Sunday Afternoon Shakes

Sunday seems to be the day of pain as well as the day of rest at the moment. Spending an hour or two grimacing on the foam roller (and tennis balls) seems to be the way of things and psyching myself up for the week ahead.

I’m three weeks into my first ever bulking cycle and I’m getting to grips with eating enough for that. Admittedly, I seem to be utterly hyperactive at times and starving at others, but it’s kinda fun eating a lot.

So recently Sundays have meant two things in terms of eating:

  1. Full cooked breakfast
  2. Too full to eat again ’til dinner.

Now seriously, I don’t have a problem with the former (as I make it and it’s GOOD), if I don’t eat again until dinner then it has to be a big dinner. So I’m giving smoothies another go. 🙂

The other glass in the picture is my husband’s chocolate peanut butter protein shake… clocking in at around 1450 calories. I’m not even going to share that one unless asked…


Chocolate, Berry and Avocado Protein Smoothie
Totals for mix – can serve one or two
537 calories, 51g protein, 25g fat, 35g carbohydrate (including 17g sugar and 19g fibre)


  • 1 small hass avocado
  • 130g frozen mixed berries
  • 50g cherries
  • 25g whey protein (unflavoured or chocolate)
  • 25g soy protein (unflavoured or chocolate)
  • 20g reduced fat cocoa powder
  • 200-300ml water


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve.



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