Sep 24, 2023

Fall Focus Reset: Day 6

Fall Focus Reset: Day 6

Adaptogenic Protein Shake

(Focus OR Defend Superblend)

Serves 1 • Paleo / Vegan + Dairy optional / Caffeine-free optional (if using Defend Superblend)

Welcome to the “shake” – creamier than an iced latte, but less ingredient-dense and thick than a smoothie. For this base shake recipe, protein powder and your choice of the Focus or Defend Superblend get blended with ice for a frothy adaptogenic drink. You can optionally add collagen for some extra protein and support for skin, joints, bones and muscles, and chia seeds for fiber, protein and healthy fats. 

For a caffeine-free version, go for the Defend Superblend + cacao powder (or instant herbal coffee) combo. Or if you’re looking for a little buzz, go for the Focus Superblend or Defend + coffee combo.


  • 1 cup milk of choice (or part water, part milk) 
  • 1 scoop protein powder*
  • 1 serving (1.5 tsp) JOYÀ Focus OR Defend Superblend
  • if using Defend Superblend: 1 tsp raw cacao powder**
  • optional: 1 scoop collagen powder
  • optional: 1 tsp chia seeds
  • optional (if using unsweetened protein powder): ½–1 soft, pitted Medjool date (or sweetener of choice), to taste
  • ½ cup crushed ice


*Use plain or vanilla protein powder, or chocolate for extra chocolatey flavor if using Defend Superblend.

** For a coffee protein shake, replace cacao powder with 1 shot espresso (OR ¼ cup strong brewed, chilled coffee OR 1 tsp instant coffee/herbal coffee).

How to

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and no chunks remain. 
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Movement Practice

Today, Lindsay works through a quick yet powerful flow to tackle tightness and promote mobility in the hips, hamstrings and adductors (inner thighs) – areas that are directly impacted by the positioning of our pelvis, aka, extensive sitting.