Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fit Week: Protein Smoothie

When it comes to breakfast, I love the sweet stuff. I'm talking pancakes, french toast, cinnamon rolls, toast. But unfortunately, those things need to be reserved for special occasions, so I've been making smoothies every morning to take with me to work. I have a variety of smoothies that I make, but they all consist of this: frozen berries. This smoothie can easily be adjusted to your personal taste. I will often thrown in spinach or kale -- something to add in protein to keep me full for longer. I also use a Mixed Berry flavored protein. Six Star's Instant Protein mix is what I'm currently using, and the berry flavor blends in with the fruits so as not to be to chalky. I will also sometimes use juice as opposed to water, but the juice adds sugar and calories. For a healthier option, I'll do 1/4 cup juice and the rest water. What's in your smoothie?

Ingredients:
- 1 Cup Frozen Mixed Berries
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Peaches
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder
- 1+ Cups Liquid (water or juice)*
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- optional: spinach, kale, or other greens

*Depending on your desired consistency, you may want to use more or less water. I will often end up using a little more than a cup.


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16 comments

  1. Shakes for breakfast are the best!! Not only did I forget to eat breakfast yesterday, but I know that if I had a shake or a juice that wouldn't have happened!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Girl, you have me so inspired to start eating healthier and working out again this week. I've always wanted to try making a smoothie for breakfast and this one sounds perfect!!

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  3. Sounds yummy! I'll definitely have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing! xx

    Audrey | http://www.keygypsy.com

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  4. Yum!! This sounds so great! I love your jar too, it's adorable!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  5. This sounds awesome! I want to give this a go over the weekend. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. Ooo, yummy! That looks tasty and it's so simple. I love how you styled the last picture with the flowers!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  7. What a cute little cup! Protein powder is definitely something I need to look into. Is the one you use lactose-free?

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  8. I make a smoothie every morning for breakfast! So easy and yummy! I add raw oats in mine too for extra fiber! :)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  9. Delicious! Check out my fave of today!

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  10. mmm that looks amazing!

    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  11. This looks so good, I've been looking for recipes for smoothies for breakfast-they're so great for commuting to school & this seems to fit the bill. I'm going to have to look in to getting some of that berry protein powder!

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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    1. I love a good smoothie! And this protein really is a great choice -- I needed some and grabbed it, but it's turned out to be good! xo

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  12. I'm not much of a breakfast gal, but I do LOVE a good smoothie for breakfast! I'm going to look into that protein powder... A berry flavor sounds like it would blend great!

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  13. I love shakes for breakfast. I use the slim fast powder, a banana and peanut butter.

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  14. Yep, ours are very similar! LOVE them, I'm craving one now and I've already had one today :)

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