Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry Protein Smoothie Recipe is packed with all kinds of good-for-you nutrition and some protein to boot! I can’t get enough of these fabulous fruits~ strawberry, blueberry, banana smoothie makes my body so happy! Then we a powerful punch with vanilla protein and it just feels SO amazing!! It feels good to know I’m getting good nutrition to jump start my day. Hmmmmm mmmm. 🙂
Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry Protein Smoothie Recipe
I’m not gonna lie… as the nights get colder and the days get shorter I dread the shortage of fresh berries! Ugh. They’re SO amazing out of the garden or fresh from the local farmers market. You know just what I’m talking about, the amazingness of them fresh off the vine is like none other, right?!?!
Sooooo, I thought it was only fitting to celebrate the end of the season approaching with healthy and delicious smoothie recipe. Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to get fresh fruits and vegetables and this time I threw in some vanilla protein powder to help keep me full for a few hours 🙂
If it’s not the end of the season where you live… consider yourself lucky and then think of me while you’re enjoying your delightful little berries!
What’s the difference between a smoothie and a shake?
Most people love smoothies and shakes, some don’t really know the differences between them because after all the both cold and refreshing, drinkable, and delicious! In my opinion it all comes down to ice cream. . . yes, it’s true! Smoothies do not have ice cream, candy bars, cookies or pies in them. Smoothies are filled with healthy for you ingredients like fruit and veggies and healthier forms of protein and dairy.
Don’t get me wrong. . . I enjoy them both as probably most of you do too! I just enjoy smoothies on a more regular basis and shakes wellllll they’re a more special occasion or dessert kind of treat.
• Invest in a heavy duty blender; I’ve used a Blend Tec for well over a century now and I love it! It’s powerful enough to blend frozen fruit and vegetables smooth, smooth, smooth!
• I prefer using frozen fruits and vegetables in my smoothies so they have a thicker consistency.
• Freeze extra fruits and vegetables as they are just beginning to turn over-ripe; I use gallon plastic zip top freezer bags to toss them in.
• Freeze fresh produce to use later- I find they last just fine for up to 4 weeks. ie: spinach or mixed salad greens, baby carrots, cucumbers, banana’s broken into four pieces, sliced/cored apples and pears, extra berries, peeled/segmented oranges and clementines, grapes, and the list goes on!
• Extra nutrient add in’s are always good try adding: vanilla and chocolate protein powders, dry oats, a small handful of nuts, peanut butter, flavored yogurt or kefir, and more.
• Super food add in’s: gogi berries, coconut oil, avocado, acai or cacoa powder, chia or hemp or flax seeds, etc!
You may also enjoy some of our other Smoothie Recipes
- 10 ounces unsweetened almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons vanilla or chocolate protein mix, 1 scoop
- 1 cup ice
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into serving glasses and Enjoy!
Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry Protein Smoothie is always a good way to start the day or delicious for a mid-morning snack too!
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