A strawberry protein smoothie is the perfect healthy, low carb breakfast recipe for weightloss that will help you feel full and satisfied and help power you through to your next meal.
Every morning is the same for me at my house during the school year. I wake up and instantly start running around making lunches and getting uniforms ready for my kids who don’t want to wake up until it’s almost too late! I then throw on my workout clothes (but lets face it, this is pretty much my normal attire anyway! –> when this goes out of style, I’m in serious trouble!) whip something up for them to eat in the car and give myself a heart attack the whole time driving to school in insane traffic. I swear every Monday that we are going to wake up earlier, but it never happens!
After school drop off, I head to my local YMCA and workout with my BFF. When I finally get home a few hours later, I am usually pretty starving and will make myself a protein smoothie. I love them because they are packed with protein, which helps sustain you throughout the day plus I can check off a couple of servings of fruits and veggies (yes, you read that right!) during my first meal of the day!
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Before we get started there are a few things we should discuss…
Choosing A Protein Powder:
Not all protein powders are created equal. When choosing a protein powder you need to decide if you want soy based or whey based (like this grass fed – whey protein) or vegan protein (like this one). This will mainly be determined by your diet preference/dietary restrictions. I personally choose to use protein powders that are ultra-pure and free of GMOs.
Adding in Vegetables:
I know that this sounds so insane, but in all fairness, I’m sure you’ve seen those infomercials on TV for blenders that make the perfect smoothies and they add in kale or spinach. You know, those green smoothies! But to be truthful, I’m just not able to wrap my brain around fully green smoothies, so I have a secret ingredient that I add in to my smoothies that give me the nutritional benefits of 1 cup broccoli, kale and spinach with hardly changing the flavor or color! Just 1 tiny little teaspoon of these gluten free, vegan, non GMO, organic dehydrated greens adds a whole ton of healthful goodness to your shake…and is the perfect way to sneak veggies into kids!!
I often have fresh strawberries that need to be used up asap. I don’t know about you, but it seems that whenever I buy strawberries they literally only last 1-2 days max! Half of the time, they have mold on them at the grocery store 🙁 So if I have fresh strawberries I like to use them in my shakes. However, if I don’t have any fresh ones that need to be used, I use frozen strawberries – this adds a nice chill to the overall smoothie making it seem like a shake.
Here are some of my favorite ways to use up fresh strawberries before they go bad:
Lets Make The Smoothie Together!
What You Need:
Blender – I use a Ninja
Strawberries, 1 cup – frozen or fresh
Milk of choice, 1/2 cup – 1 cup (based on preference)
Organic Greens Booster, 1 serving
Add everything into the blender and blend until you reach the desired consistency that you prefer.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
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