If you're looking for a simple, delicious, nutrient- and protein-packed smoothie, this is it! This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or a post-workout meal. I could easily drink this every day and I pretty much do! Give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think.
I like mixed berries because of the different flavors but feel free to add whatever berries you like. Also, the more ripe the banana is, the sweeter it will be. I like to use ones that have some brown spots but are not fully brown yet. If you're not a banana fan, try swapping it out for some frozen avocado! Avocado gives smoothies more of a creamy consistency and its flavor is mild enough to be masked by the rest of the ingredients.
Berry Banana Protein Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 smoothie
1/2 ripe banana, cut into pieces (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of berries (fresh or frozen) - I use blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries
1-2 cups non-dairy milk - I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbs. chia seeds or hemp seeds
1 serving of vanilla protein powder - I love Nuzest's Smooth Vanilla*
1 scoop greens powder (optional)
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Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
The ripeness of the banana is important here: if the banana is more starchy (yellow) than sweet (ripe and browning), your smoothie will taste dull.
Smoothies should be made fresh. This will thicken and lose flavor if it sits for too long.
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