Friday, May 30, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Wake Me Up...Chocolate Protein Shake!

I don't know about you but....

I'm excited for the sunshine and warm weather that is to come this weekend! (I think summer is almost here!)

Woo hoo!
Bring on the iced coffees!

That said...

Before we dive into the weekend (and #RECIPEFRIDAY)...

Let's recap the week shall we? K :)


Give me a minute so that I can remember how it all started lol (No seriously, I need a minute! hahaha Does that ever happen to you? lol)


Oh yes...

I ran a lot and...

It felt really good to get out there and enjoy the freshness of the air!

Aahhh so fresh.

And I must say...

Cheering on my friends and those runners who took part in Ottawa Race Weekend last Sunday was super motivating...

Vive la folie!
Martin running his first 1/2 marathon race.
Finishing a marathon!


It totally made me want to...

Give my legs a little more mileage! (I'm serious, there' something so inspiring about watching runners run. Racing or not. Although perhaps not me because when I look at my reflection while running, I seriously resemble a duck walking lol)

Insane ;)

Let's just say...

It got me excited to take part in my second half-marathon race in September! (Maybe a marathon one day? I'm considering it although let's put that on the back burner for now hehe)

You now what else is exciting?

That I made my very first Fougasse which...

I had the pleasure of sharing with family and friends!

Brushed with Olive Oil and sprinkled with Oregano and Sea Salt.

I have to admit...

I totally made the Fougasse (unintentionally) seeing that I had some leftover dough...


I didn't quite feel like baking into a loaf! (I felt like doing something a little different!)

I made this Country Loaf the other day.

And you know what...

It turned out great so...

I'm happy I decided to try something I'd never done! (It could have flopped but, you don't learn from what you don't attempt to do right?)

Nom Nom.
(Geez, I haven't said that in a while! lol)

Alright so...

Enough about me...

Let's get to the recipes you've been making and loving this week!

But first...

Please enjoy this wake me up protein shake I've been loving as of late! (I've been trying out different blends, so here's my favourite one thus far!)

Wake Me Up Chocolate Protein Shake

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 1 minute
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein (I used 100% Natural Iso-Protein from North Coast Naturals! They were kind enough to send me a tub among many other things!)
  • 10oz black coffee
  • 2 oz water (or milk)
  • 1/3 banana (optional)
  • 1 packet of NOW vanilla stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbp North Coast Naturals Ultimate Daily Cleanse (a great fibre mix!)
  • 4 ice cubes
  1. Blend ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass and enjoy!
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Okay so now it's your turn...

If you have a recipe you've enjoying...

Share it!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Have a FUbulous weekend everyone!

Questions FU You...

Have you tried anything new this week?
Plans for the weekend?
Have you ever been a spectator at a race? Did it motivate you (more) to run? Or even start running?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


More ways you can CONNECT with ME:


  1. I'm still awaiting the big news that you're opening a bakery.....

  2. Can't wait to try this one. I have chocolate protein and have been trying to figure out what to do with it ;)

  3. Ahh I was just thinking 'I wonder what coffee in a green smoothie would be like' this morning! Now I'll have to give it a whirl - TY!

    1. Let me know how you like it :)

  4. Starbucks is killing me with their Gold card member deals lately. I've been lured in with iced coffees daily!

  5. ahh coffee in a smoothie! the best! and have a great weekend friend. I know you will

  6. i'll bring the coffee, we can make a shake together post run! Sound good?

    1. And...yes!!! Virtual run and post shake fuelling ;)

  7. this looks so tasty. just added coffee to my smoothie yesterday and loved it. giving this one a try next!

  8. Love how the Nike watch 'talks' to you!

    1. Oh my goodness! The watch rocks :)

  9. Oh, coffee in the shake ... hmmmm interesting. I like it! And that feeling of being outdoors is probably why I run so darn much ;-)

  10. when i was drinking coffee, i used to love putting it in smoothies!

  11. I have to try that smoothie! I have yet to do any kind of coffee smoothie and yet I know I would love one. Yay for more miles!

    1. I'm happy to be running again :)

  12. That bread looks so cool... thanks for hosting Recipe Friday! xo

  13. Ahh I love that last puppy picture! Happy Friday!

  14. which half marathon are you doing in Sept?

    1. I'm doing the Army Run Caren :)

  15. :) Good luck to Kiwi eh!

  16. I love how you're perfecting the art of baking. It's an art, but also a science-- this nerdy girl love that combo!

  17. Your shake sounds tasty. I've never thought to add cinnamon but now I will have to try that! What kind of watch do you have? I love the looks of it!

  18. The smoothie sounds awesome! Your baking looks yummy! I bet it smells wonderful while in the oven. Something about fresh baked bread...

  19. I was a spectator at my friend's race Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon and was extremely motivated! I signed up for the half and then sold my bib! LOL.

  20. Not sure why I've never thought of using coffee in my protein shakes... I feel slow now. I drink two shakes a day, and I also have a coffee in the morning and one in the evening. Time to mix them together! =P


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