The best parts of summer for me are the tasty sippin’ solutions to beat the heat.
I grew up with a straw in my mouth. My mother was the old school Diet Coke addict. She'd refill her tumbler at the front of Target, Costco and Sam's Club before she even snagged a cart. I was an aspartame addict before a tween. Obviously now I know aspartame is a neurotoxin that legit penetrates your brain and causes havoc. This can lead to mood disorders, memory issues and mental disease. If that doesn't scare you off the bottle, I don't know what will.
This is kind of where #CCsummersips was born though.
Drinks that are delicious, gut friendly, body benefitting and of course totally instagrammable.
Cuz if you’re not sitting in a pool on an oversized pink flamingo in 106 degree heat, sippin’ on an Orange Dream Smoothie, did you even Summer the heck out of 2018?
If you haven’t yet participated in this years extraordinary warmth, you’re in luck. The current heat wave isn’t showing any signs of relenting, so get to Target, find an inflatable pizza, grab some mineral sunscreen and snag these goodies for your savory poolside sip:
I have two different versions. I did one with a high quality whey protein that has trace amounts of lactose and added digestive enzymes. It doesn't hurt my tummy and no added hormones to jack up my skin and you guys, Daily Indulge is so delicious and tastes like Cold Stone's cake batter! I made sure that the whey came from grass fed New Zealand cows, free of all the added hormones and antibiotics that is normally found in whey as well as adding plant based digestive enzymes to make sure your body can convert the protein into amino acids.
Then I made one with Collagen Peptides for those who don't do whey. This is the perfect combo because your body needs vitamin C in order to make collagen! It's not quite as creamy but it's still soooooo good! Just a dash of vanilla does the trick.
Orange Creamy Collagen
Goods To Get:
- 2 oranges peeled
- 1 banana large, peeled, quartered & frozen
- 1/4-1/2 cup coconut milk
- 15 large ice cubes
- 1 Scoop of Daily Indulge or 2 Scoops of Collagen
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- *Optional 2 teaspoons vanilla
- *Optional added sweetener like this low glycemic agave, monk fruit or organic stevia.
For a super thick smoothie, be sure your banana is completely frozen. Keep your squats and liquids low for added thickness.
Add peeled oranges, frozen banana, ice cubes, your choice of milk (can sub cold pressed orange juice for a sweeter smoothie), whey protein powder or collagen and then add vanilla to a blender. This works best in a high speed blender but not a super big deal.
Blend until the oranges are completely smoothie and the smoothie is thick and creamy
Orange Julius Knock Off
The Orange Dream is the Gut Refreshing anthem for this year’s pool goer. You’ll feel fresh, reinvigorated and ready to romp without feeling bloated in your itty bitty bikini.
The only thing that should be skimpier than your bathing suit are the calories and harmful ingredients you sip when you swim.
I'll be honest, I don't usually drink this in my swimming suit but instead in my car as I'm racing to a morning meeting. That's what I love about smoothies. They're so easy for us girls on-the-go who need real food as fuel but maybe don't have time to even chew. SMH
Share #CCSummerSips with yo friends!
Each week this summer, a new #CCSummerSips recipe will be posted. When you Instagram either my post or your own pic with the recipe or drink, tagged with @chanellecozette & #GutGirlGang you’ll be entered to win a Love Your Gut goodie bag with rootbeer flavored stevia!!
Winners will be announced each Sunday night!
I just love your guts!!
Chanelle Cozette Doyle
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