Start of your morning satisfied with a wholesome smoothie. Boost your smoothie with protein by using whole food ingredients.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m craving smoothies in the morning. I love how quick and easy they can be. One quick tip that I have made a habit, is that the night before, I put all my ingredients in the blender. So all I have to do in the morning is give it a whirl and my smoothie is ready to go! Another prep trick is to make little baggies of all your smoothie ingredients and pop them in the freezer. Then in the morning, all you have to do is add your base (yogurt, milk, water). Smoothie in seconds!
I love my smoothies, but the key is finding the right combo of ingredients. Smoothies will fill you up because of their volume, but I like to make sure there is enough protein and fiber to really fill me up. I don’t want to feel hungry an hour after drinking it. I do use protein powders from time to time, but I don’t like to rely on them because 1) real food first 2) it can get expensive.
The protein star of this smoothie is Siggi’s Mixed Berries & Acai yogurt, packing in 14 grams of protein in 1 serving! Additional protein is coming from the powdered peanut butter (5 grams), chia seeds (3 grams), and a little more from the rest of the ingredients. Total this smoothie has 24 grams of protein, plus 12 grams of fiber!
After drinking this delicious recipe (ps tastes like a pb&j), I was full an satisfied! Of course, you can vary the flavor combos and sneak in some veggies, but always make sure to boost it up with some protein and fiber!Print
- 1 small banana
- 1 container Siggis Acai & Mixed Berry yogurt
- 2 tbsp powdered peanut butter
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- water, if needed
- In a blender, combine all ingredients.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add water to thin to desired consistency.
* Can substitute with regular peanut butter. Note that nutrition facts will change.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 339
- Fat: 6
- Carbohydrates: 54
- Fiber: 12
- Protein: 24