• Monika

My favorite protein smoothies


This post is for those of you, who don't enjoy the flavor and texture of protein powders when you dissolve them in water. I don't blame you. It's an acquired taste, especially if you buy plant-based powders that tend to be chalky.

Here, I'm sharing two of my most favorite flavor combinations: chocolate peanut butter banana and vanilla peanut butter blueberry.

I kept the ingredients down to a minimum, to keep the sugar in check, but feel free to play around with add ons and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla extract, etc.

Also, for the veggie avoiders out there, throw in some spinach or kale, you will barely notice them!

I would have one of those:

a) as a breakfast on the go,

b) if I was hungry and only had 1 hr before my workout (especially an intense training session)

c) post workout shake (especially intense such as HITT).

Additionally, watch out how much peanut butter and fruits you are putting in, as these can turn into calorie/sugar bombs pretty quickly.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 heaping scoops chocolate protein powder

1 banana

1 TBS powdered peanut butter

12-16 oz. liquid (water, almond or soy milk, regular milk)

Directions:

Place all the ingredients into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (when water used as liquid):

Blueberry Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 TBS of powdered peanut butter

1/2 cup of blueberries

12-16oz liquid (water, milk, almond or soy milk)

Directions:

Place all the ingredients into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (when water used as liquid):