Delicious Protein Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Protein Fruit Smoothie
Prep Time (Includes Blending)
Ingredients - Add to blender in the order listed.
- 5 cubes or equivalent in crushed ice. Ice, Cubed or Crushed
- One half – ½ Banana, Recommend cutting your bananas up and freezing them
- 4 Strawberries (remove the stems), but if using smaller fruit, such as Blueberries, 10-12 are plenty Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Peaches, Mixed Berry, etc., (Fresh or Frozen)
- 1 Cup Juice or Milk, OJ, Cranberry, Pomegranate, etc. or Milk, Almond, Soy, Rice
- 2 Tbsp’s Yogurt, NF or LF: Vanilla Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter, Regular such as JIF, Peter Pan, or you can also use Raw or Natural PB
- Serving Size on container (usually 1-2 scoops) Whey Protein Powder, Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry taste great!
- 1 tsp Honey or Agave
- Gather all of your ingredients and necessary tools (blender, drinking cup, measuring cup, tablespoon and teaspoon. For your fruit, be sure to remove any stems (they do not blend well) and wash the fruit thoroughly. Fill a spray bottle with one part white vinegar and three parts water and use as your wash with a fruit/vegetable scrubbing brush. You can also buy fruit and vegetable wash and follow the directions on the packaging.
- Add the ingredients in the order they are listed. This helps keep the peanut butter, honey and protein powder from sticking to the bottom and sides of the blender.
- I prefer to blend using the ice crush option. It blends a few seconds at a time, stops, then blends again for a period of 30 seconds. Once finished most of the ice and frozen fruit are blended and you can continue to blend or pulse on medium or high speed to achieve your desired consistency.
More About the Ingredients
Protein fruit smoothie’s are delicious and are best used as a replacement meal. If you are consuming post workout, add non-flavored Glutamine to hydrate muscle cells and relieve soreness.
Ice – If you use frozen fruit, you do not have to include ice too.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, vitamins A, C, B6, and E.
There are many benefits to eating fruits. They provide vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Strawberries are one of the richest sources of vitamin C and fiber. They have a high content of sodium and iron. Strawberries can also be used to relieve aches and pains.
Blueberries contain antioxidants to fight aging, cancer, and heart disease.
Kiwi is full of vitamins A, C, E, B, calcium, iron, and folic acid. They are great for digestion.
Peaches are a good source of vitamins A, C, fiber, and potassium.
Many yogurts are made with active bacteria. Eating probiotics, in adequate amounts, can have great health benefits. Yogurt contains vitamins B2, B12, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Peanut Butter provides many health benefits. It is full of vitamins E, B3, copper, iron, calcium, and potassium. In addition it has large amounts of dietary fiber and proteins.
Raw peanut butter has even more health benefits.
Whey Protein Powder when used as a dietary supplement can enhance immunity, aid in muscle growth, prolong endurance, and provide weight control. Whey protein is also low in carbs and fat, and will keep you full for longer.
Honey provides energy, immune system support, and can be used as a home remedy.