Pescatarian for Four Years, This Is How I Get My Protein

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kura and Latina Bloggers Connect; all opinions expressed are my own. 

February of 2016, I reached my four years as a pescatarian. This basically means that I’ve followed a meat-less diet for the past few years, excluding fish (I occasionally eat fish). A latina, I think my family’s biggest worry about me changing my diet to what it is, was that I’d either get sick or starve myself daily. In all honesty, I am healthier now and I feel better than I did in my earlier 20s, all thanks to my fitness routine and diet.

Now, if you follow me on Snapchat (ladyjo), you have a pretty good idea as to how I start my day and what routine looks like. Every morning, I introduce my 5am snap (at times, 6am) followed by a workout recap, “Spinning was amazing!”. Within the next 30-40 minutes, I get my dose of protein to replenish my body and get me energized. This is super important to me; if I don’t eat right or enough after a workout, it will affect my body and mind for the remainder of the day.

My alternative? When I don’t have a chance to dedicate 20+ minutes to making myself a well-balanced breakfast and sit for another 15+ minutes to enjoy it; I have a protein shake. I’ve developed a recipe that works for me; it’s quick enough, healthy, and adds a little extra boost of energy to get my day going. I call it the “Jo on-the-go protein shake recipe,” and below I share the ingredients you will need and the time it will take you to make.

Ingredients - Recipe

What you will need:

  • 3 (or 4) strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 sachet (or 2 scoops) of Kura chocolate smoothie powder

How much time will it take you?

  • 5-7 minutes

Preparation:

  • Place ingredients into a blender. Based on preference, feel free to add more ice or strawberries to your smoothie. Blend until creamy. Enjoy!

I choose to add water instead of milk (eliminates calories and I prefer the taste). I also add chia seeds to add extra protein; chia seeds are rich in fiber and antioxidants, as well as essential minerals like calcium and iron. Kura is my go-to for protein because it’s GMO and gluten-free, it is full of 4B probiotics, 26 vitamins and minerals, omega 3s, and antioxidants. Also, a major plus for me is that it’s grass-fed dairy protein.

Now, in honor of me reaching my four years as a pescatarian, I invite you to try the “Jo on-the-go recipe” and give Kura protein a shot. Here’s a code (KURAKURA) to get you $5 off your first purchase on Amazon; deal valid until 4/30. If you have any other questions or stories to share, I’d love hear them! Shoot me a tweet or comment below.

XOXO, Jo

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kura. The opinions and text are all mine.