Do you eat breakfast usually? My breakfast normally consists of a lot of coffee, and then nothing until lunch. But, I know that if I can get some protein down before I get too far into my day, my energy level definitely holds up better! So I thought I’d share my favorite protein smoothie recipe because it’s quick and delicious (and it’s purple!)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk or juice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- Handful of frozen fruit
- Set up your mixer or blender (I use a knock off of the Magic Bullet)
- Add the yogurt, milk or juice, protein powder, then the fruit. (Complete this order in reverse if using a traditional blender)
- Blend until mixture is smooth.
So a few things from my personal experience.
This is not a low-calorie smoothie but it is a meal replacement. I estimate it has about 45 grams of protein, depending on your yogurt, protein and milk choices. It’s definitely filling!
I also get plain or vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. I like the extra protein from the Greek type of yogurt, and I find it has less sugar because it’s not very sweet.
If you like almond or coconut milk, they work great as the “liquid” in this recipe. Water also works, but I find it makes it a bit thin for my taste.
You can also use fresh fruit, but I’d suggest adding a few ice cubes so that it stays cold. And be sure the fruit is very ripe and/or cut up in to small pieces so it blends together easier.
There you have it. This is my go to smoothie recipe I will make for breakfast. I try to drink it while it’s still pretty cold as I check emails and stuff in the morning at my desk.
Do you have a favorite protein smoothie recipe to share? Post it in the comments below!
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