The sun beat down in the campground, it was so hot. We lazied about, our energy being zapped by the dry heat of the desert southwest. We hid in the shade of the cottonwood trees and waited for the towering red walls of Zion to pass into the shade. Hot or not, we were going climbing soon, for now, we hung out and hydrated. A few hours later we found ourselves shivering despite the hot sun as we forded the Virgin River in our boxer shorts. The water was pumping, threatening to push us off balance as we carefully waded through the ice cold river, an incredible juxtaposition of hot sun and ice water. Finally across the chocolate colored waters, we continued on to our route. We were starting late in the day and planning to move fast, aiming to climb the route in less than half the time
Vegan Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
- 2 cups Almond Milk
- 1 cup of Berries (Strawberries or raspberries, whatever you preference is).
- 1 teaspoon Chocolate Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Flax (preferably ground).
- 1/4 cup of oats
- 2 scoops of Gnarly Vegan
Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you need a smaller serving, ingredients can be cut in half.Nutrition info:
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