3 Surprisingly Delicious High Protein Smoothie Recipes

Posted on Feb 23 in Articles | 0 comments

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While we are coming to accept that “high-protein” smoothies don’t mean steak-in-a-cup or pulling a Rocky with the raw eggs, many of us still seem to be stuck in an optionless limbo.

There are a number of extraordinarily delicious smoothies chock full of protein. You can even create a vegan masterpiece if you feel so moved, without sacrificing a single ounce of awesome.

If you’re in the market for a new kitchen buddy, the best blender for smoothies will have multiple speeds, a pulse option, and a high-quality motor and blade assembly.

If the finer points aren’t addressed in the basic features with which the model is advertised, you can browse online and read blender reviews written by customers to help you select the right blender for your needs. To whet your smoothie appetite, here are three of my favorite recipes.

Uber Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green tea, brewed double-strength and chilled
  • 1 tbsp raw, unfiltered honey
  • ½ one ripe avocado
  • ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds, sliced
  • 1 handful of greens (your choice, I like baby spinach)
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 ½ cup frozen berries (your choice, I like mixed)
  • 1 frozen banana

Instructions

Begin with your green tea, allowing the blades to work freely. In the order listed, add the ingredients, pausing or pulsing your blender to allow time for smooth results.

The chia seeds will give your beverage a thick texture. If you wish a thinner consistency, simply add water or additional green tea.

This protein-packed smoothie is a great alternative to a heavy lunch, especially when the weather gets hot. As well, you can create a pre- or post-workout snack to feed your metabolism without bogging yourself down.

The best blender for smoothies like this will be able to go the distance when it comes to adding the large chunks of frozen fruit. It’ll take that frozen banana like a champ.

It’s important to research your choice before you buy. Often, blender reviews available online will provide insight into particular strengths and weaknesses of a model, which will help you get the right model for your kitchen.

healthy high protein banana berry smoothie

Morning Glory

Ingredients

  • 6 oz unsweetened, full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raw honey (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 large orange, peeled and segmented

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Jazzed Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee (Brew double-strength and chill in an air-tight container)
  • 2 bananas, chunked
  • 1 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 7 ice cubes

Instructions

Blend together and enjoy! Caffeine and protein combine to help boost energy levels, making this delicious smoothie great for your morning start.

Flax seeds and Greek yogurt are high in protein and healthy fats—using the full fat variety of yogurt makes it easier for your body to process protein and gives the lactose (a natural sugar) less weight in the equation.

Remember, protein at any time of day doesn’t have to include traditional cultural choices of meat, eggs, and dairy. It can even be completely vegan, since many fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds offer a high protein yield.

The best blender for smoothies will be one that can easily handle a variety of textures, from frozen to fibrous, and fill your smoothie glass with delicious, consistent results. Blender reviews are really your best resource for narrowing your range of options, even if you decide to purchase one in person at a store.

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