Good morning beautiful people, I hope you’re all doing well!
It’s that time of year again; the days are getting warmer and longer and the selection of fresh fruit available is getting better and better.
The moment the weather starts getting warmer, I start craving fresh, flavorful, healthy smoothies!
I’ve been sharing some easy protein-packed smoothies over on my social media accounts and today, I thought I would share some of my favorites and explain why and how to make them really delicious and healthy!
Blueberry – Vanilla Smoothie
This blueberry-vanilla breakfast smoothie is absolutely delicious.
It’s loaded with protein, contains healthy complex carbohydrates in the form of oats and makes a really easy to-go breakfast option!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup alpro vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup oats
1.5 cups alpro protein drink
Keep in mind that these amounts are what I use for the consistency that I enjoy and the fullness I need from breakfast. Feel free to adjust accordingly.
I LOVE that the addition of this delicious yogurt and berries makes the smoothie sweet enough and tasty enough not to need any added sugars or sweeteners!
Strawberry banana Smoothie – two ways
This is my go-to post workout snack. It’s filling, protein packed, delicious and nutritious.
1 cup alpro protein drink
Large handful of strawberries
1 tablespoon almond butter
Large handful strawberries
2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
Hemp protein powder
1 cup milk of choice / water
I realize this may sound a bit weird, but it’s absolutely delicious!
Adding avocado to your smoothies not only adds delicious creaminess but also adds a lot of good fats, fibre and added nutrients to your diet that are super important for overall health.
Here are my fave avocado smoothie combos:
1/2 banana OR 1 cup berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup Alpro vanilla drink
2 tablespoons Alpro Greek style yoghurt
1 tablespoon almond butter
This is my number one smoothie ingredient at present; the Alpro chocolate protein drink.
It’s absolutely delicious and contains a lot of protein – so you get protein added to your smoothie without the need to supplement using powders or special shakes or anything of the sort!
Three ingredient protein smoothie:
1.5 cups Alpro chocolate protein drink
1-2 tablespoons chopped peanut butter
Blend over ice and enjoy. We drink this in record time in our house and with good reason – it tastes like an indulgent chocolate milk shake! Currently my favorite breakfast or post workout smoothie by far!
Smoothies can be an excellent way of incorporating more important nutrients into your diet very easily – however, striking a balance in very important. Always go for a combination of carbohydrates, proteins and good fats. Going for smoothies that only contain fruit and fruit juice is not a good idea. While the ingredients may be healthy, consuming smoothies that contain only fruit for example is far too much sugar. Using yoghurt, avocado, nut butters, protein powders, plant milks etc. will help improve the balance of sugars here. If you’d like a full smoothie guide, with different base options, add ins, options for smoothie bowls and so on, be sure to like this post and I’ll share a full smoothie guide next month!
That’s it from me for today – I’ll be back with a new blog post Every Single Saturday 🙂
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