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The weather is getting warmer and you know what that means...smoothie time! Nothing beats that feeling after you've finished a workout or gotten home from a nice walk in the sunshine and you take a sip of something cold, smooth, and creamy...AHH! This Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie is Jack's FAVORITE! (Jack is my boyfriend/roommate - also referred to as the taste tester.)
There's just something about that classic strawberry banana flavor that hits just right. Not only is it fruity and sweet, but it's packed with antioxidants and protein which are great for our bodies!
I love to add pomegranates to this smoothie. It's a unique twist that provides an extra punch of flavor and tames the banana a bit.
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie Ingredients
Frozen Banana: This will make your smoothie nice & creamy.
Frozen Strawberries: Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. Plus, they're yummy!
Frozen Pomegranates: I love adding these for an extra boost of antioxidants and to help balance out the banana flavor. If you want to omit, add 4 more frozen strawberries or a full banana.
Vanilla or Coconut Protein Powder: Either of these flavors will work well with the bananas, strawberries, and pomegranates!
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: The subtle vanilla flavor of the almond milk adds a touch more sweetness to bring this smoothie together. The liquid will also help blend.
Equipment you'll need
How to make this Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
1. Measure out all of your ingredients and place in a high speed blender.
2. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until everything is combined together.
3. Pour into a glass and top with fresh fruit and granola if you wish!
Want to make this a smoothie bowl instead? Only include 2 tablespoons of milk. (If you need more to help blend, add by the tablespoon.) Let blend for more time, scraping down the sides of the blender occasionally until fruit is combined.
The ratios of this smoothie are so interchangeable, so you can really make this into whatever you want it to be! Use raspberries or blueberries, add spinach or kale, chocolate protein powder, toss in some kiwi or pineapple for a tarter flavor...the combinations are endless and they're all satisfying.
If you want to add greens like spinach, I recommend you add that first with the almond milk and then blend until smooth. This will ensure it's blended thoroughly and you don't gulp down any surprise spinach chunks!
Really want to rock your world? Put granola at the BOTTOM of your glass before pouring your smoothie in and you’ll get a piece in every single bite. *Chef's kiss*
Go on and enjoy!
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
- High Speed Blender
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 4 medium frozen strawberries
- 1 scoop vanilla or coconut protein powder
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen pomegranates
- ¼ cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
- Measure out all of your ingredients and place in a high speed blender.
- Blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until everything is combined together.
- Pour into a glass and top with fresh fruit and granola if you wish!
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