MEXICAN CHOCOLATE SHAKE
Take your plain chocolate shake next level by adding powerful spices. Not only do the cinnamon and chili add an exotic flavor but they also have some weight-loss benefits, helping to stabilize blood sugar and reduce cravings, Zinczenko says.
Recipe: Blend 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 banana, 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil, 1 scoop chocolate plant-based protein powder, and ice.
Nutrition facts: 296 calories, 39g carbohydrates, 30g protein, 11g fat
HOT CHILLY SUPERFOOD SHAKE
Need a quick pick-me-up? This shake, from Zinczenko, will jolt you awake while also giving you a healthy dose of antioxidants in the fruit, veggies, and spices. The healthy fats in the avocado will help keep you full. Lemon juice will quell hunger pangs and ginger can improve digestion, he adds.
Recipe: Blend 1/2 cup milk of your choice, 1 cup chopped kale leaves, 1/2 small cucumber, 1/2 avocado, 1 chopped nectarine or peach, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2-inch slice of peeled ginger, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 10 ice cubes.
Nutrition facts: 240 calories, 17g carbohydrates, 24g protein, 9g fat