Happy Wednesday, Everyone! Thought I’d leave you with a small post before heading to the gym!♥
I have a smoothie just about every day. They’re quick to make, easy cleanup, delicious, filling, nutritious, and so convenient. I could go on, but I’m sure you get the point. There are smoothies in every weekly recap post but I haven’t dedicated a post to a single smoothie in a long time. When I post smoothies on Instagram, I get questions about what goes into them, which protein powder I use, and so on. Well, my smoothies usually change when it comes to flavor, but I always stick to the same formula.
FRUIT: In my smoothies, I always add one cup of frozen fruit. Sometimes I’ll do a tropical frozen fruit, strawberries, mangos, blackberries, or whatever I’m craving. If I’m using chocolate protein powder, I’ll usually go with strawberries, raspberries, or frozen bananas. When it comes to vanilla protein powder, well, it goes with pretty much anything. For this smoothie, I used tropical fruit and strawberries.
PROTEIN POWDER: Let’s talk about protein powder. You can use whichever protein powder you like, but I’ve been using Orgain for the past two years. I think it tastes the best, never makes me feel sick, and I love their company. I have never been sponsored by them, or have had them send me free products. I genuinely love and support Orgain! It also helps that their protein is very inexpensive compared to others out there on the market. We go through protein so fast in this house, so it’s easier on the budget. I also try other plant-based protein powders and enjoy a few others as well.
LIQUID: I always bounce between unsweetened vanilla almond milk and unsweetened vanilla cashew milk. They’re both low in calories and fat, but give my smoothie a nice creamy texture. You can also use water, or whichever choice of milk you wish.
The ice is always optional. Sometimes I add it, and sometimes I don’t. If your fruit is frozen (which is KEY to making the best smoothie) then you’ll be good to go.
Smoothies have always been a part of my lifestyle. I love how refreshing they are, and how easy they can be customized to fit your cravings. In the fall, I like to add pumpkin and nutmeg, or eggnog during the holidays.
Super Foods: Sometimes, I’ll add more superfood powders to my smoothies depending on how I feel. I like to add spirulina, collagen, camu, maca, acai, matcha powder, turmeric, chia seeds, wheatgrass, and goji powder.
The nutritional info will vary depending on which ingredients you use, but this smoothie makes for the perfect protein source in the morning! I’ll usually have a couple of hard-boiled eggs with it, or a slice of peanut butter toast. 😊
Questions for you!
- Do you have smoothies daily?
- What is your go-to smoothie formula?
- Chocolate or vanilla protein powder?