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BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE: Quick and Delicious!

BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE: Quick and Delicious!

I'm finally getting to posting this recipe! My daughters and I have been making this smoothie for a couple of years now. As I was drinking one yesterday I realized that I never shared this recipe with you! It's ridiculously easy, like stupid easy. I totally dropped the ball on this one. I should've posted this a long time ago. Actually, I somehow thought I already posted this recipe. Kinda like when I think I answer a text but three days later I see my unsent text. What can I say, sometimes my brain works and sometimes it doesn't. But hey, better late than never!

So if you ever looked up smoothie recipes, you've seen that there are around 798,590,043,192,500 of them out there. I might even be undershooting it a bit. I've tried about 2,678 of them, give or take. I have a few issues with most smoothies: 

  1. Most are disgustingly high in calories, some as high as 600-700 calories. I mean, I get that most of them are supposed to replace meals but a lot of them have enough calories for two meals. 
  2. Most of them aren't protein smoothies, which to me is pointless. No way am I gulping down 400 hundred calories if I'm not getting a protein blast with it. To me, that's just empty calories. Screw that.
  3. Most (actually practically all) of the protein smoothies I've seen call for flavored protein powder. Now there isn't anything wrong with that other than I personally can't find one I like that isn't loaded with a bunch of ingredients and/or calories. 

I'm not a huge fan of drinking smoothies or shakes for meals but let's get real, sometimes our days are so damn busy and it's just a really easy solution. I certainly don't rely on smoothies regularly for meals but I'll usually make 1-2 smoothies a week. They're also great after a hard workout. And if I pick up my girls after school and we're going to be running around all evening long, it's a perfect solution for all three of us. I hand them their smoothies in the car and off we go. Then when we get home late we'll have a light snack before bed.

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The only protein that I use, and have used for over eight years, is NOW Sports Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate . I've tried different proteins over the years, but I end up using them once or twice and just go back to my isolate. I can mix it with anything and since it's unflavored, it's like it isn't even there. So no matter what I'm making with it, it just takes on the flavor of what I put it in. It's also low in calories. Big points for that.

I'm not saying that there aren't other really good proteins out there. And if you like the flavored proteins, there's tons of different ones to choose from! I personally just want a basic protein that is tasteless so I can use it freely in smoothies and when I'm baking.

Oh, btw, if you'd like the recipe for those yummy, healthy blueberry muffins in the pic with the smoothie, you can find it HERE! I mean you're gonna buy blueberries for the smoothie anyway, right? Might as well kick it up a notch and make some muffins to go with it!

You ready for this smoothie recipe? Let's do this.

BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Printable Recipe

WHATCHU NEED:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) or preferred berry
  • 1 frozen very ripe banana (slice before you freeze)
  • 1 scoop of  whey protein isolate unflavored powder or preferred protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 packets of stevia for extra sweetness, optional
  • 2-4 ice cubes for more volume, optional

WHATCHU DO:

  1. Mix everything up in a blender or food processor and enjoy!

 

Nutritional Info:

270 Calories, 1g Fat, 35 Carbohydrates, 6g Fiber, 20g Sugar, 27g Protein.

 

 

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