There are many ways to prepare a protein smoothie, but this one specifically packs a ton of protein & all the carefully chosen ingredients contain other wholesome benefits – it is a nutritional powerhouse that tastes fantastic.
It is easy to prepare (just blend all of the ingredients together). Plus, the amount of each component can be easily adjusted to suit your individual needs and taste.
This smoothie only takes a few minutes to make and is a better option than a ready-to-drink protein shake.
Protein Smoothie Ingredients
Almond Milk. 1 Cup.
Low in calories, it is high in vitamins and minerals, including calcium.
Elite Gourmet. 1 Scoop.
A blend of whey and casein proteins (the two proteins found in milk), gives you different rates of absorption that will help you feel fuller, longer.
Blueberries. ½ Cup.
With the highest antioxidant rate of any fresh fruit, a half-cup of these also boasts 2 grams of fiber. Since blueberries are thin-skinned, go for organic, as conventional versions are more likely to harbor pesticides.
Flax Seeds. 2 Tbsp.
High in anti-inflammatory omega-3s, they also contain lots of fiber.
Dark Chocolate. ¼ Bar.
Not only is dark chocolate high in vitamins and minerals, it also may have chemicals that improve mood and brain function, and protect against stroke and heart disease. Who doesn’t love chocolate?
Protein Smoothie Nutrition Information
|Silk – Pure Almond – Almond Milk Unsweetened – Original, 1 cup (240mL)||30||1||3||1||160||0|
|Dymatize Nutrition – Elite Gourmet Protein (Casein/Whey Blend) – Milk Chocolate, 1 Scoop – 32.4 g||125||6||2||21||95||0|
|Blueberries – Raw, 0.5 cup||41||11||0||1||1||7|
|Trader Joe’s Golden Roasted Flax Seeds Whole Seeds 2tbsp||90||4||7||3||0||0|
|Green & Black Organic U.S.A Label – Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa – 35 g bar, 0.25 bar||53||5||4||1||1||2|
Just blend ingredients together and you’ve made yourself a deliciously healthy, high-protein smoothie that will keep you full for hours.
Let us know if you try this recipe out, or make your own variation.