extract. Stir with a spoon or shake in closed cup until thoroughly mixed. Enjoy first thing in the morning, pre- and/or post-workout.

The Bigger Picture: Along with 30 grams of pure hydrolyzed whey protein isolates and 8.8 grams of muscle-building BCAAs, the Peppermint Extract can help soothe a scratchy throat, considered a fairly common affliction during the cold winter months. Its addition does not change the nutrient profile of Platinum Hydrowhey in any significant way. Look for more clean eating holiday recipes all this week. There's even more at OptimumSmoothie.com.
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