How to Make Easy DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe at Home

How to Make Easy DIY Hand Sanitizer Gel Recipe at Home

Having a hard time finding hand sanitizer at the store? You’re not the only one! This is a picture of the toilet paper/paper towel/cleaning empty shelves from my local Target last night:

Crazy, right?!

So we all know that washing your hands for 20+ seconds with soap and hot water is the best option, but it’s great to have hand sanitizer on hand in a pinch and in between washes, especially during cold and flu season or, ya know, in the midst of a pandemic 😬.

And while there is a lot of advice on how to make DIY Hand Sanitizer recipes online, not all of them are in the proper proportions or have the proper ingredients to be effective! (Scroll below the recipes to see tips on the effectiveness of DIY hand sanitizers).

How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer at Home

With that in mind, here are a couple of simple DIY hand sanitizer recipes that I love (and that have the proper ratio of ingredients):

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe Using Detox Gelee (from Arbonne)

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INGREDIENTS:

💦2/3 cup 99% Rubbing Alcohol
🌱1/3 cup Arbonne Rescue & Renew Detox Gelee (buy it here)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine ingredients into a measuring cup with a pour spout.
  2. Whisk with fork or small whisk.
  3. Pour into squeezable travel containers and give it a good shake.

That’s it! Took me less than 5 minutes to make. I found these little containers at Target for about $1 each, but they have some similar on Amazon as well.

This recipe is my favorite because the Detox Gelee is similar to Aloe Vera gel in that it soothes your hands, but doesn’t leave your hands feeling sticky (Aloe does). Plus, I’m kinda obsessed with this Detox Gelee because:

  1. It’s Arbonne (they ban over 2,000 harmful ingredients, are non-toxic, cruelty-free and botanically-based), and
  2. It’s made with beneficial botanicals that help with detoxification (dandelion extract, turmeric, ginger root). Plus, you don’t need to add any essential oils because the Gelee has essential oils in it already 🙌

DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe using Aloe Vera Gel (from Farmasi)

how to make diy hand sanitizer with aloe vera gel

If you’re looking for an Aloe Vera DIY hand sanitizer recipe, this one is great! It’s also friendlier on the budget than the Arbonne recipe above, and still uses products from a clean brand that adheres to European Standards.

INGREDIENTS:

💦2/3 cup 99% Rubbing Alcohol (the image above shows 91% or higher rubbing alcohol, but it should really be 99% for max effectiveness)
🌱1/3 cup Dr. C Tuna Aloe Gel form Farmasi (buy it here)
💧5 drops Dr. C Tuna Tea Tree Oil Serum from Farmasi (buy it here)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine ingredients into a measuring cup with a pour spout.
  2. Whisk with fork or small whisk.
  3. Pour into squeezable travel containers and give it a good shake.

Easy-peasy! Still less than 5 minutes to make and just with the added ingredient of the Tea Tree Oil. And yes, you can pick up aloe vera gel and tea tree oil almost anywhere, but I love that Farmasi is a clean product and also super affordable, which is a hard combo to find!!

(You can read more about how to buy Farmasi products here on my blog post (plus how to get it at half off) or just click the links above to buy online.

How Much Alcohol Is Needed to Kill Germs and Be Effective as a DIY Hand Sanitizer?

Quick Answer: At least 60% alcohol content is needed to be an effective germ-killer (see this article on NYTimes for deets from the CDC)

Longer Answer: If you’re going to just pour alcohol straight from the bottle onto your hands, 60% concentration is fine. But that would be extremely drying to your hands and they’d get pretty uncomfortable pretty fast. This is why the recipes above mix the alcohol with a soothing agent, such as detox gelee or aloe vera. So when mixing with an additional ingredient, you need to make sure the alcohol content stays at a total of at least 60%, which is why you need a higher percentage of concentration. If the math hurts your head too much, don’t worry, I’ve done it for you and the recipes above are good to go!

Is Witch Hazel Effective as a Hand Sanitizer?

In short: NO. You might see some DIY hand sanitizer recipes floating around the internet that use witch hazel instead of alcohol. It’s not as harsh so some people like to use that instead, but they shouldn’t.

Here’s an excerpt from an article on Prevention.com:

“Witch hazel is an astringent, which means it’s has chemical compounds that shrink or constrict body tissues. But as for its ability to kill germs, doctors who specialize in infectious diseases say it’s not reliable. “There is no confirmatory evidence that witch hazel is effective as an antiseptic,” says infectious disease expert Amesh A. Adalja, M.D.”

How About You?

Do you have a favorite DIY Hand Sanitizer recipe? Please share it in the comments below! Did you find this article helpful? Please share it on Pinterest or Facebook!

Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Review (plus details)

Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Review (plus details)

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The Arbonne 30 Day Cleanse: Detox vs. Dieting

How many times have you committed to losing weight in the past? How many times have you failed? If the number is higher than you’d like to admit, you’re not alone.

In fact, statistically speaking, most people who try to lose weight, fail… or quickly gain the weight back.

But it’s not because you chose the “wrong diet”. It’s because the way you’re thinking about food and healthy eating is wrong.

Here’s what I mean: When you approach losing weight as a one-time event, or “diet”, then you will be much less likely to lose a significant amount of weight because if you don’t see dramatic results right away, you’ll lose motivation and quit. And even if you are successful in losing the weight, you’re more likely to put it back on once your diet is “over”.

In order to truly lose weight and become one of those “healthy people” for good, you need to shift your mindset and habits. And this is where the power of the Arbonne 30 Day Cleanse comes in.

Yes, it’s a timebound 30-day program, but within that 30 days you cleanse and detox your body, learn what foods truly feed and nourish your body (and which don’t), and get into a healthy, predictable and easy daily eating routine.

You WILL see dramatic results after those first 30 days – typically between 9 and 18 pounds – but the real power comes in the fact that you have now re-trained your body on how to eat and think about food. This means you can carry this knowledge and new healthy habits with you into your next 30 days… and the rest of your life.

Take a peek at this short video to see why you’ve been looking at food all wrong.

After I did my first 30 days, it’s crazy but I didn’t even WANT sweets. I didn’t crave sugary, fried or carb-heavy food AT ALL. And if you know me personally, then you know that’s a REALLY BIG DEAL!

It’s like I had turned into one of those “healthy people” I always admired but never thought I could be.

The meal replacement shakes are delicious, the energy fizzies are mid-day lifesavers, and the overall nutrition program makes it SO EASY to eat healthy and nutritious throughout the day. And as a busy mom of 4 young kids, if anything is going to work, it has to be easy.

It’s so easy that people who go through to program affectionately call it the “Easy Button” to losing weight and getting healthy.

One of the best parts of the Arbonne 30 Day Cleanse program is that we do this in community so that we’re not alone. And then we serve others by passing it on which keeps us accountable for the long term and allows us to help more and more and more people like you.

Here’s what a sample day will look like:

Is This Program Right For Me?

The Arbonne 30 Day Healthy Eating Program is not a diet and so can be applied to many different lifestyles to produce significant and lasting results. If any of this sounds like you, this program can help!

  • You experience fatigue, foggy thinking, poor sleep, poor digestion or excess weight.
  • You want to lose weight in a healthy way.
  • You want to improve your mood and mental clarity.
  • You want to improve your skin health, clarity and brightness.
  • You’re an athlete and want to increase performance, strength, energy, and muscle definition.
  • You want to uncover food sensitivities.
  • You want to optimize your health.

What It Is

  • A 30-day whole foods clean eating program.
  • A system to equip you with the tools & knowledge to implement life-long health.
  • A rest for the liver and kidneys to maximize function.
  • An elimination program to help uncover food sensitivities.
  • A weight loss jumpstart.

What It Isn't

  • NOT a deprivation diet or fast
  • NOT a liquid diet
  • NOT Keto, Atkins, South Beach or any other “fad” diet out there
  • NOT a quick-fix to just lose a few pounds
  • NOT a program to get you “hooked” on the products. Continue using them or transition to clean eating on your own at any time!

What Will I Have To Do?

  • Plan to eat about every 4 hours, replacing 2 meals with the delicious protein shakes (provided)
  • Eliminate 8 of the most allergenic/toxic/addictive ingredients from your diet (I have a list for ya).
  • Proportion your 1 “lean & green” meal to optimize nutrient density to fuel your body optimally (I have a cheat sheet guide for you)
  • Use the supplemental products to help cleanse your body and support energy (provided)
  • You can join our private Facebook group for education, coaching, recipes and daily inspiration (optional)

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Why Do You Use Supplements?

Most of us are too busy to make 3-4 perfect meals each day. The supplements in the Arbonne 30 Day Cleanse program is the “Easy Button” (or “healthy fast food”) to make sure you’re getting the proper nutrients in the proper proportions at each meal while you’re still learning. These supplements are what make the program do-able for most of us and give us the greatest chance of success reaching our goals.

What Happens After 30 Days?

After the 30 days you can choose to:

  • Continue with another complete healthy living nutrition set if you have more weight to lose
  • Continue healthy living using the 80-20 rule and just your favorite Arbonne products. For example, the protein, energy fizzies and detox tea have become staples in my pantry and I always have them on hand.
  • Do your own thing entirely! Now that you have the knowledge and healthy habits in place, you can choose to make all your own meals accordingly, with or without Arbonne products. (Remember, the Arbonne products make it easy to get and stay healthy, but you can also do it on your own using healthy foods and sticking to an 80-20 approach to eating.)

What Results Can I Expect?

The average weight loss  on the Arbonne Healthy Living Program is 8-14 lbs for women, and 12-20 for men (I lost 10 pounds and my little sis lost 15, as a personal example). Here are a few of these before & afters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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50 lbs down between these pictures!!! 😮 My face and legs may be half the size, but my self-confidence and self-love have more than tripled since finding #arbonne30daystohealthyliving 💕 The picture on the left was taken on New Years Eve last year and it’s so shocking to see how different I look almost a year later. This program doesn’t just work – it changed my LIFE 🙌🏻 I no longer feel the need to hide in baggy clothes. I no longer feel insecure in my own skin. I no longer feel trapped in a body that didn’t feel like my own. #Arbonne30 gave me the tools to become the healthiest and happiest version of myself, and for that I will be forever grateful. Want to know more? Just ask ❤️ A post shared by Mandy – Arbonne Area Manager 💚 (@deter_mand) on

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I have been on my weight loss journey for over a year now, and I have found that the hardest obstacle for me isn’t showing up to the gym, but more of what I was eating. With the internet being so accessible, it made it hard for me to sift through the “junk” nutrition information that is online. This is why I am so excited to share Arbonne with all of you. This company really gives you the tools to help you live a healthy lifestyle and escape the fad diet cycle! I am going to go live on Instagram with @apunchofleopard Wednesday, December 19th @ 6:00pm CST! Join me to learn more about this awesome company 😀 Special appearance by Mr. Bailey 🐶 • • • #arbonne #arbonne30daystohealthyliving #arbonne30 #arbonneconsultant #arbonnelife💚 #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightloss #wls #wlscommunity #wlstransformation #wlsjourney #wlsbeforeandafter #wlssupport #otf #orangetheoryfitness #keepburning #nofaddiets #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #healthylifestyle #sanantonio #goals #newyearresolution #newyeargoals #resolution2019 #newyearnewme

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Bragging about my friend Maridee. She called me in March 2018 to let me know she’s ready to take charge of her life, her weight. She’s been on the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living Plan since. The picture on the the right was taken early December. It’s a sustainable plant based, non GMO, no whey/soy, lactose/gluten free program! She has lost an average 10-12lbs per month. If you’re on the sidelines thinking of losing weight or just want to get a jumpstart on being healthy…give this a try. 45day money back guarantee. ivy.losey@aol.com #arbonne #arbonne30daystohealthyliving #plantbased #nothingtolosebutweight A post shared by Ivy Losey (@ivylosey) on

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The first picture was me as a size 16, on the verge of 18. The pants I’m wearing now are a size 8, but depending on where I shop it can range anywhere from 6-10 which is weird and also why shopping by size doesn’t bother me anymore! I’m 5’10, nearly 6’1-6’2 when I wear heels 👠 If you wait around for motivation, you will never do it…because you will never feel like doing it. You just have to do it. Motivation is stupid. Discipline is the key, along with being disciplined enough to eat a piece of cake. It’s balance! ⚖️ As I’m making my shake right now with the fiber, the shot of greens, putting a digestion plus on my tongue and hopping into bed after with a detox tea, I am so thankful for the eduction I have been taught to maintain this lifestyle forever. I am also incredibly thankful for the whole journey, the ups and downs and even the days where I felt so lost and really just wanted to give up and eat my feelings. I see lots of comments about myself through my weight loss video that goes around quite often and NO I have never had plastic surgery, NO I did not lose weight because of society, and NO I was not prettier before. Gosh the list goes on and on of the misconceptions and conspiracies that I have heard, it makes me laugh😂😂 I’m just me, I just wanted to be healthy so I could live a really great life without shortness of breath and so that I could get my BMI under control. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel better in your own skin and to treat your body with love…whatever that means for you! Tomorrow you will wish you had started today. Stop wishing, just do it! 💥

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Arbonne Rose Champagne Fizz Sticks (this is not a drill)

Arbonne Rose Champagne Fizz Sticks (this is not a drill)

Arbonne Giveaways!

Do You 💚 Arbonne? Come join our private Facebook Group, Healthy Glow Getters, where we do Arbonne giveaways, promos, share health & beauty tips, and all things #ArbonneLife! (Be sure to tag me, Candis Hidalgo, in the Welcome Post to get a $10 credit with your first order from me!).

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Oh hey there. Quick question… Do you ❤️ Rosé?

rose all day arbonne champagne fizz sticks

Do you ❤️ your Arbonne energy fizzies?

It’s ok, I already know the answer. Which is why I KNOW you’re going to ❤️ what’s coming in less than 7 days (it’s heeeere!!)…

Yup, Arbonne Rosé Champagne Fizz Sticks are a real thing you guys!

Hint: If you buy 3 boxes or more, you get free shipping PLUS free gift if you’re a Preferred Client 😉

In celebration of Arbonne’s 40th birthday, they came out with this limited edition flavor and they’re dropping next Wednesday, January 15.

Do you remember what happened last time Arbonne released a limited edition flavor of fizzies? We crashed the website because there were too many people trying to buy them at once and they sold out completely within 3 days.

And that was for a blood orange flavor. Which was awesome, but ya know, not freaking Rosé Champagne flavored.

When our team leader made the announcement in our group chat, we almost had a collective heart attack:

arbonne rose fizzies

LOL, yeah we’re a little obsessed and a tad excited over here in Arbonne-land 🤣

Ok sooo… how do you get ’em before they’re gone?? There are 2 ways:

1. Head to the website first thing Wednesday morning and click as fast as you can.

2. Drop a comment on this post ASAP to let me know you want to get on my pre-order list. Just let me know how many boxes you want and I’ll do the clicking for you and will make sure you don’t miss out.

So tell me… what’s your favorite Fizz flavor? Are you excited to try the new Rosé Champagne fizzies?

Hope you’re having a great week, and until next time, #fizzresponsibly!

Chat soon,

candis hidalgo smartmomblogger

Hint: If you stumble across this post and the Rosé Champagne Fizz Sticks are already sold out, grab a box of the Pomegranate or Citrus flavored… they’re always in stock and always delish 😋.

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Arbonne Holiday Line 2019 I Want It All Set Revealed

Arbonne Holiday Line 2019 I Want It All Set Revealed

Arbonne Giveaways!

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LIMITED TIME ARBONNE HOLIDAY SALE:

The ENTIRE 2019 Arbonne Holiday Line is 20% off (while supplies last)! Shop here and save >>>

Arbonne Holiday Line 2019 – I Want It All Set Unboxing!

You GUYS!! This year’s Arbonne Holiday Line is BOMB. Gift sets for him (dad, coach, buddy, brother…), her (mom, bestie, sis, teachers, neighnors), and even kids (the gingerbread wash is super cute and smells like you want to eat it)!

Without further ado, here’s the ENTIRE I Want It All (IWIA) Arbonne Holiday 2019 Set UNBOXING video we did… scroll below the video to see pictures and details of each item individually. Contact me directly if you want the entire set for 50% off so you can be DONE with your holiday shopping like BOOM.

Arbonne Holiday Line 2019 Catalog

Click on the slideshow below to see each gift item in detail or download the catalog brochure here. Then shop the entire Arbonne 2019 Holiday Line! Get in touch with your Arbonne consultant stat (or click here to shop with me) because these will sell out fast! Also be sure to ask me about how to get the ENTIRE Arbonne 2019 Holiday Line for 50% off (while supplies last)!

Arbonne Giveaways!

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Vanilla Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Vanilla Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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Protein shakes are my go-to daily lunch, mostly because of their convenience, but it helps that they taste like dessert 😉 . You get an entire balanced and healthy meal in 2 minutes in the form of a tasty shake. Health, convenience and deliciousness… it’s a win-win-win for busy mamas.

But sometimes you just wanna eat something, ya know? And smoothie bowls are basically the same thing as the shakes I make, just with the liquid/solid ratio adjusted a bit for a more “spoonable” experience.

Add some crunchy toppings and you’ve got yourself an easy go-to on days when you don’t feel like drinking your lunch through a straw 😉.

So with that in mind, give this delicious recipe a try for breakfast or lunch!

Vanilla Dragonfruit Protein Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

  • 2 scoops Arbonne vanilla protein
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup frozen pink dragonfruit
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Just add all ingredients to your blender or Nutribullet and blend. Top with your faves! Pictured here is puffed quinoa, toasted, coconut flakes, coconut yogurt and berries. Yum!

 

Why I Love Arbonne Protein

In the world of protein powders, you have a lot of options. There’s whey, casein, soy, egg, rice, hemp and other plant-based sources.

Each of these have their pros and cons depending on your goals and ideals (weight loss, muscle gain, weight maintenance, health, sourcing, etc.).

When choosing a protein supplement, you’ll want to make sure your protein has a complete amino acid profile as well as taking a good look at the ingredients to make sure they’re contributing to – and not hurting – your overall health.

 

With that in mind, here’s why I choose Arbonne’s protein:

  • 100% Vegan: Contains no whey or casein (which can be hard to digest and can cause abdominal discomfort and gas)
  • 20 grams of Complete Protein: Many plant-based protein powders are not considered “complete” because they only use one source of protein. By combining protein from pea, brown rice and cranberry, Arbonne’s protein delivers a complete amino acid profile
  • Bonus nutrients: additional nutrients like vitamin B12 and Folate give me even more health benefits
  • Soy-free: I like to steer clear of soy whenever possible because of its negative impacts on health
  • Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Cruelty-free: All the -frees 😉
  • Tastes amazing: If you’ve ever tried protein powders before, then you know that most of them taste nasty. They’re either too grainy, or too artificial tasting, or too nasty. Lol. I seriously look forward to my Arbonne shakes every day because they really taste that good.

You can grab a bag of Arbonne vanilla protein here on my website. They have Chocolate and Chai flavors too 😋

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6 Protein-Packed Chai Breakfast Recipes For Fall

6 Protein-Packed Chai Breakfast Recipes For Fall

Looking for healthy and delicious high-protein breakfast recipes for Fall? Let's do Chai! Here are 6 of my favorite Fall chai recipes that are healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein.

“What did you have for breakfast this morning?”, she asked.

I was pregnant with my first baby and at my 20-week appointment. I had just finished telling my doctor that I was feeling extremely exhausted and a bit dizzy.

“Cheerios.”, I told her, with all the confidence in the world that she’d be proud of my healthy choice.

“That’s it?”, she asked. “Well, yeah,” I thought to myself. “Isn’t that enough?”

Apparently it wasn’t. She told me that I needed to be eating at least 15-20 grams of protein with my breakfast to give me the energy I needed to sustain me until my next meal. Cheerios wasn’t going to cut it.

And that’s not just the case with pregnancy. Turns out, consuming enough protein with every meal is a crucial part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. From helping you to feel fuller, longer to fat burning to bone health to lower blood pressure and so much more, sufficient protein is a MUST for a healthy diet, and especially important for breakfast.

A 5-second Google or Pinterest search will deliver a gazillion high-protein breakfast recipes, but let’s get into the season a bit, shall we? Let’s chai this baby up!

Here are 6 healthy, high-protein chai recipes that are perfect for cozy fall breakfasts. The recipes are also vegan, gluten-free and 100% delicious.

(I made you a quick-reference recipe sheet that you can print and post on your fridge for chai-flavored inspo all Fall-long. Grab it for free below!)

High-Protein Chai Breakfast Recipes for Fall (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Chai Detox Tea Latte

4 oz. almond or cashew milk, unsweetened

1 cup brewed detox tea, hot

1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 scoop plant-based Chai protein powder

Pinch of cinnamon

1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

Chai Protein Green Smoothie

2-3 handfuls spinach

1/3 frozen banana

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1-2 Tablespoons sunflower seed butter

1 cup almond or cashew milk, unsweetened

2 scoops plant-based Chai protein powder

Pinch of cinnamon

1/2 scoop Greens Balance (optional)

Ice + Cold Water

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Serve with raspberries!

Hot Chai Breakfast Bowl

1 cup gluten free hot cereal

3/4 cup almond or cashew milk, unsweetened

1 scoop plant-based Chai protein powder

2 Tablespoons toasted pecans

2 Tablespoons toasted raw coconut

Prepare hot cereal with milk and protein powder. Top with pecans and coconut. Enjoy!!

Chai Banana Protein Smoothie

2 scoops plant-based Chai protein powder

1/2 frozen banana, sliced

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

6-8 ice cubes + 1 cup cold water

2 Tablespoons almond butter

2 Tablespoons chia seeds or ground flax seeds

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

Chai Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

1 cup brewed detox tea, cooled (I keep a pitcher in my fridge!)

1 cup organic canned pumpkin puree

1/2 cup flax milk or nut milk, unsweetened

2 scoops plant-based Chai protein powder

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon + more for garnish

2 cups ice

Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!

Chia Chai Pudding

1 1/2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened

1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons chia seeds

1 scoop plant-based Chai protein powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon pink salt

Add all ingredients to an air tight container and whisk together until incorporated. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight). Divide between two bowls and top with coconut whipped cream, if desired.

*The protein powder I use for our family (and for these recipes) is a naturally flavored chai plant-based protein from Arbonne. You can use any protein powder you like, however, I do not know if the recipes will turn out the same. But half of the joy of cooking is experimentation, right? Have fun in the kitchen!

Off-Season Tip: The Chai protein powder is seasonal and made in limited quantities, so if you come across this article outside of the season and it isn’t available, you can use Vanilla Protein Powder instead (or your own fave) and add chai seasoning!

Hope you enjoy these healthy and delicious high-protein chai breakfast recipes as much as I do! Let me know your favorite in the comments below 🙂